Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Rollins College invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor of Arabic, to begin August 1, 2018.

Candidates must have at least an M.A. and preferably a PhD in Arabic, or in a related field, such as linguistics or Middle Eastern Studies, native or near/native language skills in Arabic with additional knowledge of one or more dialects, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the US university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Teaching load is 4-4, with half the courses in Arabic, and the remaining courses contributing to the Middle Eastern and North African Studies minor or the general education curriculum at Rollins College.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Teaching beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic
• Tutoring students of Arabic, including independent studies
• Teaching four classes per year for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program and/or the Rollins College Foundations in Liberal Arts program (general education) in the candidate’s area of expertise

Rollins College is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby, Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the College website at

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

Letter of interest, clearly addressing the above position requirements, Curriculum vita, Transcripts, Two letters of recommendation with references, Two of the latest teaching evaluations from students, Sample syllabus and a sample lesson plan.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Rollins offers institutional support for professional development and technological facilities and assistance from instructional technology professionals are available. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.


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