Visiting Instructor of Arabic

Visiting Instructor of Arabic
Washington and Lee University
Deadline: 19 November 2018

The Department of German and Arabic at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year visiting instructor of Arabic, beginning 1 July 2019. This position carries a 2-3 teaching load over two, 12-week terms (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020). Duties include teaching all levels of Arabic (first-, second-, and third-year), as well as advanced Arabic language courses that focus on media, conversation and composition, or topics in Arab literature, culture, and film. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in developing WLUArabic and to contribute to the dynamic, interdisciplinary program in Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Studies.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed at least an M.A. in Arabic Language (TAFL or a related field (e.g., second language acquisition, comparative literature, Middle Eastern Studies)). Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D. Qualified applicants will have comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect. The competitive applicant will have demonstrated experience in Arabic language pedagogy using the integrated approach in a North American or liberal arts context.

Review of applications will begin 19 November 2018. Interviews will be conducted through Skype in December. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following documents to Interfolio:
• Cover letter
• C.V.
• Graduate transcript(s)
• Teaching portfolio (to include sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available)
• Three confidential letters of recommendations

Questions may be addressed to Professor Anthony Edwards, at

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.


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