The Arabic Program in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) for the 2019-20 academic year, with possibility of extension. The Program includes a major, a minor, and an Arabic Flagship Program and draws interested students from majors across campus. It uses the integrated approach in teaching Arabic, i.e. Arabic dialects and the formal register are taught side by side, based on different linguistic and cultural functions.
Strong candidates will have a passion for teaching Arabic as a second language at all levels and for developing new curricular content in Arabic and English in an area of specialization that engages students with life in the contemporary Arab World from varying perspectives. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, contemporary literature, visual culture, digital communications and media, migration and refugee studies, environmental studies, international relations, and anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in academic and extracurricular events sponsored by the Program, to pursue an active research agenda, to teach four courses per year (a 2-2 load), and to play a dynamic role in curriculum development and outreach in interdisciplinary studies and on-campus partnerships.
Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 20, 2019; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; a strong command of Modern Standard Arabic. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; research travel support available.
This position will be filled as either an Adjunct Assistant Professor or as Visiting Assistant Professor. There is no tenure associated with this position. For best consideration, materials should be received by Wednesday, March 6, 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, all through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: https://ejobs.umd.edu. This position is contingent on continued availability of funds.
The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures seeks to investigate and engage with the linguistic, cultural, cinematic, and literary worlds of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, as well as questions surrounding language learning itself. Its 15 units are organized into 6 Departments (East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Italian; Germanic Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Russian; Spanish and Portuguese) and three independent programs (Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Film Studies; and Second Language Acquisition); 2 Centers (Center for East Asian Studies and the Roshan Center for Persian Studies); the Language House Living-Learning Program, and the Summer Institute. To learn more about the School, please visit our website: www.sllc.umd.edu.
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