Lector, Arabic Language

Lector, Arabic Language
Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities -: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Yale University invites applicants for a full-time teaching position of Lector of Modern Standard Arabic to begin July 2020. The appointment is for up to three years, with possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities consist of teaching five or six courses per academic year, comprising a combination of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic, at all levels; advising Arabic students; working in close collaboration with the other Arabic language instructors; assisting in strengthening the Arabic program, including curriculum and materials development; and supporting outreach activities. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and English; the ability to teach colloquial Arabic courses, preferably Levantine; teaching experience with an integrated skills approach; and training in second language methodology/pedagogy. An MA in the teaching of Arabic to speakers of other languages and ACTFL certification are strongly recommended; PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire preferred.

Interested applicants should upload to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/73604 (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter, (3) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) university transcripts. In addition, applicants should solicit three reference letters from outside Yale, which referees may upload to Interfolio. Address all questions about the position to: Prof. Shawkat Toorawa, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, at shawkat.toorawa@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin February 5th, 2020.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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