Visiting Asst. Professor Arabic Studies

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor in Arabic Studies beginning August 2022. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. The successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching excellence with a strong commitment to pedagogy that values diversity and inclusivity. The teaching load is six units per year with a range of undergraduate Arabic language and culture courses as well as topics courses taught in English. Ph.D. in Arabic Studies or a related field is expected prior to appointment.

Competitive candidates will have three or more years of Arabic teaching experience at the college level as well as native or near-native fluency in Arabic, a good command of English, and a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Experience with current instructional technologies and a commitment to teaching language in a cultural context are required. Reporting to the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), the Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies will play a vital role in shaping an evolving Arabic Studies curriculum.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia and two hours from Washington, D.C. Featuring five schools and a wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Applicants should apply online at and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on March 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions about the position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kasongo Kapanga (


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