Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Arabic Studies)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William and Mary invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Arabic Studies that will begin August 10, 2024. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in both Arabic language courses (all levels) and other lecture and seminar-style courses in English, and to contribute to the William & Mary COLL (general education) curriculum. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Required: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (August 10, 2024) in addition to having a successful teaching proficiency-based teaching record in an American University (including global sites of U.S. institutions of higher education.) The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.

Preferred: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus for a course you would like to teach. A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners and/or scholars in Arabic Studies in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, Oct. 15, 2023. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled. 

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary is the oldest program in modern languages in the United States. The department traces its beginning to the establishment of a professorship in modern languages at William & Mary in a curriculum reform instituted by Thomas Jefferson in 1779. Today that single professorship has grown to more than 50 faculty members offering courses in eight languages, literatures, and cultures. Faculty members of every rank are engaged in teaching at all levels, in study abroad programs, in a variety of research activities, and in service to the university, the community and the profession.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the
research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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