Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic position to begin August 10, 2024. The standard teaching load is 3/3 courses per academic year. Renewal is contingent on performance and available funding. Service duties may include but are not limited to conducting assessments as well as engaging in extracurricular activities and student recruitment.

Requirements include: 1) Ph.D. by time of appointment in Arabic language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field; 2) demonstrated excellence in teaching Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and at least one dialect to non-native speakers at the university level; 3) native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.

Preferences include: At least three years of experience teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at the university level; familiarity with contemporary second language teaching methodologies; knowledge of instructional technologies; and OPI or other types of assessment, such as the Flagship reading and listening tests. We strongly prefer a record of teaching that includes attention to diversity and underserved or underrepresented communities.

In Arabic, we offer a faculty-led study abroad program, a Project GO program, and cultural events for the community.

Applications are to be submitted online and must include: (1) a letter of application that describes the applicant’s teaching philosophy, relevant teaching experience, and contributions to a diverse and equitable environment through their teaching, service, and/or research; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) name and contact information, including email address, of three people who are willing to submit recommendation letters. Please do not send any other materials at this time. After an initial review, finalists will be asked to have letters of recommendation submitted, and may be asked for additional materials, including a teaching portfolio.

Applicant screening will begin on October 24, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to and search for job number 527244. The application will remain open until the position is filled.
Members of groups historically underrepresented in the professoriate are especially encouraged to apply.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Janell Watson at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Applications close: Open until filled

Salary Information: Competitive

Review Date: October 24, 2023


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