Arabic Language Lecturer

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a lecturer position in Modern Standard Arabic beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Responsibilities consist of teaching both first-year Arabic (Introductory Arabic) and second-year Arabic (Intermediate Arabic). The total teaching load is six courses over the three quarters of the academic year. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position is $66,259-$72,404. Position percent time is 67%. The anticipated start date for this Appointment begins July 1, 2024.

This lecturer position will complement core faculty in Islamic Studies (Religious Studies), Middle Eastern history, Global Studies, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Ethnomusicology, and other disciplines. In addition to its strong graduate program in Islamic Studies, the department of Religious Studies administers an undergraduate B.A. degree in Middle East Studies. UCSB is also home to a vibrant Center for Middle East Studies (

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment).

Applicants should submit: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching pedagogy; (4) summary of teaching experience; (5) summary of teaching evaluations; and (6) arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted through UC Recruit at Inquiries may be addressed to the department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Kasey Odell, at [email protected].

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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