Assistant Professor

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number F290P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/18326

Working Title Assistant Professor

Department World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures promotes J. William Fulbright's legacy of international understanding and global academic exchange. Through the Center for World Languages, courses in 13 languages and participation in many interdisciplinary programs across campus, faculty members empower students to become proficient communicators and acquire a working knowledge of cultures and literatures around the world.



Department Home Page languages.uark.edu

Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Kimpel Hall

Summary of Job Duties

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic, to begin August 2017. The Department seeks an experienced, energetic individual who will contribute to a dynamic and growing Arabic program which currently offers all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect as well as a minor in Arabic, with plans to expand its contributions to a strong Middle East Studies program that is independently endowed.

This position entails teaching classes across a wide range of undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting research leading to publication, designing graduate and undergraduate courses, providing curriculum material, constructing syllabi, leading classroom instruction, writing and administering exams, coaching students in the writing of essays, mentoring and evaluating students, serving on various faculty- and student-oriented committees, and participating in the faculty decision-making of the Department of World Languages.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in Arabic Literature and Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field must be conferred by the start of employment
  • Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic Literature/Culture at the college level in North America


Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated active research agenda
  • Teaching experience in both MSA and Levantine or another dialect
  • Program building experience
  • Study-abroad teaching experience


Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

Occasionally:

  • Grasping
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Feeling
  • Sitting
  • Standing

Constantly:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

If yes, please specify

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements



Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Fulbright College Office of Human Resources and Diversity
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
416 N. Campus Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-6729
Email: arsc-hr@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by March 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita, a brief a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience, and transcripts.

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. Interfolio document email addresses or individual contact information can be used. Candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.

Campus interviews will likely begin in April.



Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents

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