Assistant Professor – Arabic
Position Title: Assistant Professor – Arabic
Department: World Languages and Cultures - 32221
Vacancy Number: 16F-142
Position Number: 353
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position:
The University of North Carolina Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position effective on August 6, 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Arabic, Introduction to International Studies courses and upper-level courses specializing in Middle East, North Africa, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies. Arabic courses will be taught through distance learning systems of the university, either online or through intercampus-linked classrooms. An active research agenda is essential, and contributions to university service will be expected. The successful applicant will be tenure-track in the Department World Languages and Cultures and teach in both in International Studies and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
A Ph.D. in Arabic or related field, with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Arabic and teaching experience at the post-secondary level, must be in hand by August 2018. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English are required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have relevant pedagogical training.
Successful college-level teaching experience, a strong interest in curriculum and program development, and experience with online instruction in the classroom are a plus.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Founded in 1947 as Modern Languages, the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service to local and global communities. Through innovative and substantive pedagogies, the Department seeks to promote student understanding of the linguistic and cultural subject matters it teaches. We prepare students to acquire proficiency in world languages at all levels and enhance the students’ effective communication, creativity, critical thinking, greater awareness of the world’s peoples, and interpersonal skills, as well as their understanding of their own language. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of intellectual exploration and exchange in order to develop students’ research interests and abilities. Through teaching, applied learning, service, and research, we serve as a bridge connecting local, regional, and international concerns.
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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A letter of application and curriculum vitae which address all the minimum requirements, contact information for three references, and teaching statement. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Questions concerning the position, the application or the search procedure should be directed to Prof. Olga Trokhimenko, Chair of Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 13, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/13/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.