Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Location
Lexington, Virginia
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted
Jan 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in Arabic, beginning 1 July 2018. This position carries a teaching load of 6 courses over three terms (two 12-week terms and one 4-week term): 2-3-1. Duties include teaching all levels of Arabic (first-, second-, and third-year), as well as advanced Arabic language courses that focus on media, conversation and composition, or topics in Arab literature, culture, and film. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate will be expected to help supervise the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA), organize and assist with extracurricular activities, and contribute to the recently formed program in Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have completed at least an M.A. in Arabic Language (TAFL or a related field (e.g., second language acquisition, comparative literature, Middle Eastern Studies)). Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D. Qualified applicants will have comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect. The competitive applicant will have demonstrated experience in Arabic language pedagogy using the integrated approach in a North American or liberal arts context.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.