Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture

Job description

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture for the academic year 2019-2020. Position is full-time limited to 06-20-2020, with anticipated renewal.  URI’s Arabic program is communicative, proficiency-oriented and integrates the teaching of spoken colloquial Arabic (currently Levantine Arabic) with the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic. The program currently offers a minor in Arabic Language and Culture.

The lecturer will teach a total of 12 credits per semester, typically in the form of 3 four-credit courses, and will assist the Arabic section with program development, program promotion, course coordination and extra-curricular activities. The lecturer will teach courses at all levels, from beginning language courses to upper-level content courses taught in the Arabic language, and potentially English-language content courses on cultural topics in the Arabic-speaking world depending on qualifications.

Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (F00125).   Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:  (#1) Letter of Application addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, as well as the applicant’s pedagogical approach, experience and teaching interests. You must explicitly state your position on teaching both spoken colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic (as one complete PDF document), (#2) Curriculum Vitae, which includes the names and contact information of at least three professional references (as one complete PDF document), and (#3) “Other Document” A Lesson plan for a 50-minute introductory-level Arabic class with the goal of reinforcing the learning of the first 10 cardinal numbers, as expressed in a colloquial dialect of Arabic. Assume students have studied Arabic for approximately 4 weeks. The students will have already completed a homework assignment in which they have learned the numbers at home and have completed some exercises at home already. The purpose of the lesson is to reinforce students’ ability to recognize and produce these numbers, preferably in a communicative context – the lesson plan can have a more specific set of goals. The lesson plan should clearly describe the activities that will take place during the class, and the role of the teacher and students during those activities. Please write the lesson plan in English. (the information must be one complete PDF document).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 28, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 28, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: F00125
Posted: 1/14/2019
Application Due: 3/15/2019
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