Assistant Professor of Arabic

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Assistant Professor of Arabic

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Sep 4, 2020
Close Date:
Nov 1, 2020

Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of German, Russian, Italian, and Arabic at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic language and cultural studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021.  The candidate will be expected to teach Modern Standard Arabic Language courses at all levels. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to offer one or two courses in Arabic literature, history or cultural studies. Applicants should have native, or near-native, fluency in Arabic and preferably have a record of excellence in teaching Arabic language, as well as experience in building a successful language program that engages students creatively both in the classroom as well as with co-curricular activities. Specialization, period, and subfields are open, but we are seeking candidates with interdisciplinary research interests who can also contribute to the College's program in Middle East and Islamic World Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment.

Ph.D in Arabic Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates who can demonstrate that they are close to completing their dissertation may also be considered.  The teaching load for this position is four courses in the first year and five courses thereafter. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., a brief statement of teaching goals, a list of proposed courses with brief descriptions, sample syllabi, and a list of three references. Our review of applications will begin on October 21, 2020. Candidates should submit materials via interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Abhishek Amar, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. 




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 11/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time