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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Studies – 0...

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University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Studies – 000080LA

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor in Arabic Studies beginning August 2022. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. The successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching excellence with a strong commitment to pedagogy that values diversity and inclusivity. The teaching load is six units per year with a range of undergraduate Arabic language and culture courses as well as topics courses taught in English. Ph.D. in Arabic Studies or a related field is expected prior to appointment.

Competitive candidates will have three or more years of Arabic teaching experience at the college level as well as native or near-native fluency in Arabic, a good command of English, and a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Experience with current instructional technologies and a commitment to teaching language in a cultural context are required. Reporting to the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), the Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies will play a vital role in shaping an evolving Arabic Studies curriculum.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia and two hours from Washington, D.C. Featuring five schools and a wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on March 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions about the position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kasongo Kapanga ([email protected]).

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Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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