The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Arabic Studies. Strong candidates will have research interests centered on expressions of contemporary social and political phenomena in the Arab World, including but not limited to migration and refugee issues, statelessness and conceptions of nationhood, treatment of minority groups, fundamentalism, liberalism, modes of social activism, and the like. They will also be skilled at translating these interests into engaging courses that meet student interest in the current political moment and related cultural production, while expanding their understanding of the diversity and plurality of the contemporary Middle East. The successful candidate will actively participate in all aspects of the Arabic Program at UMD, which consists of a major and a minor and hosts a federally-funded Arabic Flagship Program that draws a diverse student body from majors across the campus. The teaching load is four courses a year (a 2-2 load). In addition to a dynamic research agenda, a passion for teaching Arabic as a second language at all levels is essential. Candidates who can contribute to the intellectual life of the School and the University through interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly desired for this position.
PhD in hand by July 2020; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; a strong command of Modern Standard Arabic.
How to apply:
For best consideration, apply by Monday, November 4, 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and an approximately 20-page writing sample. Please upload the sample syllabus as Supplemental Document 1. The names of three references will be requested in the online application, and the system will generate emails asking them to submit their letters of reference via a link. All application materials should be submitted only through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: https://ejobs.umd.edu.
The position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.