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Call for Applications: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic, Macalester College

October 5, 2019

The Macalester College Department of the Classical Mediterranean and Middle East invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic. Candidates must demonstrate passion and ability for teaching Modern Standard Arabic at all levels, as well as research and teaching interests in the literature, history, cultures, and/or societies of the classical Arab world. Strengths in pre-Islamic literature, interdisciplinary approaches to literature, and in literary theory and analysis are particularly welcome. This is the sole position devoted entirely to Arabic within a thriving and interdisciplinary undergraduate program conceived inclusively as the area study of the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East in classical antiquity. Candidates should have experience independently developing and leading an Arabic language program.
We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting and committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. The Department of the Classical Mediterranean and Middle East is deeply committed to the College’s distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. For further information about the position, contact the department chair, Brian Lush ([email protected]), or visit the College’s website (www.macalester.edu).

Please submit a letter of application, a C.V., a graduate school transcript, three letters of reference, and a description of teaching interests by October 5, 2019 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13859, if you wish to be considered for this position. We hope to conduct a first round of Skype interviews before the Thanksgiving break, with invitations of finalists to campus shortly thereafter.