The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that prepares global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in modern literature and/or cultural studies. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level. Salary and internal funding opportunities are competitive. This is a joint position in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) and the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS). IAS, located in the growing College of International Studies, has a thriving program in Middle East Studies that has attracted growing national recognition. OU, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about MLLL, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/. For information about IAS, please go to https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit materials electronically athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5989Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

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