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The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures or Cultural Studies, beginning September 1, 2020. Knowledge of the Eastern Mediterranean and modern Middle East from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective strongly preferred. Must be able to supervise and teach in the Arabic language program, as well as develop and teach courses in English within a field of specialization that would enrich the MLLC department’s course offerings. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Requirements: Native or Near-Native fluency in Standard Arabic and English, PhD in hand by appointment date, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching.

Application instructions: Interested applicants should submit application materials online. Please upload current curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching experience and contact information for three online reference letters.

Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled, but the review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020.

For information please contact the chair of the search committee Alex DesForges at


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