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The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arab Studies to begin Fall 2014.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Modern Standard Arabic, with a 3/3 teaching load. The ideal candidate will have native or near native fluency in Arabic and/or a Ph.D. in Arabic language or literature or related field. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Arabic of at least 18 graduate hours. A candidate with a degree in a related discipline might teach in Arab Literature or Cinema or Arabic Studies, and will participate in a growing program in Arab Studies and Asian Studies that includes faculty in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Art History, Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies and International Business.

Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teaching foreign languages), the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs at the College of Charleston provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies.

Applications should include cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, c.v., copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and two letters of reference, and should be sent to by mail to Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, c/o School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. The College of Charleston is an urban campus situated in the Historic District of Charleston. Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 16, 2014.

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