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The Department of Arab Studies at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in Arab Studies beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have completed, or will complete the PhD by August 2018, and will demonstrate a record of excellence in research, experience in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to mentor undergraduate research projects, and interest in contributing to program building. Native proficiency of Arabic is required. The candidate will be expected to teach Arabic language courses as well as advanced Arabic content courses on an aspect of culture related to the candidate’s area of research interest. Area of specialization is open. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 21, 2018.


Candidates should complete an online application at Please submit a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should include your teaching philosophy, courses you would like to offer, research agenda, and a diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how you integrate this commitment into your teaching, research, and/or service. Candidates must arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation.


Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity, and upholds education excellence through student-faculty collaborative research and inclusive pedagogy. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and seeks applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

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