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The George Mason University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages (Fairfax, Va.) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning August 2015.   

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics, cultural studies, literary studies, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate should clearly demonstrate an active research and publication agenda, and provide evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching. Other requirements for this position include university-level teaching experience in the U.S.; native or near-native oral and written proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic, at least one dialect of Arabic, and English; knowledge of the history, culture and geography of the Arab world; familiarity with Arabic and English computer software programs and keyboarding; and the ability to use technology in the classroom. Willingness to participate in study abroad programs is a plus. We are interested in candidates who have the capacity to teach in department-based and college-wide interdisciplinary programs as well, such as, but not limited to, Masons programs in Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies.   

Responsibilities:  Teaching load: four courses per year (two per semester) in Arabic language, literature, culture, or any combination of these areas. Additional responsibilities include contributing to the development of Masons fast growing Arabic program, as well as some administrative and curricular tasks, and student advising.   

Review of the applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The committee will conduct interviews at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting (November 22-25, 2014) in Washington, D.C.   For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8436z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter stating the candidates research agenda, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, two scholarly writing samples (the second sample may be uploaded to the Other Doc upload category), a summary of student evaluations of teaching if available (uploaded to the Other Doc 2 upload category), and the names and contact information of three individuals who can later be contacted for letters of recommendation. AA/EOE 

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