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The Department of French and Arabic of Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year term appointment in Arabic language, literature, and culture beginning Fall 2020. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open but we are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with Arabic film, popular culture, and literature. The successful candidate must be capable of offering engaging courses that meet the students’ curiosity about the multiplicity of cultures in the contemporary Middle East.


Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2020. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Mervat Youssef at [] or 641-269-3173.

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