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Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, beginning in July 2018. The position is for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. A completed Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will teach language–introductory through advanced courses–as well as possible courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g. literature, film, etc. The teaching load consists of 3/2 course schedule. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language. Field of specialization open. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the Arabic Search Committee Chair, Professor Qussay Al-Attabi (

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s teaching experience as well as research and scholarship; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) letters of reference from three (3) recommenders; 5) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 6) a writing sample (in English) of no more than 30 pages.
Review of applications will begin January 19, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the January 19th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Skype Interviews.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.
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Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. 
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