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The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Arabic language and literature courses at all levels, courses in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies, and contributing to Queens College’s liberal arts curriculum. Applicants must provide evidence of an active research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to share responsibilities for departmental activities.

Our department offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses, taught in English, on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and literatures.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Arabic literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Arabic and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development

HOW TO APPLY: Please follow the instructions below:
– Go to and click on “Employment”;
– Click on “Search Job Postings”;
– Click on “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs”;
– Enter the Job ID 17425 in the box for “Job Opening ID” and click on “Search”;
– Click on the “Posting Title,” then on “Apply Now” and follow the instructions.

The candidate must upload his/her cover letter, CV, writing sample into CUNYfirst in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. (Please use simple names for the documents you upload, for example, JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.)

Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Yunzhong Shu ( by the closing date.

We take pride in our diverse community and encourage people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

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