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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College seeks applications for the full-time position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, for a one-year term to begin in fall 2015. The successful candidate is expected to have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, to have experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic as a foreign language, and to be able to teach courses at all levels and courses on Arabic literature in English translation. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Arabic Literature or a related discipline. A.B.D. candidates without completion by August 16, 2015, will be considered at the instructor rank. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses a year. Swarthmore College participates with Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College in a Tri-College Arabic program with a common curriculum. The successful candidate will also contribute to the College’s concentration in Islamic Studies and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Middle Eastern Studies Initiative (MESI). Submit dossiers including cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, 3 recent letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) by October 31, 2014 via Academic Jobs Online at

If unable to submit online, materials may be mailed to Dr. Khaled Al-Masri, Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. 

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Its mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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