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The University of Southern California’s new and growing interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a non-tenure track lecturer position to teach beginning through advanced Arabic language. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach a dialect of colloquial Arabic and to teach courses on Arabic culture in English translation. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Arabic; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Arabic language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A. or Ph.D. in Arabic, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field required.

Complete application will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; CV; three recent letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s teaching; and recent teaching evaluations. Send applications to: Kevin van Bladel, Search Committee Chair, Middle East Studies Program, USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, 256 Taper Hall of Humanities, Los Angeles CA 90089-0352.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: .

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 18, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

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