The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or culture, in hand by August 20, 2014; native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English; evidence of an active research program in Arabic studies; familiarity with up-to-date approaches to language instruction and Arabic curriculum development; and successful teaching of courses in Modern Standard Arabic as a second language. The successful candidate must be able to direct the first- and / or second-year Arabic program, to teach undergraduate courses in Arabic language, and to teach and direct advanced courses in Arabic language and in Arabic/Islamic literatures and cultures.
Experience teaching in an American college or university and in language program coordination; experience or interest in grant writing. The Department currently offers a minor in Arabic and seeks to expand course opportunities to offer a major. There will be possibilities to mentor graduate students in the Division and other academic departments and opportunities to collaborate with Division faculty to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Literature, Cinema, Translation, International Studies, French, Spanish, History, Religious Studies, Journalism, Communication Studies, Business, and Linguistics, among other academic units.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that indicates research interests and teaching philosophy, and one sample of English-language scholarly work online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online to the same link. Refer to requisition number 63327. Screening begins October 20 and preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or Skype. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a digital sample of their language teaching.
The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.