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The Faculty of Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (SLLLC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in the area of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, effective July 1, 2017.


We are seeking a candidate who is focused on teaching and teaching innovation. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MA in Arabic Language, Linguistics or Literature, with expertise in language pedagogy and native or near native fluency in Arabic. The ideal candidate will also show evidence of excellent achievement in teaching. An ability to teach other languages of the Muslim World would be considered an asset.

The expectations of the position are to teach seven (7) courses per academic year, contribute to curriculum development, build student engagement in the new program, commit to School and University service, and engage with the local community.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is a newly formed unit whose faculty research and teach Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages and related cultures as well as Linguistics. The latest addition has been the introduction of the program in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (ALMC). The School considers this an area that will grow in the coming years, and is looking for an energetic individual who can contribute to the evolution of ALMC. For more information about the School, please visit

Applications in PDF format should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (including potential courses to be taught), previous course syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available) and three confidential letters of recommendation (with at least one letter addressing teaching ability).


To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be submitted by March 15, 2017.

Dr. Cheryl Dueck, Search Committee Chair
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4


The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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