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The University of Minnesota’s Department of Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2015 (08/31/2015). 

Desired expertise: Arabic literature, film, drama, or other cultural texts, from any historical period.Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Arab Studies, Comparative Literature or related field; native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic; advanced ABDs considered. Duties/Responsibilities:maintaining an active program of scholarly research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising students; contributing service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

All applicants required to apply online via Please click on “APPLY FOR THIS POSTING” and follow the instructions. Please attach the following required materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a sample of your scholarly research (an article or chapter, published or not). Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department — emailed to or mailed to: Arab Studies Search Committee, Asian Languages and Literatures, U of MN, 220 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. 

Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 15, 2014.

The Asian Languages and Literatures department is currently expanding and restructuring its course offerings relating to Arab Studies and Arabic language and is anticipating exciting developments in this area. The department is also offering a number of language instructor positions. For details,

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