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The University of Oklahoma announces a new tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that aims at preparing global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic language pedagogy. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as Arabic media and culture. Salary is competitive. The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie Very High Research institution, is home to World Literature Today and the South Central Modern Language Association. The position is a joint appointment in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and the Department of International and Area Studies (part of the growing College of International Studies, which also houses an active Center for Middle East Studies); for information about the departments visit and

To apply, please upload a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and sample publications (no more than two), and have three recent letters of recommendation submitted directly by references at

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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