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The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured position as an Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include directing the Arabic Flagship Program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate research, and assuming a leadership role in the graduate program. As a member of the faculty, the successful hire will be expected to maintain an active, strong record of research and publication and to engage in service to the Department, College, University and the profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon experience and qualifications.



All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Arabic Studies or in a discipline where their expertise falls within the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants must have at least ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Arabic and pedagogical expertise that is relevant to the goals of the Arabic Flagship. While discipline and research specializations are open, prior engagement with an Arabic program is essential. A successful candidate should demonstrate an established record of managing or running an academic unit and successful grant application(s), as well as scholarly activity and excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In line with our effort to strengthen the Department’s regional profile, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate research and/or teaching ability in any of the other established departmental programs: Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew, Islamic Studies, or the Ancient Near East.



To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, a teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and the names and contact information for three professional referees. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio), All materials should be submitted by September 29, 2017 and review of applications will begin October 2, 2017. We intend to conduct preliminary Skype interviews in late October 2017.


For Further Info:
Esther Raizen, Search Committee Chair and Senior Associate Dean for Research


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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