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The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a non-tenure track instructional position to teach two courses in contemporary Arabic literature in the Spring 2018 semester. Field of specialization is contemporary Arabic literature with a special emphasis on poetry, prose, comparative and/or gender studies, subfield of specialization open. Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English. The ability to teach introductory and specialized Arabic literature courses both in Arabic and in English is a must. A terminal degree is expected but not required. Compensation will take the form of wages. The anticipated start date is January 8, 2018.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting 0621758 and electronically attach the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, a recent article or book chapter in English and/or Arabic (attach to Writing Sample 1).

Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for two (2) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Jean Blackwell
Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures
P.O. Box 4000781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Jean Blackwell
(434) 243-1528

Review of applications will begin November 4, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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