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University of Pennsylvania, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature, to begin Fall 2012. Applicants should combine a primary research focus on modern Arabic literature and culture with competence in language learning pedagogy. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses. An ability to cover courses on pre-modern Arabic literature, in addition to courses on modern Arabic literature and culture, will be an advantage.PhD is expected by August, 2012. Applications are to be submitted on-line at and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011 and the process will continue until the position is filled.

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