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Job Description: The School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure eligible position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to support the Arabic and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies programs and to contribute to the development of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and International Studies.

The position requires teaching eight courses per academic year (four courses each semester), including both lower and upper division Arabic courses using proficiency-based, communicative language, student-centered pedagogy and curriculum that integrates Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic; and courses whose content contributes to Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Required Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 2019 in Arabic studies or closely related field with preference given to Arabic language acquisition and teaching Arabic as a foreign language; native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one colloquial Arabic dialect, and English; knowledge and experience following standards for teaching Arabic as a foreign language as articulated by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages; interest in and ability to teach Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies courses; a successful record of university undergraduate teaching, ideally in a public urban university; and demonstrated experience working in and fostering the development of a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the development and design of Arabic language courses and curriculum that utilize the latest techniques in language pedagogy; experience in academic program management; experience developing study-abroad programs; and eligibility for employment in the United States.

VCU is a premier urban, public research university. Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm, convenience, and excitement of an historic and dynamically changing global city, Richmond provides an engaging place to work, live, and play. The College of Humanities and Sciences is the heart and soul of the university, with core disciplines in the natural science, social science, and humanities. The School of World Studies brings together teachers and researchers in all three major disciplinary areas, offering degrees in Anthropology, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Religious Studies.

For more information about the School of World Studies please visit our website at

To Apply: Please apply electronically at

You must upload the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching including observation reports if available, and contact information for three professional references to provide letters of reference as requested by the search committee.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically by January 10, 2019 to be considered for this position.

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