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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning 1 August 2020.

Specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or related field required. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect of Arabic required. The successful candidate should provide evidence of excellence in teaching Arabic language, literature and culture at the college-level using the integrated approach. Willingness to contribute to study abroad programs as well as external programs such as STARTALK and ProjectGo should be addressed in letter of application. The ability and willingness to teach beginning and intermediate French is a plus.

VMI faculty teach six courses per year and participate in academic advising, committee work, research, and mentoring of undergraduate research.

VMI is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering and the sciences located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Please see our website at for more information.

Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required.

Position open until filled; review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by 15 December 2019.

Candidates should apply online at: and include a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and official transcripts.

In addition to the online application materials, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Jeff Kendrick (, Arabic Search Committee Chair.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. Also encouraged are AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

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