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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic.


Three-year, non-tenure-track appointment, beginning 1 August 2018, with conversion to tenure-track very likely. Specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic / Arabic Studies or related field required. The successful candidate should provide evidence of experience in teaching Arabic language, literature and culture at all levels. Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English required. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and participate in academic advising, committee work, research, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Willingness to contribute to study abroad programs is also desirable.

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

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.

Position open until filled, review of applications begins April 1. Application materials will include CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. 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.


Contact information:
Donald R. Sunnen, Professor and Head
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
sunnendr@vmi.edu

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