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Washington and Lee University invites applications for a five-month postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and literature, beginning 1 January 2018. This opportunity invites recent recipients of the Ph.D. to develop their research and teaching alongside faculty of the MESA (Middle East and South Asia) Teacher-Scholar Cohort. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by start of appointment. Area of sub-specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic language or related fields (e.g. comparative literature or NELC) preferred. Comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect required. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success in teaching in a North American or liberal arts context.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach 1–2 courses in the winter 12-week term, and 1 course in the spring 4-week term. Up to 2 of these courses are expected to be new courses developed by the postdoctoral fellow to enrich the university curriculum and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the MESA Teacher-Scholar Cohort on campus. This is a temporary appointment.

Review of applications will begin 1 August 2017, and will continued until filled. Interviews will be conducted through Skype. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcript, a sample syllabus from a previously taught course, and teaching evaluations to Three reference letters should be directed by recommenders to the same address. Questions may be addresses to Professor Anthony Edwards, at

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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