Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies to begin August 2015.
The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Arabic Language and Literature. Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program in Arab culture, literature and/or film (we are open in terms of time period). Arab diaspora studies, expertise in the Francophone world, and/or cross-cultural interactions are desirable. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching language is required.
The successful candidate will, like all department faculty members, be expected to regularly contribute to the department’s core and cross-disciplinary curriculum; the teaching load is 2/2. Other qualifications include successful experience in teaching Arabic, a robust research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic.
A competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), a research statement, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that must include a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments, etc., sample course syllabi, and representative teaching/course evaluations to: apply.interfolio.com/26351.
Applications will be acknowledged.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 15 November 2014.
The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.