Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track), Birmingham-Southern College (Royaume-Uni) — LIMITE : 01/12/2014

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full time, tenure track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. BSC’s collegial Modern Foreign Language Department is committed to hiring a colleague with a genuine passion for teaching and proven success in the classroom.

The College seeks a dynamic teacher/scholar to develop our recently added Arabic language program. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, with native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect and familiarity with best practices in the communicative method strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant area at the time of appointment and have a robust research agenda that is accessible to undergraduates. The field of expertise is open. Experience in teaching undergraduates in a North American university is required, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in a liberal arts setting. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper level Arabic language courses; the incumbent may also contribute to other academic programs. The successful candidate will understand and uphold the academic values of the College and will possess a strong commitment to academic rigor and excellence in undergraduate teaching in the liberal arts setting.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a four-year, private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College currently enrolls 1,200 undergraduate students, is included in Pope’s 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college’s talented faculty and students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu. For further information about the position and college benefits, see http://www.bsc.edu/administration/humanresources/job_opportunities.cfm. BSC is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the liberal arts setting, two sample course syllabi, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Candidates are also invited to submit scholarly manuscripts and teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent to Dr. Janie Spencer, Arabic Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Box 549029, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL 35254. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.


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