Open Rank Tenure Line Position in Arabic Studies / Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin — LIMITE : 29/10/2018

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank tenure line position in Arabic Studies. The position will begin in August 2019.
The position will focus on either Modern or Medieval Arabic Studies. While disciplinary specialization is open, preference will be given to literature and culture, broadly defined. The ability to work across language and cultural boundaries, such as Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish, while not required, are strongly preferred.
Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and serving in the doctoral programs in Arabic Studies, and other related programs like Comparative Literatures and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. All faculty, in the Department Middle Eastern Studies are expected to pursue a strong record of research and publication, while also engaging in service to the Department, College, University, and profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary is dependent upon position and qualifications. As per university procedures, background and academic credential checks are conducted as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate should have at least near-native fluency in Arabic, and must demonstrate excellent in research and publication, as well as teaching. They must also have the ability to train and supervise graduate students. Applicants should also be able to effectively teach large undergraduate classes. Relevant program-building experience and leadership in the field will also be given significant weight in the evaluation process. All applicants must have had their Ph.D. in hand prior to August 2016.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), a statement about your philosophy regarding language teaching pedagogy, student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and three letters of recommendation.

Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54800).

All materials should be submitted by October 29, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2018.
For further info:http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes/512-471-3881 Or: Kamran Scot Aghaie, Search Committee Chair Email: kamranaghaie@austin.utexas.edu


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