Assistant Professor in Arabic Studies

University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 08, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Arabic Studies. Strong candidates will have research interests centered on expressions of contemporary social and political phenomena in the Arab World, including but not limited to migration and refugee issues, statelessness and conceptions of nationhood, treatment of minority groups, fundamentalism, liberalism, modes of social activism, and the like. They will also be skilled at translating these interests into engaging courses that meet student interest in the current political moment and related cultural production, while expanding their understanding of the diversity and plurality of the contemporary Middle East. The successful candidate will actively participate in all aspects of the Arabic Program at UMD, which consists of a major and a minor and hosts a federally-funded Arabic Flagship Program that draws a diverse student body from majors across the campus. The teaching load is four courses a year (a 2-2 load). In addition to a dynamic research agenda, a passion for teaching Arabic as a second language at all levels is essential. Candidates who can contribute to the intellectual life of the School and the University through interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly desired for this position.


Qualifications: PhD in hand by July 2020; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; a strong command of Modern Standard Arabic.


For best consideration, apply by Monday, November 4, 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, an approximately 20-page writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.  The names of three recommenders will be provided in the online application and the system will generate emails asking them to submit their letters via a link. All application materials should be submitted only through the University of Maryland online employment application system. The position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.


The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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