Term Assistant Professor of Arabic

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Term Assistant Professor of Arabic


The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor in Arabic, beginning August 2021. This position is renewable yearly depending on budgetary approval, satisfactory performance, and departmental needs. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Teaching responsibilities include 12 credits per semester in Arabic language and literature. The ideal candidate will teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels, upper-level conversation, Arabic-English Translation, Arabic literature (in Arabic and English) and modern Arabic intellectual history. Some limited service will be expected.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a field relevant to the study of the Arab world; 
  • Experience teaching Arabic at the undergraduate level is required as is native or near-native proficiency in both Arabic and English;
  • We are interested in candidates whose research and linguistic expertise focuses on any region of the Arab world and any time period, including the classical.


Preferred Qualifications:
Cultural and linguistic expertise across two or more regions of the Arabic speaking world, ability and willingness to teach online, and commitment to undergraduate education.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8758z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


This position includes a full range of benefits and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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