Lector, Arabic Language

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Yale University invites applicants for a full-time teaching position of Lector of Modern Standard Arabic to begin July 2021. The appointment is for up to three years, with possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities consist of teaching five or six courses per academic year, comprising a combination of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic, at all levels; advising Arabic students; working in close collaboration with the other Arabic language instructors; assisting in strengthening the Arabic program, including curriculum and materials development; and supporting outreach activities. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and English; the ability to teach colloquial Arabic courses, preferably Levantine; teaching experience with an integrated skills approach; and training in second language methodology/pedagogy. An MA in the teaching of Arabic to speakers of other languages and ACTFL certification are strongly recommended; PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire preferred.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will start on March 25th, 2021. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials prior to this date.

Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload the documentation listed below via Interfolio. Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Interfolio. The cover letter, statement of teaching methods and philosophy, and the letters of recommendation should be addressed to the “Lector of Arabic Language Search Committee.”


  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. One-page statement of teaching methods and philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing courses taught
  5. University transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendations from outside Yale to be uploaded directly to Interfolio

For any questions about this position please email Prof. Kevin van Bladel, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, at kevin.vanbladel@yale.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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