Senior Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (Arabic)

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 21, 2023


Position Information

Title
Senior Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (Arabic)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Open Date
11/21/2023

Close Date
01/15/2024

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College invites applications for a renewable long-term Lectureship in Arabic Studies to teach all levels of Arabic language beginning July 2024. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Arabic Language, Literature and culture studies, Music and Art in the Middle East and North Africa, or another related field (degree received by the time of appointment) with an excellent record in undergraduate teaching (minimum of five years of teaching experience), native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and experience in the use and implementation of classroom technologies. Responsibilities include language teaching, curricular development, student language placement, advising, and working closely with heritage students. The teaching load is 5 teaching units annually, and the non-tenure stream lectureship’s initial appointment can be up to three years, with the possibility of promotion. Candidates who demonstrate a passion for pedagogy and a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduate students in a liberal arts context are encouraged to apply. They will be expected to actively participate in the service of our department and to the intellectual life and mission of the college. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum.

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Qualifications

PhD in Arabic Language, Literature and culture studies, Music and Art in the Middle East and North Africa, or another related field (degree received by the time of appointment) with an excellent record in undergraduate teaching (minimum of five years of teaching experience), native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and experience in the use and implementation of classroom technologies.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application outlining their teaching philosophy including their approach to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching (e.g., sample students’ evaluations, sample syllabi/teaching materials). Review of complete applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews and campus visits will be conducted starting in February of 2024. Questions may be directed to Professor Kifah Hanna: Kifah.Hanna@trincoll.edu .

Applicants are asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where the referee must upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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