Tenure-track Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture.

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Michigan, United States
Not specified
Oct 19, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Description

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

Job Description: Associate Professor of Arabic
The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, Modern and Classical Languages, invites applications for a tenure-track, associate professor Arabic faculty position, starting September 1, 2018. Consideration will be given to advanced assistant professors with high-level research achievements and qualifications. Funding for this position has been approved.

The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication has 20 faculty members representing Communication, Comparative Literature, Composition, Film Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Modern and Classical Languages (Arabic, Armenian, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish), and Speech disciplines.

This position is a full time (6 courses per year), tenure track Associate Professor of Arabic language, literature and culture effective 9/1/2018. Native or near-native language proficiency.

Specialization in culture and literature of Arabic-speaking peoples or countries with one or more of the secondary areas: Arabic diaspora, Arab-American and/or Arab literature, multicultural and/or gender issues in the Arab world, mediated cultures/film of Arabic-speaking peoples.

Teaching and research interests in any aspect of the cultural and literary production of Arabic-speaking countries required. Candidate must be able to teach all levels (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) of Arabic language. Candidate must also be able to develop and teach courses on the culture and literature of the Arabic world as well as have experience in building a major in Arabic Studies and in working with Arab and Arab-American communities.


Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential is required. Candidate must show potential for and commitment to teaching in a communicative-based language program, as well as working with talented and diverse students at the undergraduate level. Candidate will work with heritage students and native speakers of Arabic. Familiarity with the technology for language teaching is highly desirable. In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will direct the Arabic program and participate in the discipline’s extracurricular and outreach activities, as well as work closely with students and faculty to grow the Arabic Studies profile within the University of Michigan-Dearborn and its surrounding community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching performance, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43074.

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.  Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).