Lecturer in Arabic Language



Job description

The Arabic Program in the Department of French and Italian invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Arabic language to begin August 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment thereafter in three-year increments, pending college approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualification and experience. The Program currently offers a minor in Arabic and seeks to expand course opportunities to offer a major.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Language and Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or relevant field. Successful applicants will also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English, and experience teaching Arabic at the university level, using a proficiency-based communicative methodology.

Desirable qualifications: Experience coordinating lower-division Arabic courses, and experience in organizing academic and cultural activities.

Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Modern Standard Arabic (25 s.h. per academic year); supervision of the first-and/or second-year Arabic program; participation in curricular and program affairs; advising Arabic language students on completing language requirements, the minor and study abroad; promote and participate in the academic and cultural activities of the Department, College and University.

How to apply

To apply, please visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition number 73472. The application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (syllabi, teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy), three letters of recommendations, and a video of a 30-minute Arabic class taught by the applicant. (Note: Please post the teaching video online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Screening begins November 16, 2018 and preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa, on the Iowa River near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highways 80 and 380. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa's undergraduates.