Assistant Professor of Arabic (2-year term)

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Grinnell, IA

The Department of French and Arabic at Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year term appointment in Arabic language, literature, and culture, beginning Fall 2021. Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Native or near-native fluency of Arabic and English is required. The teaching load is five courses per year. Candidates should be able to teach at all levels of the Arabic language program, including Introductory and Intermediate Arabic courses, as well as courses taught in English. Research and teaching interests are open but we are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with Arabic film, popular culture, and literature. The successful candidate must be capable of offering engaging courses that meet the students’ curiosity about the multiplicity of cultures in the contemporary Middle East.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

How to apply

To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 1, 2020.

Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Mervat Youssef at [[email protected]] or 641-269-3173.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its strong tradition of social activism.It was founded in 1846, when a group of pioneer New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.