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Assistant Professor in Arabic

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of Arts and Humanities, invites applications for an assistant professor in Arabic. This is a 9-month, tenure-earning position, anticipated to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will teach beginner- and intermediate-level language courses, develop and teach upper-level courses in Arabic and English as needed, build a cohesive Arabic curriculum, and cultivate interdisciplinary programs and collaborations with other departments. There is the potential for expanded administrative duties related to coordinating the Arabic program. Assignment will consist of a 3/2 teaching load, an expectation of service, and a commitment to research and publication required. The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a major metropolitan research university, enrolling over 66,000 students. Located in Orlando, FL, it is the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. For more information about the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, please visit our website at http://mll.cah.ucf.edu/. For more information about UCF, please visit the website at http://www.ucf.edu. Position Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. in modern Arabic literature or linguistics or a related field and native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one Arabic dialect, and English. Preferences Preference will be given to candidates who have a teaching and research interest in Arabic language pedagogy. Experience or interest in Arabic in the context of programs in Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, and/or Middle Eastern minority cultures, and/or comparative religions is also preferred. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, including upper-division courses in literature and culture, as well as experience in teaching language at all proficiency levels. Demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship. Experience in teaching using different modalities (e.g., online and face-to-face courses). Demonstrated potential and/or excellence in research and publications in the candidate's field. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. Additional Application Materials Required The University requires that all applicants apply online at www.jobswithucf.com. In order to be fully considered, please attach the following documents at the time of application: (1) letter of application indicating qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three professional references; (4) a document with a link (preferably a YouTube link) to a recording of a recently taught class showing teaching abilities. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later time. Review of applications will begin immediately once the position has closed on January 3, 2019. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Tyler Fisher at Tyler.Fisher@ucf.edu. The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Education, Keywords: Ancient and Modern Languages - Assistant Professor

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