University of Kentucky Lecturer in Arabic
University of Kentucky
Lecturer in Arabic
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic whose appointment will begin August 2011. The position is in principle renewable indefinitely on the basis of satisfactory performance and may lead to promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years of continuous appointment. The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include articulation and coordination of the Department’s Arabic language courses, supervision and training of one or more graduate teaching assistants, and teaching three courses per semester. Qualifications include a PhD or ABD (PhD in hand by August 2011) in Arabic linguistics or literary and cultural studies with interest in Second Language Acquisition, substantial experience in teaching language courses, and native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic, including oral proficiency in a spoken Arabic dialect. Competitive salary and a full range of fringe benefits. Applicants should send letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and placement dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Ihsan Bagby, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Modern and Classical Languages, 1055 POT, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027. Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin January 10 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.