Job Posting! Assistant Professor of Arabic, beginning 2015-2016

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arabic Studies to begin Fall 2015.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Modern Standard Arabic language at all levels, with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Arabic. A Ph.D. in Arabic language and/or literature or related field by August 16, 2015 is required. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Arabic of at least 18 graduate hours. A.B.D. candidates without completion by August 16, 2015, will be considered at the instructor rank. The candidate will participate in a growing program in Arabic and Arabic Literature and Arab Studies as part of an Asian Studies program that also includes faculty in Chinese, Japanese, and Hindi, as well as Art History, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies. The College of Charleston is an urban campus situated in the Historic District of Charleston.

Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence is required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teach thirteen foreign languages), the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs at the College of Charleston provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies. Students in Arabic have recently been awarded the Boren Fellowship and the Critical Languages Scholarship.

Applicants apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), at least one representative publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for 3 reference providers who will submit reference letters online. For additional information contact Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Search Committee, at

Screening begins September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 16, 2015.

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