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LINGUIST List 20.3396

Thu Oct 08 2009

Jobs: Arabic & Translation Studies: Dept Chair, American U of Sharjah

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        1.    William Heidcamp, Arabic & Translation Studies: Chair of Department, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Message 1: Arabic & Translation Studies: Chair of Department, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Date: 08-Oct-2009
From: William Heidcamp <wheidcampaus.edu>
Subject: Arabic & Translation Studies: Chair of Department, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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University or Organization: American University of Sharjah
Department: Arabic & Translation Studies
Job Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Web Address: http://www.aus.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Translation

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)


The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for the
position of Head of Department (HOD) opening in the Department of Arabic
and Translation Studies for Fall 2010.

The mission of the Department of Arabic & Translation Studies is to
cultivate students' knowledge and understanding of Arabic language and
literature, Arab and Islamic studies, and Arabic/English translation and
intercultural studies with the aim of preparing its graduates for academic
and professional success. Currently, the department consists of fifteen
full time faculty members and offers a Master of Arts in
English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI), as well as a
minor in Arabic language and literature, and a minor in English/Arabic
Translation. The prospective HOD is expected to provide good leadership in
the development of undergraduate majors in Arabic, Islamic and translation
The successful candidate should satisfy the following requirements:
• Be at the rank of associate professor or professor
• Hold a PhD in Arabic language and literature, translation studies, or
related fields.
• Have experience and/or familiarity with North American higher
educational system
• Have native or near native proficiency in both Arabic and English
• Have strong teaching and scholarly publication records
• Have a minimum of 3 years administrative experience, preferably as
HOD or director of an Arabic/Translation program
• Be able to deal efficiently with people from diverse cultural and
educational backgrounds
• Be familiar with the Middle East.
The HOD receives a three- year administrative contract, renewable at three
year increments. However, UAE law prohibits people over 65 from receiving
multiple year contracts. Contracts for people over 65 are renewed on a
yearly basis. HODs are expected to teach one course per semester, and are
responsible for budget development and implementation, department planning,
faculty and staff development, personnel evaluations, and curriculum
development and facilitation.

Please, send letters of application, C.V, a two-page statement of the
applicant's vision for strengthening the Department of Arabic and
Translation Studies, and names of three references to Dean William H
Heidcamp, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah via:
cashraus.edu. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: cashraus.edu
Contact Information:
Dr. William Heidcamp
Email: wheidcampaus.edu
Phone: 97165152402

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