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LINGUIST List 20.655

Tue Mar 03 2009

Jobs: English; Arabic & Applied Ling: Asst/Assoc Prof, Zayed University

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        1.    Nermine Hatata, English; Arabic, Standard & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Message 1: English; Arabic, Standard & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 03-Mar-2009
From: Nermine Hatata <nermine.hatatazu.ac.ae>
Subject: English; Arabic, Standard & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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University or Organization: Zayed University
Department: Human Resources
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Web Address: http://www.zu.ac.ae
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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

Description:

Zayed University is seeking to hire Assistant, Associate, Full Professors
for its Bilingualism and Bilingual Center.

The UAE Center for Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (UAE CBBE) is a
newly-established Research Excellence Center at Zayed University (Abu Dhabi
campus) funded by the UAE's National Research Foundation. The UAE CBBE will
be engaged in basic and applied linguistics research with the aim to
generate knowledge about and to promote academic and professional
proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English among
Arabic-speaking peoples of the UAE, the Gulf, and the wider Arab world.

The UAE CBBE invites applications for several researcher positions in
applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics at Zayed
University's Abu Dhabi campus, with appointments starting in September
2009. We are seeking colleagues who possess a strong commitment to applied
linguistics research excellence and to supporting high-level bilingual
proficiency.

In addition to full-time appointments, we also welcome inquiries from
colleagues interested in entering into a joint appointment with their
current institution or in a visiting appointment.

The UAE CBBE seeks to appoint researchers with specializations in one or
more of the following:
- Ethnographic approaches to intercultural and multilingual communication
and literacies in academic and professional contexts
- Language learning and teaching, particularly as it relates to advanced
language learners of Arabic and English
- Language assessment and testing, particularly as they relate to academic
and professional literacies in Arabic and English
- Multilingual communication corpora
- Language policy and planning
- Arabic sociolinguistics
- Arabic language education
Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate on research projects
that contribute to the overall mission of the UAE CBBE. Successful
applicants might undertake some teaching in academic writing (Arabic or
English) and applied linguistics.

This is a unique opportunity to join a new research center that is actively
working to strengthen applied linguistics research to enhance language
education in one of the world's most dynamic nations.

Requirements:
- A Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or a related field from a recognized
university, with research expertise in one or more of the specializations
listed above
- Demonstrated capacity to achieve research and publication outcomes
- Demonstrated capacity to identify research opportunities and cooperate
with international research partners
- Strong interpersonal and inter cultural skills and capacity to work in a
team environment
- Ability to liaise with a diverse range of research partners and stakeholders
- Evidence of commitment to excellence in language education
- High-level proficiency in English is required
- High-level proficiency in Arabic is desirable

The benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free
of tax in the United Arab Emirates.

For further information contact the Center Director, Prof. Ingrid Piller.

In addition to completing the online application form, attach one document
containing a letter of application, a current CV and the names and contact
details of three referees.

Application Deadline: 03-Apr-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.zu.ac.ae/online_app/opportunities.aspx
Contact Information:
Nermine Hatata
Email: nermine.hatatazu.ac.ae

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