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Job Announcement: Leiden University

Standard Arabic; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Lecturer, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

Employer: Leiden University

Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Title: Lecturer in Arabic
Rank: Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 24.5349
Date Submitted: 19-Dec-2013
Job Description: Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime position as Lecturer in Arabic. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2016, with the possibility of extensions of up to four years, and of tenure thereafter. Requirements include an MA degree in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or equivalent, e.g. Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy with specialization in Arabic; and native proficiency in one or more dialects of spoken Arabic and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic. Proficiency in Classical Arabic and the ability to teach content courses in Middle-Eastern Studies (culture, history, linguistics, modern society, etc) may be an advantage.

Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Review of applications from 3 February 2014. The full Call for Applications is found at the application URL below.
Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2014
Application Email: click here to access email
Application URL: http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/13-371-lecturer-in-arabic.html
Contact Information: Maghiel  van Crevel
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