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Job Announcement: Western Michigan University

Arabic, Standard; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA

Employer: Western Michigan University
World Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Specialty: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 23.4575
Date Submitted: 01-Nov-2012
Job Description: Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the
position of Assistant Professor of Arabic, an academic year, tenure-track
position within the Department of World Languages and Literatures, pending
budgetary approval.

Major Responsibilities:
-Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in standard Arabic and
colloquial Arabic language (taught in Arabic) and Middle Eastern culture
and literature (taught in English).
-Research in the field is expected and will be necessary for advancement.
-Additional responsibilities include advising, curricular development,
participation in student activities and outreach, and service on
department, college, and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics, applied linguistics, or related field.
-Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English essential.
-College teaching experience expected.

Desired Qualifications:
-Record of publications desirable.
-Successful experience in grant-writing a plus.

The University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest
Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research
institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality
undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters
significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in
the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

The College:
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest in the university and
consists of about 25 academic units in the Humanities, Social Sciences,
Sciences and Mathematics, as well as several interdisciplinary programs.
For more information, see

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers Arabic, Chinese,
French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Russian, as well as
courses taught in English on literature, culture, and translation theory.
The Department, College of Arts and Sciences and the university are all
strongly committed to excellence in teaching as well as original research.
For more information, see

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an
excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date:
August 2013.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012, and continue until
position is filled.

Required Application Documents:
Online applications should include: a) Faculty Credential Summary, b) vita,
and c) letter of application that addresses fulfillment of qualifications.
Applicants should visit the application URL below to apply (posting number
0602092). In addition, the following materials should be sent in hard copy:
d) graduate transcripts, e) summary of teaching evaluations, f) statement
of research and teaching philosophy, g) sample publications, and h) three
letters of recommendation. Send the hard-copy materials to the application
mailing address below.

Chair of Search Committee:
Dr. Mustafa Mughazy
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Address: Dr. Molly  Lynde-Recchia
Chair, Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo   MI  49008-5338
Application URL:
Contact Information: Mustafa  Mughazy
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