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Job Announcement: University of Arizona

Arabic, Standard; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA

Employer: University of Arizona

Job Location: Arizona, USA
Title: Assistant Professor of Practice [Arabic]
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 24.310
Date Submitted: 16-Jan-2013
Job Description: The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, Arabic focus beginning fall 2013. This is a non-tenure track position with primary responsibility in instructional activities and is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Initial appointment is for two years, renewable contingent upon continued funding and successful performance review. Responsibilities for this position include teaching Arabic language courses at all levels, curriculum design and material development, assisting the Language Coordinator with graduate teaching assistant training and mentorship, participating in student and outreach activities, and performing other service-related tasks as directed by the Director of MENAS. While this is not a research position, it is expected that the successful applicant will actively engage in professional development such as attendance and presentation at teaching-related conferences and workshops, and maintain membership in relevant professional organizations.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences,
perspectives and backgrounds- M/W/D/V. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.

Applicants must apply online at the application website address below attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and the names of three academic references who in turn may be contacted by the search committee for letters of recommendation. For a complete job description and details please review job posting at the application website address below.

Email inquiries should be directed to both search committee chair Dr. Samira Farwaneh (farwaneh@email.arizona.edu) and administrative assistant Miriam Saleh (mcsaleh@email.arizona.edu) and contain the words “Professor of practice search 2013” in the subject heading.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=206877
Contact Information: Miriam  Saleh , Administrative Assistnant
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Phone: 520-621-8013 Fax: 520-621-2333  
This position has been filled.