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LINGUIST List 23.4575

Thu Nov 01 2012

Jobs: Standard Arabic; Applied Ling: Asst Prof, Western Michigan University

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Nov-2012
From: Mustafa Mughazy <mustafa.mughazywmich.edu>
Subject: Arabic, Standard; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Western Michigan University
Department: World Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://www.wmich.edu/languages/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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

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 http://www.wmich.edu/cas/.

Department:
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 www.wmich.edu/languages.

Salary:
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)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia
Chair, Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5338
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html
Contact Information:
Mustafa Mughazy
Email: mustafa.mughazywmich.edu

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