LINGUIST List 23.4575

Thu Nov 01 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

Date: 01-Nov-2012
From: Mustafa Mughazy <>
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:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for theposition of Assistant Professor of Arabic, an academic year, tenure-trackposition within the Department of World Languages and Literatures, pendingbudgetary approval.

Major Responsibilities:-Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in standard Arabic andcolloquial Arabic language (taught in Arabic) and Middle Eastern cultureand 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 ondepartment, 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 SouthwestMichigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered researchinstitution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-qualityundergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosterssignificant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions inthe nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

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

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

Salary:Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with anexcellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date:August 2013.

Application Deadline:Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012, and continue untilposition 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 number0602092). In addition, the following materials should be sent in hard copy:d) graduate transcripts, e) summary of teaching evaluations, f) statementof research and teaching philosophy, g) sample publications, and h) threeletters of recommendation. Send the hard-copy materials to the applicationmailing 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:
Contact Information:
Mustafa Mughazy Email:

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