LINGUIST List 28.1225

Fri Mar 10 2017

Jobs: Arabic; English; Applied Linguistics: Visiting Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 10-Mar-2017
From: Denise Falk <>
Subject: Arabic; English; Applied Linguistics: Visiting Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Mount Holyoke College
Department: Asian Studies
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Five College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Five College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic
Asian Studies Program

Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in Arabic language beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, English, and at least one Arabic dialect. Master’s degree or above in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, culture, Arabic Studies, or a relevant field is required.

The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year at Mount Holyoke and at least one other campus of the Five College Consortium. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Arabic language with the proficiency-communicative approach at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made on-line at the URL below. Complete applications will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body, 5) teaching evaluations from three recent courses (uploaded as one document), and 6) contact information for three references uploaded in the field, marked as “Other Document” (formal letters will be required at the finalist stage). In addition, we will request samples of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching plans, exams, handouts, etc.) from selected finalists. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
, MA
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Coordinator, Asian Studies Denise Falk
Phone: 4135382885

Page Updated: 10-Mar-2017