Lecturer in Modern and Classical Arabic

University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

United States


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago seeks to add to the University’s existing program in modern Arabic language. We invite applications for appointment as a part-time Lecturer able to contribute to both Modern Arabic and Classical Arabic course offerings. The start date of the appointment will be September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, with review and reappointment determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. The position is benefits-eligible.

The teaching assignment for this position will be four courses in the Arabic language across three quarters. These courses will typically include a yearlong sequence in High Intermediate Classical Arabic and a fourth course in advanced readings in Arabic, which may include both modern and classical idioms. The selected candidate will also be required to engage in regular professional development.


Applicants should demonstrate previous language teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, in both Modern and Classical Arabic. An M.A. degree or equivalent is required, and a PhD is preferred. Candidates with specialized training in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and/or assessment are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/76648. An application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus for intermediate Classical Arabic, and the names and contact information of three potential recommenders.

Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by 11pm central time July 23, 2020.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://nelc.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact Amanda Young at amanday@uchicago.edu.

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