The Arabic lecturer plays a vital role in Zaytuna's approach to Arabic language acquisition for the BA degree in Liberal Arts and Islamic Studies. The Arabic Program at Zaytuna College invites applicants for a renewable full-time non-tenure track faculty appointment in Arabic beginning in August 2022. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, demonstrated ability in teaching both Modern Standard and classical Arabic to undergraduate college students. Applicants for this position should have grounding and a record of teaching and engagement with classical Arabic (including syntax and morphology), primary sources and scholarship; and experience in proficiency-based, communicative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Arabic language pedagogy.
Successful candidates should be prepared to offer courses in elementary, intermediate, and/or advanced Modern Standard Arabic using the Al-Kitab series. Candidates should also be able to teach classical Arabic in order to prepare students in the various fields of Islamic textual inquiry (for example, they should be able to use texts such as Sharh Qatr al-Nada wa Ball al-Sada by Ibn Hisham, the Alfiyyah of Ibn Malik, and Jawahir al-Balaghah by Ahmad al-Hashimi). Candidates should also be familiar with Islamic terminology in law and theology to facilitate the student Arabic language acquisition in a holistic approach and connected to the curriculum.
It is recommended that applicants have a PhD in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, a minimum 3 years of experience in teaching at a college level and a demonstrable commitment to teaching and research. Appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.
Please send the following to [email protected], with “Full-Time Lecturer Position in Arabic” in the subject line.
1. Cover letter (required)
2. Curriculum vitae (required)
3. Statement on teaching philosophy and interest (required)
4. At least 2 relevant syllabi samples (required)
5. Three letters of recommendation (required)
6. Graduate transcripts (required if recently graduated from a PhD or an ABD)
7. Oral Proficiency Certificate from ACTFL stating the proficiency level is “Superior” (preferred)
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.