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Applicants should upload a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching performance, and three letters of recommendation to

Review of applicants will begin November 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. Applications that are directly mailed or emailed to the University will not be accepted or acknowledged. 

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

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The College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Job Summary

The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, Modern and Classical Languages, invites applications for a full-time (six courses per year), tenure-track, open rank Professor of language, literature and culture, Arabic faculty position. Appointment begins September 1, 2019. Funding for this position has been approved. 

The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication has 20 faculty members representing Communication, Comparative Literature, Composition, Film Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Modern and Classical Languages (Arabic, Armenian, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish), and Speech disciplines. Please visit our website for more information



Required Qualifications*

Specialization in culture and literature of Arabic-speaking peoples or countries with one or more of the secondary areas: Arabic diaspora, Arab-American and/or Arab literature, multicultural and/or gender issues in the Arab world, mediated cultures/film of Arabic-speaking peoples.

Native or near-native language proficiency.

Teaching and research interests in any aspect of the cultural and literary production of Arabic-speaking countries required. Candidate must be able to teach all levels (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) of Arabic language. Candidate must also be able to develop and teach courses on the culture and literature of the Arabic world as well as have experience in building a major in Arabic Studies and in working with Arab and Arab-American communities.

A PhD is required prior to appointment date of September 1, 2019

Candidate must show potential for and commitment to teaching in a communicative-based language program, as well as working with talented and diverse students at the undergraduate level. Candidate will work with heritage students and native speakers of Arabic. Familiarity with the technology for language teaching is highly desirable. In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will direct the Arabic program and participate in the discipline’s extracurricular and outreach activities, as well as work closely with students and faculty to grow the Arabic Studies profile within the University of Michigan-Dearborn and its surrounding community.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidates qaulifications.  

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.