Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

463 2086
Position ID:Georgetown-SFS-ARABIC_LNG_SFSQ [#2086]
Position Title: Professor of Arabic Language and Applied Linguistics (Open Rank)
Position Location:Doha, Doha N/A, Qatar [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics
International and Area Studies / Middle East
Appl Deadline:2012/12/15 finished (posted 2012/10/03, finished 2013/03/11, listed until 2013/01/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar invites applications for an open-rank, core-track position in the field of Arabic Language/Applied Linguistics starting in August 2013. Core faculty positions are full-time positions which carry the job security and commitment to academic freedom associated with tenure-track appointments.

The position is part of a major faculty expansion funded by Qatar Foundation with the triple aim of supporting SFS-Qatar’s enhanced research mission, diversifying our curriculum, and growing student numbers. This expansion includes four new positions in Arabic. The new appointments are designed to make SFS-Qatar into a global leader in Arabic for Heritage Learners, as well as a regional leader in world-class research and teaching in Arabic and Arab literature.

Some experience of, and research interest in, the teaching of Arabic for Heritage Learners is required, while an ability to teach “content” courses in Arabic on a subject such as culture, history, and/or aspects of the contemporary Arab world, will be a bonus. Applicants of advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of ambitious ongoing research agendas; entry-level applicants must have exceptional promise of future research productivity; an early track record of publications will be an advantage. The Candidate is expected to offer undergraduate courses, play a leading role in strengthening the program, and complement the research and teaching interests of other faculty members. The normal teaching load is 2-2.

Applications (consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (of no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference) will be accepted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2086. Review of applications will start on October 30, and will continue until the position is filled.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly environment. SFS-Q provides free high-quality housing, and excellent compensation and expatriate benefits packages. Faculty at SFS-Q receive generous research support and support for conference travel, and benefit from exceptional facilities. Faculty are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund, for up to $1,050,000 for three years. QNRF also additional offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars (for more information see http://www.qnrf.org/). For more information on SFS-Q see http://qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu/.

Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nick Starvaggi at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at khb3@georgetown.edu. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

The position described in this advertisement is part of a large, multi-year strategic expansion of the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Faculty at any rank in the discipline noted above as well as other social science/humanities disciplines, in particular political science/IR, are invited to express interest at any time via GrowSFSQ@georgetown.edu.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
+974 4457-8100
School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Georgetown Building - Education City
P.O. Box 23689
Doha, State of Qatar

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