Cornell University, Near Eastern Studies

Position ID:Cornell-NES-LAL [#26904, WDR-00041946]
Position Title: Lecturer for Arabic Language
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Arabic Language and Culture / Arabic Language
Appl Deadline:2024/02/12 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/12/19, listed until 2024/06/19)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University seeks a dynamic Arabic language professional to join its team of Arabic instructors for a full-time position as Lecturer of Arabic beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester and actively participating in the academic and co-curricular activities of the Arabic program.

The Cornell Arabic language program integrates Arabic dialects and Modern Standard Arabic, utilizing the ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas series, developed at Cornell. In addition to the regular six-semester sequence of elementary, intermediate and advanced Arabic, the Arabic program offers a variety of courses including Qur’anic Arabic, media Arabic, Arabic through film and, Modern Arabic literature. The program also offers an elementary course designed specifically for heritage speakers of Arabic who wish to develop their reading and writing skills.

The successful candidate must have:

• A minimum of a Master’s degree in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or a related field.

• A demonstrated record of success in Arabic language instruction at the college or university level.

• Native or near-native fluency in spoken Arabic and written fluency in Modern Standard Arabic.

• A high level of proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

We seek applicants who are excited to work as part of a small team of language instructors and are willing to teach colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic in the same course. We additionally seek candidates who are committed to innovative teaching methods and are familiar with language-teaching technologies.

Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online via Academic Jobs Online (26904).

Deadline for applications is February 12, 2024. We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

[Pay Range: $49,700 - $122,000] Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, Discipline, and relevant skills.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
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Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853