Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Oberlin College in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 14, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Arabic Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, with the possibility of renewal up to two additional years, beginning first semester of year 2013-2014, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.


The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in Modern Standard Arabic Language at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  A Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2013-14 preferred, but ABDs will also be considered. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching; successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.  The Arabic Program enjoys increasing student interest.  The Arabic position will be supported by the CMCC (Muslim Cultures and Civilizations), an Ad-hoc curricular committee, and supervised by the head of the Arabic Program.


To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Ali Yedes, Chair of the Arabic Program, Peters Hall 407, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by February 20, 2013.  Queries and electronic application materials (preferably in PDF format) should be sent to  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. 


Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.


Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the College was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty in all respects.