The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Arab Middle Eastern Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2019.
The Department seeks candidates whose research focuses on literature, visual media, and/or other cultural texts. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the Nahda, intellectual history, postcolonial studies, environment and ecocriticism, space and migration, gender and sexuality, and film and media.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Required qualifications: PhD (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field is required. Native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic are also required. Advanced ABDs may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor with the stipulation that the PhD is conferred in the first year of the appointment.
Preferred qualifications: The Department is particularly interested in candidates who employ a cross-disciplinary approach and embed their scholarship and teaching of cultural texts within broader social, historical, and political processes. Regional focus(es) should complement those already existing in the department.
About the Job
The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester concerning their fields of expertise for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University and profession.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures are available at https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/asian_languages_and_literatures.pdf.
For information on faculty workload guidelines and principles in the College of Liberal Arts, visit https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV.
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. The following materials must be attached to your online application: a writing sample (maxiumum 25 pages) and the names and contact information for three recommenders who are prepared to submit letters on your behalf.
Priority will be given to completed application received by November 1 2018 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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About the Department
Please see the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures website at www.all.umn.edu for additional information.
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