Tenure-Track Faculty Postion
Assistant/Associate Professor: Arabic
The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages seeks a tenure-track Professor of Arabic at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, to begin in fall 2018. The candidate is expected to have superior language proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and native or near-native proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The ideal candidate will pursue research in Arabic language, culture, or literature. Possible specialization areas include Teaching Arabic as a Second/Foreign language, heritage language acquisition and teaching, Arabic linguistics, modern Arabic literature and culture, and cultural studies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of language instruction and curriculum design that is grounded in the tenets of communicative language teaching, and should possess knowledge of current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies and new technologies in language learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research, teach courses in Arabic language and culture at the undergraduate level, and contribute appropriate service to the department, college, and profession. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate strong potential to direct an Arabic language program and successfully lead its growth, while collaborating with other SDSU communities, such as the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should present evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly potential. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of teaching and research achievements commensurate with the appointment with tenure at a Carnegie Higher Research Activity Institution. A Ph.D. in Linguistics, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or a related field should be in-hand at the start of the appointment.
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Instructional Student Assistants
Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants perform teaching, grading or tutoring duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term.
Part-Time and Temporary Lecturers
The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages is accepting applications for its pool of part-time and temporary lecturers to teach one or more courses in the following areas: Developmental Writing for international/bilingual students, College Composition and Advanced Composition for international/bilingual students, and Academic Reading and Writing for Second Language Students.