Open-rank Faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature

American University of Beirut - Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open-rank position in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory, with special emphasis on modern Arabic poetic genres. The position will begin on August 15, 2018. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants need to demonstrate firm grounding in modern Arabic and western poetic genres and theories in addition to familiarity with both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. 

In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017. 

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The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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