Arabic Flagship Lecturer
Posting Number: req5222
Department: Sch Middle E/N African Studies
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The Arabic Flagship Lecturer will contribute to the established University of Arizona Arabic Program by primarily providing group and individualized Arabic instruction at all levels and supporting co-curricular activities. The program contains an Arabic Flagship program which brings undergraduates from diverse majors to professional proficiency in Arabic (ILR3) through a variety of in and out-of-class activities. This is a position with primary responsibility in instructional activities and is contingent upon the availability of grant funds and performance.
This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Teaching Arabic as a foreign language and content courses at all levels in groups or one-on-one
- Designing instructional materials including instructional technology
- Conducting regular proficiency assessment of students
- Preparing students for standardized proficiency assessment in speaking, reading, listening, and writing
- Contributing to co-curricular activities and cultural enrichment in the program
- Collaborating with Arabic Flagship instructional team on instructional, curricular, and student matters
- Assisting with recruitment and outreach and performing other related tasks as needed
- Required to teach a 3/3 load, plus service; effort is to equal a full-time position. Teaching and service will vary based on the needs of the unit.
- Applicants must hold a Master's degree; areas of specialization may be in language acquisition and pedagogy, linguistics, literature education or a related field.
- Possess native or near-native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect)
- Demonstrate experience in teaching Arabic at all levels including one or more dialects
- Possess experience teaching using the proficiency approach and the latest approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design, and material development
- Possess experience working with innovative instructional technology
- Have experience working collaboratively within instructional teams in academic settings
- Possess experience teaching Arabic to college-level students
- Experience teaching in a Flagship or Project GO program in the US or abroad
- Experience designing and/or teaching content courses to advanced learners of Arabic
- Be an ACTFL OPI-certified tester
- PhD, areas of specialization may be in language acquisition and pedagogy, linguistics, literature education or related field.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Academic
Job Category: Teaching Faculty
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $55,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Dr. Sonia Shiri, email@example.com
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
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