Lecturer, Arabic

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Modern Languages & Literature
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Rollins College invites applications for a full-time appointment as lecturer.  This is a one-year, renewable appointment to begin August 1, 2017.

Candidates must have at least an M.A. and preferably a PhD in Arabic, linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies or relevant field, native or near/native language skills in Arabic with additional knowledge of one or more dialects, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the US university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Teaching load is 4-4, with half the courses in Arabic, and the remaining courses contributing to the Middle Eastern and North African Studies minor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic
  • tutoring students of Arabic, including independent studies
  • teaching four classes per year for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program in the candidate's area of expertise

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application, clearly addressing the above position requirements
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation with references
  5. Two of the latest teaching evaluations from students
  6. Sample syllabus
  7. Sample lesson plan

Two letters of recommendation and transcripts, as well as questions, may also be directed to:

Dr. Nancy Decker
Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue, Box 2752
Winter Park, FL 32789

Competitive salary. Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by February 1, 2017.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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