Assistant Professor- Arabic

Languages & Literatures



The Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is seeking a dynamic and versatile teacher of Arabic with a broad background in literature and cultural studies for a full-time tenure-track position for the 2011-12 academic year.  Responsible for regular teaching of beginning through advanced Modern Standard Arabic in the classroom and via distance education.  Occasional teaching of an upper-level general humanities core curriculum course (World of Ideas) that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach, Middle Eastern/African literature in translation and/or a course on contemporary Islam is also anticipated.  12-hour teaching load each semester.


Starting Date:

August 24, 2011



Ph.D. or ABD in Arabic language and literature, comparative literature or closely related field.  The ideal candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Arabic, a strong background in second language teaching pedagogy and comfort with technology-rich learning environments.  Prior second language teaching at the university level is required.  Familiarity or experience with distance education, including emerging web-based technology for language learning is highly desirable.



Assistant Professor



Dependent upon qualifications and experience.



UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of 11,400 students in 44 undergraduate majors and 12 master's degree programs.  It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum. 



Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000 is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area.  Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago. 



A complete application package must include a letter of application, vita including all relevant professional experience, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application) and three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


Please send materials to:     Peter Hoff, Arabic Search Chair

Department of Languages & Literatures

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI  53190-1790



Applications received by April 8, 2011 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.


UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.