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Preceptor in Modern Arabic Language

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Title Preceptor in Modern Arabic Language
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Position Description

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching Arabic from the elementary to the advanced levels, work with colleagues in organizing cultural events, evaluating students, and developing course curricula.

The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Teaching duties include a minimum of five courses per year of instruction in Arabic language from the introductory to the advanced levels.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Arabic at the beginning and advanced levels, and demonstrate broad cultural literacy in the realm of modern literary Arabic. S/he should have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and be familiar with current methodologies of second language acquisition.

Additional Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a solid academic background and with interest and knowledge in contemporary Arabic humanities and/or social sciences A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Friday, March 17, 2017.

A complete application dossier consists of:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information

Joe Cook
Harvard University – NELC
6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email
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Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other