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VAP of Arabic

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Modern & Classical Languages
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech is accepting applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic. 3-3 teaching load. Service duties may include but are not limited to designing and conducting assessments as well as engaging in extracurricular activities and student recruitment.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic language pedagogy, literature, translation, linguistics, or a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and at least one dialect to non-native speakers at the university level. Requires a criminal background check and may require occasional travel to attend professional conferences.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: At least three years of experience teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at the university level. Familiarity with contemporary second language teaching methodologies. Familiarity with instructional technologies. Familiarity with OPI and other types of assessment, such as the Flagship reading and listening tests.

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Review Date

May 23, 2022

Additional Information

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application that describes their teaching philosophy and relevant teaching experience, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) name and contact information of three people who are willing to submit recommendation letters, and (4) teaching portfolio (list of courses taught, two sample syllabi for two different levels of Arabic courses, two complete sets of teaching evaluations).
Applicant screening will begin May 23, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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