September 9, 2012

Job: University of Maryland Assistant Program Director in Arabic Job

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland seeks applicants for a position as a full-time, 12-month Assistant Program Director in Arabic (including Flagship component), non-tenure-track (Lecturer), beginning Spring 13. Contract is renewable depending on performance and continued availability of funding.

The UM Arabic Program offers an innovative and intensive language and culture curriculum in a semi-immersion environment in which classroom instruction is supplemented by events, clubs, speakers, language partnering, and education abroad. The Assistant Program Director will be working in close collaboration with the Program Director, Associate Director, Specialist in Student Affairs, and Coordinator as well as all faculty to ensure the smooth management of the program and uphold its rigorous standards. We expect that the Assistant Program Director will have eventual responsibility for the daily operations of the program. In addition, s/he will serve as Academic Director of the Summer Institute in Arabic. ( )

Responsibilities will include teaching (3-6 credits per semester, depending on program needs and resources); lecturer selection, training, evaluation, and support; curricular development and implementation, including preparation of materials for UM approval committees; program and student evaluation, including Study Abroad components; Flagship and Summer Institute admissions; student needs analysis, data collection, and program evaluation; vision and structure for “beyond the classroom” activities; assistance with Flagship reporting and proposals for future grants; contributing to work on grant from the Center for the Advanced Study of Language. This position will supervise and monitor the assigned duties of the Specialist in Student Affairs. In the absence of the tenure-track faculty directors, the Assistant Program Director will serve as Acting Program Director. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements include: successful teaching record in Arabic in a US higher education setting; successful record in program management in a US higher education setting; the degree of MA in Arabic language/culture or literature or related field; native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and one dialect; native or near native fluency in English. Experience with the National Language Flagship program or other grant-funded projects a plus. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references through the University of Maryland online employment application system at

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arabic-L:PEDA:U of Maryland Assistant Program Director Job. Arabic-L listserv (ARABIC-L@LISTSERV.BYU.EDU, 2 Sep 2012).

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