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  Job Title: Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
  Job ID: 17425
  Department: Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
  Location: Queens College

​The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Arabic language and literature courses at all levels, courses in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies, and contributing to the liberal arts curriculum of Queens College. The successful candidate will also be expected to share responsibilities for departmental activities.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching college-level courses in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and must provide evidence of an active research program.
Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught in English and in one of the foreign languages we cover. By providing linguistic and cultural knowledge we help our students gain a solid foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides. Graduating with the ability to think critically, explore various cultures and use modern technologies and resources to address complex problems, our students have won prominence in many fields.


​A Ph.D. degree in Arabic literature, Middle Eastern Studies or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Arabic and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.


​CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

(Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Professor Yunzhong Shu (

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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