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Santa Clara University is committed to providing the best user experience for individuals applying to our open job postings.As part of this commitment, we are rolling out a new Online Recruitment System, where you will be able to better research open jobs and apply to them online.The new system will be available on or about March 24, 2014.
If you have already submitted an application to an open job posting, your application will remain active until the position is filled.After March 24, 2014, if you would like to apply to another job posting or multiple postings, you may do so using the Online Recruitment System.Here, you will create an account.Please note that, by creating an account and filling out your first application on the Online Recruitment System, your personal and professional information will be stored for future applications.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to bring your profile current.Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Santa Clara University, at 408-554-4392 or send your questions to Department of Human Resources.
Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of
- Lecturer (Renewable Term)
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applicants for a renewable term, full-time Lecturer position in Arabic. The teaching load is seven courses in beginning, intermediate and advanced (upper division) Arabic language and culture, distributed across three quarters (e.g. 2-3-2). Lecturer job expectations include superior performance in teaching, service and professional activity. The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of additional terms of three years and then six years contingent on superior performance, persistent programmatic need and availability of funds.
- Ph.D. (preferred) or M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Arabic Studies, or similar field. Expertise in second language pedagogy in higher education highly desirable.
- (Near) Native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and one or more regional varieties.
- Reading proficiency in Quranic and Classical Arabic is desirable.
- Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching and assessment at the university level.
- Demonstrated success in program development is desirable.
- Ability to develop and/or teach courses that participate with the University Core and/or Interdisciplinary minor in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies is desirable.
Rank and Salary
Lecturer; Salary and benefits competitive
September 1, 2014
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by midnight PST on March 13, 2014.
1. Teach seven courses over three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) in an academic year.
2. Develop syllabi, conduct all assigned class meetings and grade all assignments.
3. Hold weekly office hours on campus.
4. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline.
5. Participate in curricular design and assessment projects appropriate to program needs.
6. Promote the Arabic language program on campus.
7. Administer numeric and narrative evaluations to each class as assigned by the chair.
8. Fulfill other instructional, academic, and service duties (e.g. professional development, advising, departmental meetings and special events, etc.) as may be assigned by the Chair of the Department or the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Interested applicants should submit the items below in electronic format (Word doc or PDF) to ModernLanguages@scu.edu with the SUBJECT LINE: "Arabic LEC" no later than midnight Pacific time, March 13, 2014:
- Letter of application, including a statement of teaching philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae and evidence of teaching excellence (small portfolio of syllabi, evaluations, sample materials)
- Graduate Transcripts (or placement file)
- No more than 3 letters of recommendation
Work Authorization: SCU does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
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