Sunday Submissions: Tenure-Track Position in Arab Middle Eastern Studies

We don’t generally run job announcements in Sunday Submissions, but since this was a request, they must be looking for you — the readers of ArabLit — to apply:

Also: It’s rather cold in Minneapolis, but if you’re all right with that, you should certainly apply before November 1.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Tenure-Track Position in Arab Middle Eastern Studies
The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Arab Middle Eastern Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2019. The Department seeks candidates whose research focuses on literature, visual media, and/or other cultural texts. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the Nahda, intellectual history, postcolonial studies, environment and ecocriticism, space and migration, gender and sexuality, and film and media. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Required qualifications:
PhD (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field is required. Native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic are also required. Advanced ABDs may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor with the stipulation that the PhD is conferred in the first year of the appointment.
Preferred qualifications:
The Department is particularly interested in candidates who employ a cross-disciplinary approach and embed their scholarship and teaching of cultural texts within broader social, historical, and political processes. Regional focus(es) should complement those already existing in the department.
About the Job:
The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester concerning their fields of expertise for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University and profession.  Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures are available at For information on faculty workload guidelines and principles in the College of Liberal Arts, visit–guidelines.
More about the job can be found on the UMN HR website.