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Assistant Professor, Modern Standard Arabic Language

University of Toronto

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year, contractually-limited term appointment (CLTA) in Modern Standard Arabic Language. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on September 1, 2020 and end August 31, 2021.

The successful candidate must have native or near-native speaker’s competence in Arabic and must have a PhD in Linguistics, Arabic Language and Literature, or a related field by the time of their appointment. The candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, teaching awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, pedagogically innovative curricular materials, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and strong course evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to an expanding program in Arabic Studies, and who will be expected to teach Modern Standard Arabic in its cultural contexts as part of an established language program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as the excitement of working with a diverse student population.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below ( Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement outlining teaching interests and philosophy, a lesson plan, and student course evaluations. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange for three referees to send signed letters on letterhead, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate's teaching, via email directly to Professor Timothy P. Harrison, at by July 2, 2020.

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at:

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of July 2, 2020.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please apply here: