Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Arabic 2017 - 2018

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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Arabic 2017 - 2018

Santa Clara University

Department, Program, Center: Modern Languages and Literatures

Specialty or Subdiscipline: Arabic

College or School: College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for teaching courses for our Arabic language and culture program. Teaching assignments may include courses in lower-division courses in Arabic language or upper-division courses in English on Arabic Studies. Quarters are 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set aside for final examinations.

Course start dates vary by quarter:

Fall classes begin in September

Winter classes begin in January

Spring classes begin in April

Salary: $6,600 per course

Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. (preferred), ABD , or M.A. in Arabic Language, Literature or Linguistics (or closely related field). Native- or near-native level fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one regional variety of Arabic, and English. Must provide evidence of excellence in teaching Arabic language and culture at the college/university level. Preference will be given to outstanding candidates who, in addition to TA experience, have a record of excellence in teaching Arabic language and culture courses at least two or more years at the University level. Must have the ability to serve as mentor to students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and expertise with communicatively-oriented, proficiency-based language instruction, ACTFL World Readiness Standards, and instructional technologies. Reading proficiency in Quranic and Classical Arabic. Success in program development is highly desirable. A strong interdisciplinary background and ability to teach courses that connect with other disciplines (STEM , Business, Public Health, Environmental Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Art and Art History, Film Studies) and SCU Centers of Distinction (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics) are also highly desirable.


Duties include fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses no more than 4 in any given academic year or two in any given quarter, including:
1. Designing creative learning experiences, conducting all assigned class meetings, assigning student work, measuring student learning outcomes within the context of departmental and Core objectives and the ACTFL World Readiness Standards, providing students with timely feedback, administering narrative course evaluations with students, and submitting grades by the designated deadline.
2.For University core courses, teach from an approved syllabus for the courses assigned or work with the Director of Core Writing to design an appropriate syllabus for timely submission for approval to the University Faculty Core Curriculum Committee
3. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
4. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
5. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
6. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
7. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
8. Serve as a mentor to students
9. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University 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.

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The following materials must be submitted for your application to be considered:
1. Letter of interest, specifying qualifications, teaching experience and teaching philosophy
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Evidence of teaching excellence, such as teaching evaluations.

Upon Request:
References and graduate transcripts should be made available.

Additional Information:

About the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures:

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures is to promote global competence in the Jesuit model of education. Our faculty of engaged, professional language educators/scholars offer innovative, high quality degree programs in French and Francophone, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese Studies (minor only) as well as language programs in Arabic and Chinese. Through our proficiency-oriented and standards-based approach to language education, which integrates the teaching of language and culture throughout our curricula, we offer students unique learning experiences in and out of the classroom that enrich their personal lives, help them discern a future career path, and prepare them to compete locally and globally for a wide variety of careers.

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About Santa Clara University

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.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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