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University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Arabic Instructor in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job ID356204 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyEducation-General Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9754 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin About the Job The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist (job code 9754) in Arabic to teach Arabic language courses during academic year 2023-24 (August 28, 2023 - May 28, 2024). This is a 100% time benefits-eligible position. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. This appointment is annually renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses as needed, conditional on qualifications. Participate in relevant unit/department meetings. Assist with development and adminstration of tests. Engage in professional development activities. Performance Standards: Positive evaluations from students, teaching assistants (if appropriate), peers, and supervisors. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching, teamwork, program development, and professional development. Effective handling of student inquiries. For more information about the Arabic Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, please visit: Qualifications Required Qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent in Arabic or related field, including but not limited to Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Second or Foreign Language Education, or Arabic Linguistics Native or near-native fluency in Arabic Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills Minimum 1 year of experience teaching Arabic at the college level in the U.S. Demonstrated ability to lead communicative, student-centered classrooms Positive evaluations from students, peers, and/or supervisors Collegiality and ability to work in a team Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach one or more Arabic dialects in addition to Modern Standard Arabic. Applicants with the ability to teach a North African dialect are especially encouraged to apply Experience teaching intensive language courses Demonstrated commitment to materials and course development, innovative teaching methods, integration of culture into the curriculum, and mentoring students About the Department About the Department Home to the arts, social sciences and humanities disciplines and programs, the College of Liberal Arts is the largest college in the University of Minnesota and comprises 31 academic departments, and over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and administrative/support units. CLA has over 1,300 faculty and staff spanning research, teaching, advising, outreach, and administrative functions. CLA units reside in over twenty buildings on the East Bank and West Bank of the Twin Cities campus. CLA enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate students, over 40% of the undergraduate enrollment on the Twin Cities campus, 1,400 graduate students, and has an annual all-funds budget of $290 million. CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That . CLA is committed to increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, recruiting, and retaining a diverse staff, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints-so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences. Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pha macy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Please visit the for more information regarding benefits. How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach the following required materials: cover letter CV with contact information for 3 professional references statement of teaching philosophy written documentation of quality teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations), syllabi, samples of self-written course or other teaching materials Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Applicants will be requested to submit a video-recorded teaching demonstration as part of the application process. Priority will be given to completed applications received by July 1, 2023. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

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