Assistant Professor – Modern Arabic Literature – 1601216

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 17, 2016
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2016 Open Until Filled


The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Arabic Literature (nineteenth century to the present). The position will be held jointly in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) (75%) and the Centre for Comparative Literature (25%) and will commence July 1, 2017.

Native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English is required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter and have a record of excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in leading international journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, sample syllabi and statements about teaching accomplishments included in the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Knowledge of the pre-modern Arabic literary tradition is required.

The successful candidate will teach courses and seminars in Arabic as well as in translation and have a demonstrated expertise in the field of Comparative Literature. Teaching responsibilities will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of NMC and at the graduate level in the Centre for Comparative Literature. Research specialization can be in any field of modern Arabic literary studies with a comparative perspective.The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing efforts at program development and public engagement. Please click here for more info.