Academic Jobs Wiki

Positions in Arabic Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching in academia and beyond, 2019/20 job application season.

Please link to university hiring pages, rather than to the MESA website, as those links can die more quickly than the university pages.

Last Year's Page: Arabic 2018/2019

Other employment sites:


Middle Eastern Studies Association Job Website

AATA Employment Website


Chronicle for Higher Education Job Website

ACTFL Job Website

Modern Language Association Job Listings

Linguistlist Job Search

Inside Higher Ed Job Search


USA Government Jobs

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Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 15 Nov.

Skype Interviwes for Coastal Carolina are this week (so were Skype interviews sent out already last week, just after the deadline?)

  • Any updates? I havent heard back since 11/14

Georgetown University (Washington, DC) - Assistant Professor, Classical Arabic Islamic Thought. Deadline: 15 Oct.

Georgetown University (Washington, DC) - Assistant Professor in Political Science of the Arab World. Deadline: 8 Nov.

Macalester College - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 5 Oct.

- Skype interviews confirmed before Thanksgiving. 

- If anyone knows that campus visits have been arranged, please update the Wiki.

Michigan State University - Assistant Professor of World Language Teacher Education. Deadline: 1 Nov.

Renison University College (Waterloo, Ontario) - Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Culture, Department of Culture and Language Studies. Deadline: 30 Sept.

University of Mississippi - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: None listed.

-Any news from Mississippi?

The University of Texas - Austin: Tenure/Tenured Line Position in Modern Arabic & Francophone Literatures. Deadline: 29 Oct. Rejection Email Nov. 15

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic, University of Massachusetts Boston. Deadline: February 7, 2020. 

skype interviews happening this week 2/25

request for writing sample 3/1

anyone got a campus visit invite yet? campus visits scheduled



Boston University - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 15 Oct.

  • Has anyone heard from BU?
  • No! 
  • Rejection email received on 12/18 - offer accepted by another candidate.

Brigham Young University - Arabic Visiting Assistant Professor. Deadline: 5 Dec.

George Washington University (DC) - Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic (non-tenure track). Deadline: 2 Dec.

Has anyone heard from George Washington University? 

Search has been canceled

Grinnell College (IA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic (2-years), Deadline: Jan 15

  • Has anyone heard from Grinnell?
  • Nope
  • Search cancelled and postponed for the following year

Harvard University - Director of Modern Language Programs, NELC. Deadline: 1 Nov.

Anything from Harvard?

Notre Dame (IN) - Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 20 Jan.

Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 1 Dec.

  • This is a 2-year position with possibility for renewal.
  • Any news from Rice University?

University of Colorado-Denver - Instructor of Linguistics. Deadline: 4 Nov.

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Linguistics, ability to teach general Linguistics courses in English and advanced language skill courses in Arabic.

University of Florida - Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture. Deadline: 25 Oct.

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) - Arabic Language Lecturer. Deadline: 29 Nov.

  • This is a 3-year renewable position.

Washington and Lee University (VA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic (2 year position). Deadline: 30 Sept.


Arabic Overseas Flagship (Meknes, Morocco) - Co-Academic Coordinator. Deadline: Immediate.

  • Thorough knowledge of Moroccan dialect required.

SIT Study Abroad Tunisia - Academic Director. Posted: 27 Nov.

Syria Program Coordinator (American University, Washington DC). Deadline: Immediate.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - MESP and APTLI Coordinator. Deadline: 3 Nov.