[Job Vacancy] Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) in Arabic Studies

This post is fixed-term for 12 months and part-time 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) and therefore the salary is pro-rata to the salary shown. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual part time Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) in Arabic. The post will be 0.5 FTE. It will commence as soon as possible and ideally no later than 01 October 2021 for a period of 12 months. The post-holder’s duties will focus primarily on the delivery of language teaching in Arabic (12 hrs/week) to students registered for the BA in Modern Languages and Cultures. The successful candidate will also engage in duties involving assessment, course documentation, quality assurance and materials development.

Arabic Studies in Durham is consistently highly ranked in the UK: It appears in the top five in major national league tables, contributing to Durham University’s top 20 placing for Arts and Humanities in the THE World Reputation Rankings 2020.

There is a team of seven academic and teaching staff in Arabic, part of an overall complement of over 100 staff in the School. Individual research expertise in Arabic ranges from medieval and early modern studies to the contemporary and covers literature, cinema, performance studies, translation, post-colonialism, and gender studies.

The role of Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) provides the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of outstanding teaching, working with the support and under the direction of more senior colleagues. The post of Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be the opportunity to engage in related scholarship.