Instructor of Semitic Languages at University of South Carolina

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Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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Instructor of Semitic Languages




College of Arts and Sciences


CAS Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

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Full Time

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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

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9 months

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Professional Track

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About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for one full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Semitic Languages, with emphasis on Arabic, beginning August 15, 2024. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The successful candidate will teach introductory through advanced Arabic language courses in Modern Standard Arabic and conversation classes in an Arabic dialect (Egyptian or Levantine preferred). The successful candidate will maintain an excellent record of teaching while actively engaging in various instructional responsibilities and participating fully in program affairs and services. They may also be assigned service duties, dependent upon the applicant's experience and departmental needs.

Required Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a Master's degree in Semitic Languages, Arabic, or a related field, in hand by August 16, 2024; evidence of two years of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level of Arabic as a foreign language; native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect (Egyptian or Levantine preferred) and English are expected. Experience teaching Hebrew is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Semitic Languages, Arabic or a related field. Ability to also teach Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew strongly desired.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Remember that applications are not complete until at least 3 signed and dated letters of recommendation are received. Applicants can have letters sent directly to Shakila Mack at

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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