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Arabic Language Lecturer

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position is $66,259-$72,404. Position percent time is 67%.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: March 21, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a lecturer position in Modern Standard Arabic beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Responsibilities consist of teaching both first-year Arabic (Introductory Arabic) and second-year Arabic (Intermediate Arabic). The total teaching load is six courses over the three quarters of the academic year.

This lecturer position will complement core faculty in Islamic Studies (Religious Studies), Middle Eastern history, Global Studies, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Ethnomusicology, and other disciplines. In addition to its strong graduate program in Islamic Studies, the department of Religious Studies administers an undergraduate B.A. degree in Middle East Studies. UCSB is also home to a vibrant Center for Middle East Studies (

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment).

The anticipated start date is July 2024. Position is open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Help Contact email below.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD except the Dissertation.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must have native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants who are experienced with teaching a diverse student body are desirable.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Pedagogy

  • Statement of Teaching Experience

  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please arrange to have three letters or recommendation upload through UC Recruit.

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Help contact:

About UC Santa Barbara

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA