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Lecturer of Modern Standard and Moroccan Arabic

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4 april 2023
30 april 2023 Vacature gesloten

Lecturer of Modern Standard and Moroccan Arabic (1,0 fte)

Leiden University seeks to appoint a lecturer of Modern Standard and Moroccan Arabic (1,0 fte). We are looking for someone with native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard and Moroccan Arabic as well as English or Dutch, and experience in teaching Moroccan and Modern Standard Arabic language courses of all levels as well as for specific purposes at the university level.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree, and preferably a Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics, literature, second-language pedagogy, North-African studies or a related field.

We seek candidates committed to excellence in teaching, who are collegial and well able to work in a team.

Demonstrated proficiency in current second/foreign language teaching methodologies (TAFL, and especially content-based and project-based instruction and the integration of culture in the curriculum) and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Candidates who have additional proficiency and experience in teaching Egyptian Arabic (besides Moroccan) and courses on North-African culture are especially encouraged to apply.


  • designing and teaching Modern Standard and Moroccan Arabic language courses in cooperation with other faculty;
  • designing and administrating tests in cooperation with other faculty;
  • teaching courses in different programmes and at different levels;
  • participating in regular meetings of the Arabic language program and Middle East studies department, and engaging in professional development activities;
  • working in collaboration with faculty to develop and design the curriculum, to evaluate teaching goals, student outcomes and programmatic effectiveness;
  • contributing actively to the academic and social environment of the department.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies (https://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/) is comprised of a School of Asian Studies, a School of Middle-Eastern Studies and a School of Religious Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture.

Terms of employment
We offer a 12 months fulltime (38 hours per week) position as a lecturer to be taken up 1 August 2023.

Upon good performance the position will be converted into a permanent postion. Salary range from €2.960.- to €4.670.- gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Dr. H.I.A.A. Ahmed (h.i.a.a.ahmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl) and to prof.dr. P.M. Sijpesteijn (p.m.sijpesteijn@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

Please submit online your application no later than 30 April 2023 via the blue button inour application system.

The interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for the second week of May 2023.

Applications should be in English. Please ensure that you include the following documents in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community;
  • Curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references who have agreed to write reference letters;
  • Teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment;
  • Sample undergraduate courses for at least two courses in Arabic language acquisition that you have taught;
  • Teaching evaluations including written comments or other evidence of effective student engagement.

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