Scientific Positions

Teaching Assistant Professorship in Arabic Language 907849

The School of Culture and Society, department of the Study of Religion invites applications for a teaching assistant professorship in Arabic. The position is affiliated with the Arab and Islamic Studies program, and involves teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and at least one Arabic dialect.

The teaching assistant professorship is a three-year position dedicated to full-time teaching, including professional development. The appointment begins on 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who can teach MSA and at least one Arabic dialect at all levels.
For more information on the position, please contact Mark Sedgwick (

Employment as teaching assistant professor requires a Master’s degree in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) or in Arabic or similar academic qualifications. Applicants are also expected to:

- be fluent in Arabic at native-speaker standard
- have relevant experience of teaching MSA and Arabic dialects at all levels
- have experience with student supervision
- have strong oral and written communicative skills
- have experience in teaching in English or a Scandinavian language.
Theoretical qualifications in language pedagogy and foreign language teaching as well as knowledge of technology-based language courses will also be important assets.
The applicant must submit teaching portfolio including a list of courses taught, representative or sample course outlines, and representative student evaluations.

The application must be uploaded in English.

Job interviews will take place 19 June 2017, please indicate in your application, if you can participate either on Skype or in person. Travel expenses will be covered.

For more information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn at

The position is open to applicants of any citizenship. No knowledge of Danish is required; teaching will be conducted in English if the successful applicant does not know a Scandinavian language.

Arab and Islamic Studies
Both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Arab and Islamic Studies are offered. The MA is taught in English, but much of the BA is usually taught in Danish. However, teaching will be conducted in English if the successful applicant does not know a Scandinavian language. The Arabic language plays a significant part in all programmes, and knowledge of Arabic is required for admission to the Master’s degree programme. For a more detailed description of the degree programmes, please refer to these webpages:  and
School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
- From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
- From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
- From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.

For a more detailed description of the School of Culture and Society, please see this website .



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