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The Department of Arabic Studies/Language Center of the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites applications for the position of

Lecturer in Arabic language to begin April 1, 2018.


The selected candidate will teach Modern Standard Arabic to undergraduate students of Arabic and Islamic studies. Students must acquire a strong knowledge of the Standard Arabic grammar and be able to read classical text as well as reading, listening and producing modern Standard Arabic texts. The incumbent is expected to be able to teach in Arabic, and be able to communicate in another language, either German, English or French.



  • Teaching Modern Standard Arabic to undergraduate students (13.5 contact hours/week)
  • Contributing to the course development
  • Preparing and administering placement and final exams
  • Being available for weekly consultation hours


Candidate profile:

  • Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic
  • Knowledge of German or English/French
  • M.A. degree or higher in Arabic language and/or linguistics. Specialization or Certificates in TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a Second Language) are especially welcome 
  • University-level teaching experience


Offer details:

  • Type of contract: 0.75 (3/4 of a full position)
  • Pay Grade: 13 TV-L
  • Duration: 2 years, non-renewable
  • Employment date: 1 April 2018


The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth is a “family-friendly university” that welcomes applicants with children. The University of Bayreuth is highly committed to internationalization.


Applications must be submitted via e-mail to Dr Valentina Serreli (valentina.serreli@uni-bayreuth.de) and must include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) the names and e-mail addresses for two references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants after initial review. Please submit all documents in PDF format. Applications should be received by November 20, 2017.


Contact Information:
        Junior Professor of Arabic Studies, Dr Valentina Serreli
        Email: valentina.serreli@uni-bayreuth.de


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