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Dean's Postdoctoral Language House Fellow
Florida State University

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2023
Title Dean's Postdoctoral Language House Fellow
University Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Department Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 7, 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Middle Eastern Studies
    Applied Linguistics

Dean’s Postdoctoral Language House Fellow

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Dean’s Postdoctoral Language House Fellow beginning August 7th, 2023. The main responsibility of the Fellow will be to serve as a leader for the Arabic language house, assist with student placement, conduct language assessment, and coordinate Arabic language cultural events or other program-specific duties.

Applicants with training in Arabic and cultural studies, second language pedagogy, and/or assessment, second language acquisition, or familiarity with ACTFL proficiency guidelines or with OPI and other types of assessment, are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, proficiency-based, teaching methodologies.

The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach one course per semester in the Arabic program, and to collaborate with the faculty in FSU’s BA Program in Middle Eastern Studies. Postdoctoral Fellows also work on their own research while contributing to Program development.

Responsibilities related to the Language House include, but are not limited to, planning and overseeing extra-curricular activities, organizing special events (such as language days, film nights, and conversation tables), promoting the language house through flyers and informational sessions, designing a 1-credit-hour course for students participating in the language house, and overseeing student progress in the target language.

Required qualifications include native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English; the ability to teach colloquial Arabic courses, preferably Levantine; effective communication skills; a proven ability to be flexible, creative, and collaborative with students and a proven ability to create an inclusive learning space.


Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received their Ph.D. between July 31, 2019 and August 30, 2023 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application at (Job ID#54242) provide a letter of application (one page), a Curriculum Vitae, and a sample syllabus of a course to teach in the Arabic program and one proposal for a 1-hour credit course for the language house. Three letters of recommendation must be requested separately through the FSU system via the My References link in the application portal. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 7, 2023. 

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Contact Information

  • Zeina Schlenoff
    Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
    Florida State University
    625 University Way
    Tallahassee, FL 32306


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