Position Announcement Visiting Assistant Professor, Hindi-Urdu, Wake Forest University

Link to Announcement Webpage: Faculty Career Website (myworkdayjobs.com)


Application Instructions:

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Please add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. Use the Select Files button to add multiple documents including your cover letter and supporting documents. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it.

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** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.  

Job Description Summary

Job Description:

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Middle East and South Asia Studies Program seeks applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Hindi-Urdu, beginning July 1, 2023. We seek candidates who have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in Hindi-Urdu linguistics, literature, second-language pedagogy, or a related area. We seek a candidate with native or near-native fluency in Hindi-Urdu as well as English, and experience in teaching Hindi-Urdu language courses of all levels as well as for specific purposes at the university level. Proficiency in the Devanagari script is required and additional proficiency in Nastaliq is preferred. The candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year or the equivalent. Of those courses, the candidate will have the opportunity to teach at least one in English on a topic related to South Asian literature, film, and culture.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s Human Resources website at: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. The application should be submitted as one single PDF file, which includes all of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community
  • Curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references;
  • Teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment;
  • Sample undergraduate course syllabi for at least two courses;
  • Teaching evaluations or other evidence of effective student engagement;
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment).

The same PDF file should also be emailed to Nathan Allen, MESAS Academic Coordinator, at allejn16@wfu.edu.  Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide a 30-minute teaching demonstration video, and three letters of recommendation either emailed or mailed directly to the address listed below. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Review of applications will begin April 20, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration they should be received by May 10, 2023.  If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Nathan Allen, Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies, P. O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; the physical address is 102 Reynolda Hall, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. 

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to AskHR@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the faculty position or MESAS Program should be directed to Professor Nelly Van Doorn-Harder at vandoopa@wfu.edu.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For basic facts about the University, go to https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/. The university has twenty-six affiliated faculty in the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program (see https://mesas.wfu.edu/people/). 

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021.  Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest  University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.  

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee’s position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wake Forest University and the Middle East and South Asian Studies Program welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and community engagement.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Time Type RequirementFull time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

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