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

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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. 

Call For Papers SALTA 2023


Theme: Assessment and Feedback

University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 23-24, 2023

Call for Proposals

The South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is pleased to announce a two-day international conference, in person on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison on June 23-24, Friday-Saturday, 2023 (limited online facility for international participants). 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Assessment and Feedback.” How do we know when our students are successful? Which standards do we use and how do they align with our courses’ curricula? How do we provide effective feedback? How do we assess ourselves, our programs, our innovations, and our goals? This conference aims to bring together teachers of South Asian languages of all experience levels and all backgrounds to share and discuss these and similar questions to expand the horizon of South Asian language teaching.

SALTA solicits proposals for panels, individual presentations, and workshops on relevant topics related to the above theme. Each session will be 90 minutes long with 3 panelists/presenters; individual presentations will be 20 minutes long. A proposal should include the name(s) of presenters/panelists and a short description (200-300 words) of your proposed panel/presentation. Proposals and presentations for the main sessions should be in English; additional panels and workshops in other languages may be arranged. If proposing a panel, please include a brief abstract of the panel (approximately 100 words) in addition to the individual paper abstracts. Please send your proposals to conference@mysalta.org by Monday, April 24, 2023. Selected panels and presentations will be announced by May 1.

Conference registration is free for SALTA members, $35 for professionals, and $25 for students (payment of conference fee will confer membership for the remainder of 2023). Teachers of less-commonly taught South Asian languages are especially encouraged to apply. To register, please click the following link: https://forms.gle/LCQAMPCoZS3obwor5.

For questions, please email conference@mysalta.org.

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CLS Resident Director Applications Available

Dear Colleagues,

The Resident Director positions for Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu for the summer 2023 are now posted. Please share with graduate students and other interested parties. Links to the applications are below followed by downloadable descriptions of the positions:

Upcoming SALTA Workshop! From Idea to Practice: Developing Theme-Based Lesson Plans in Language Classes

Join Mansi Bajaj (Yale University) for a three-part, online workshop covering theme-based syllabus, activity, and assessment development this spring. Workshops are 27-January (syllabus), 10-February (activities), and 17-February (assessment). The workshop is capped at 12 participants, so register early to secure your spot! Register at https://forms.gle/jP1UdXADrkmFmqs86.

SASLI Accepting Applications for Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

SASLI is pleased to announce that it is officially accepting applications for Lecturers and Teaching Assistants for the Summer 2023 program in the following languages: Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu.

All languages are offered at the Elementary and Intermediate levels, and Hindi, Sanskrit, and Urdu are also taught at the Advanced level. Two synchronous, remote sections of elementary Hindi and Sanskrit are new options beginning next summer.

The positions will run from June 12 – August 11, 2023, which includes one week of pedagogy training prior to classes, which begin on June 19. Applications must be submitted through the UW Jobs Portal. Required application materials include: Cover letter addressing teaching philosophy, language(s) and level(s) applying to teach, and number of semesters taught in higher education language courses or equivalent experience; Resume/CV; Sample syllabus of the preferred language and level applying to teach; List of 3 professional references; Student evaluations are strongly encouraged. The SASLI hiring committee will review student and performance evaluations from instructors who have previously taught at SASLI.  Please visit the SASLI website for more information and application links: https://sasli.wisc.edu/instructor-application/. Deadline to apply: January 2, 2023, 11:55 pm Central Time

2023 CLTA Conference Accepting Proposals

CLTA Accepting 2023 Session Proposals CLTA is looking for YOUR great ideas for interest sessions. We will accept these proposals until November 30. Please consider submitting a session proposal.

Theme: Keeping Language & culture in the Center of Our Hearts

Location of Conference: Visalia

Dates: March 16-19, 2023

Proposal Form Here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4892018

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in the Hindi language


The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in the Hindi language, to begin Fall semester 2023. The position carries the possibility of annual renewal, contingent upon job performance, the continued needs of the department, and availability of program funding. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester, including a combination of Hindi courses and thematic courses in Asian Studies, according to departmental needs. We invite applicants with expertise in any broad area of South Asian Studies. Located at the flagship campus of the University of Texas System, our department offers a congenial and exciting context for teaching and research in the languages and cultures of South Asia.


Candidates must have at minimum a Master’s degree (Ph.D. is strongly preferred) in the Hindi language or in a closely-related field, as well as advanced training in South Asian Studies. A record of teaching excellence in a university context is strongly preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to upload via Interfolio: 1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and teaching experience, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) two syllabi—one for a first-year Hindi course and one for a South Asian Studies course, and 4) three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions about the search to Prof. Dalpat Rajpurohit (drajpurohit@austin.utexas.edu) with the words “Hindi search” in the subject line. Rank and salary will depend upon qualifications.

For additional application instructions, please contact Faith Hanley (faith.hanley@austin.utexas.edu). If you do not have a dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support: help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

AIIS 2023-24Language Programs

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is now accepting applications for our 2023-24 summersemester, and academic year language programs. AIIS offers intensive, immersion-based instruction in over 15 modern and classical South Asian languages at multiple sites in India.

More Info & Applications

Full fellowships are available for qualified applicants to the fall semester and academic year programs.
(For U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.)

Interested in Applying?  Check out some of our Language Spotlights and our language program alumni survey to see some of the ways that AIIS language programs are impacting the career opportunities of program participants!

Aaron Shew on Language Learning and Career Opportunities Aaron M. Shew is an Assistant Professor and REL Wilson Endowed Chair of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University. In this spotlight, he shares how these language learning experiences helped to shape his scholarship and about the importance of language immersion programs.

From Austin to Lucknow to Washington, D.C.: Reflections on Language Training from AIIS Language Fellow Charlotte Giles Charlotte Giles is a librarian in the Asian Division at the Library of Congress. In this spotlight, she shares her journey from studying Urdu in Lucknow in summer, fall, and academic year AIIS programs to launching her career at the Library of Congress.

Language Program Alumni
AIIS conducted a survey of language program alumni in 2018. We received responses from 174 former language program participants in various stages of their careers. The responses reflect a body of alumni that is highly educated, employable, and actively engaged in international affairs, South Asian Studies, and community service.

More information and application instructions

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Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Academic year 2023-24

Seeking a Hindi Language Instructor (short term) at UC Berkeley

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for appointment as lecturer of Hindi. The appointee will be required to teach two undergraduate courses for Spring semester, namely Introductory and Intermediate Hindi. Responsibilities include teaching, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email, bCourses, and Zoom conferencing software.


  • Open date: November 1, 2022
  • Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application): The applicant must possess a BA degree (or international equivalent degree).
  • Additional qualifications (required at time of start): The candidate must have advanced fluency and literacy in Hindi, and proficiency in English.
  • Preferred qualifications: An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field is desired, but not necessary. Candidates with language teaching experience are preferred, and those with a proven record of pedagogical innovation and teaching excellence are particularly encouraged to apply.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample syllabus
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).(Optional)
  • Internet Link to Teaching Demonstration (Maximum length 10 minutes) (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03711

Institute for South Asia Studies
University of California, Berkeley
10 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2310

Tel: 510-642-3608
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