Postdoctoral Fellow, Middle East & South Asia Studies

Winston Salem, NC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Postdoctoral Fellow, Middle East & South Asia Studies

The Middle East and South Asia Studies (MESA) Program of Wake Forest University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship starting fall 2018. MESA, a multidisciplinary program, provides students the opportunity to approach the history, politics, literature, languages, anthropology, art, and religious traditions of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and South Asia. Twenty-six affiliated faculty members from eleven disciplines are connected to the Program. We offer minors in Middle East and South Asian Studies as well as Arabic. We graduate around thirty minors a year. See: for further information.

The MESA postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach two courses in the fall semester (2018) and two courses in the spring semester (2019). The fellow will be required to teach Elementary Hindi/Urdu I during the fall semester and Elementary Hindi/Urdu II during the spring semester. As well, the postdoctoral fellow will teach one course of their choosing (relevant to the fellow’s academic discipline and interests) each semester. Candidates must be formally trained in Hindi/Urdu language instruction and possess a PhD in a relevant field no later than August 15, 2018.

Pay is competitive with comparable national universities and colleges.

Applicants should submit the following materials in ONE single PDF file. It is important to note that candidates who want to gain full consideration should have all materials submitted no later than March 15, 2018:

  • A brief cover letter directed to Charles H Kennedy, co-director of MESA
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial)
  • A statement of research program
  • A statement of candidate’s approach to teaching
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Additional supporting documents will be requested if an interview is granted.

Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to

The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Questions about the application process may be addressed to

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 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.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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