Assistant Professor, Hindi-Urdu

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-13
Req: R0002720
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Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Middle East and South Asia Studies Program is seeking applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Hindi-Urdu to start July 1, 2021. As a program, we are a large cohort of faculty across disciplines representing a variety of research and teaching interests pertaining to the Middle East and South Asia. This Hindi-Urdu position marks an expansion into the formal, permanent instruction of South Asian languages.

Job Description:

Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Hindi-Urdu beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates that strive for the teacher-scholar ideal, pursuing an active research agenda while also committed to excellence in teaching. The candidate who is hired will be expected to teach Hindi-Urdu at all levels and oversee the Hindi-Urdu program; the candidate will also have the flexibility to offer courses in their research specialization. Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in Hindi or Urdu language or literature or a related field with facility in both the Devanagari (Hindi) and Nastaliq (Urdu) writing systems. Candidates must also have at least one year of demonstrated success in the teaching of Hindi-Urdu at the college/university level.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. The university has twenty-six affiliated faculty in the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program, including a large cohort specializing in South Asia (see ). The Hindi-Urdu position marks an expansion into the formal, permanent instruction of South Asian languages, and we are looking for candidates with enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula to support the continued growth of South Asian studies.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: 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;
  • Research statement describing candidate’s current research and future trajectory;
  • Scholarly writing sample (e.g. journal article, dissertation chapter, or draft);
  • Teaching statement including plan to establish an inclusive learning environment;
  • Sample undergraduate course syllabi representing language and thematic courses;
  • Teaching evaluations or other evidence of effective student engagement;
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment).

In addition to the above, we ask that candidates have three letters of recommendation either emailed to or mailed directly to the address listed below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by November 20, 2020. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Acacia Fike-Nelson, Academic Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies, 102 Reynolda Hall, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the faculty position or Program should be directed to Professor Hank Kennedy at

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 Requirement

Full 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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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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