Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Wake Forest University’s Middle East and South Asia Studies (MESAS) Program seeks applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Arabic language, beginning July 1, 2024. We seek candidates who have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in Arabic linguistics, literature, second-language pedagogy, or a related area. We seek a candidate with native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and experience in teaching Arabic language courses of all levels as well as for specific purposes at the university level. The candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year or the equivalent. 

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s Human Resources 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;
● 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; and
● Copy of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment).

The same PDF file should also be emailed to the MESAS Academic Coordinator at [email protected]. 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 physical address listed below. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Review of applications will begin March 26, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration they should be received by April 16, 2024. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to the Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies, P.O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27109; the physical address is 102 Reynolda Hall, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.  

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to [email protected]. Inquiries about the faculty position or MESAS Program should be directed to Professor Charles Wilkins at [email protected].

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 50 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 The university has twenty-four affiliated faculty in the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program (see 

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 Asia 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.


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