Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Middle East and South Asia Studies Program seeks applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Arabic language, beginning July 2021. 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 career website at: The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s commitment to creating an inclusive classroom environment for students from a range of diverse backgrounds, two sample syllabi, a lesson plan, and a 30-minute video teaching demonstration. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to Wake Forest Human Resources,, and copied to Acacia Fike-Nelson, Review of applications will begin 30 April 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration they should be received by 20 May. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Acacia Fike-Nelson, Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies, P. O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.  


Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Professor Charles Wilkins at


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 quick facts about the University, go to


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.


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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