Part-Time Instructional Opportunities

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University occasionally seeks individuals with an advanced degree to teach on a part-time basis. At this time, we are only seeking a part-time instructor to teach first-year Hindi and Urdu languages (see description below). If you are interested in being considered as a part-time instructor for future openings, please submit the following form. Applications will be kept on file for 12 months from date of receipt.


The World Languages and Literatures Department at Western Michigan University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach first-year Hindi and Urdu languages. This course is being offered in conjunction with WMU’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language grant, running 2016-2019.
This non-benefits-eligible part-time position will include one four credit-hour course which meets twice per week.
The course will employ a four skills approach: speaking, writing, reading, and listening.
Instructors must have:

  • At least a Masters Degree in South Asian Studies, comparative literature, or language pedagogy. Exceptions can be made for applicants with substantial experience in Hindi/Urdu language instruction.
  • Previous experience offering Hindi/Urdu language to non-heritage speakers
  • Ability to teach both Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts
  • Facility with explaining South Asia cultural contexts as they relate to language learning

This is a one-year position with a possibility for renewal over the course of the grant period. For qualified applicants, additional part-time teaching may be had in other departments depending on availability.
Additionally, WMU has received a substantial donation of Hindi and Urdu language instruction materials which will be made available to the instructor.
Please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your qualifications and pedagogical approach, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia, Chair, Department of World Languages and Literatures, at by March 31, 2017.
For questions on this position, please contact Dr. Nathan Tabor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History,

Please list your interests, strengths and teaching goals.
Upload your curriculum vitae or resume which includes prior teaching experience.
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Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338
Phone (269) 387-3001
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