The Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University seeks lecturers in Hindi-Urdu beginning July 2008. Applicants should preferably have a Ph.D. or ABD in Hindi-Urdu, but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Up to two appointments will be made, at the level of either lecturer or senior lecturer, with salary and rank to be determined in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Our preferred applicants would have native or near-native fluency in Hindi-Urdu and be expert in reading and writing both Devanagari and Urdu scripts. Applicants who know only one script should submit their plans for rapidly learning the other script and for appropriately enhancing their vocabulary so that they will be able to deal effectively with a range of Hindi-Urdu styles in the classroom.
We are seeking professional language teachers with a serious commitment to developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. A background in Hindi-Urdu literature is an asset.
An application letter including a brief description of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations and other supporting materials about teaching should be sent to:
Chair, Hindi-Urdu Search Committee
602 Kent Hall/ Mail Code 3928
New York, NY 10027
Applications will be reviewed starting November 1st, 2007. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.