The Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies of Harvard University invites applications for the position of Preceptor of Urdu-Hindi to begin September 1, 2008. This full-time, non-tenure track position is renewable annually up to a maximum of eight years. Applicants are expected to have advance degree work in a relevant field (linguistics, literature, etc.), experience in teaching Urdu and Hindi as second languages, native or near-native fluency in Urdu and Hindi, and fluency in spoken and written English. Since thesuccessful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of Urdu and Hindi, including literary texts, applicants should have full competence in both the Perso-Arabic (Urdu) and Devanagari scripts. Knowledge of Persian and/or Sanskrit is also desirable. Complete dossiers, including a CV, a statement of purpose, relevant publications, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence, should be sent by March 1, 2008, to Professor Ali Asani, Chair of Urdu-Hindi Search Committee, Barker Center 305, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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The Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, seeks applications for a preceptor in Sanskrit, to begin July 1, 2008. This annual position is renewable on a yearly basis up to a maximum of eight years. Duties will include language and literature instruction and course development at all levels; the position is full time with a teaching load of five courses per year. Candidates should have experience in teaching all levels of Sanskrit. A Ph.D. in any field of Sanskrit literature by the time of appointment is preferred. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and publications should be sent before February 8, 2008, to Prof. Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, Chair, Sanskrit Search Committee, Harvard University, 1 BowStreet, Cambridge, MA 02138. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply.
Syntax/Semantics of Asian languages AND/OR field linguistics
The UCLA Department of Linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Linguistics with a research specialization in (i) syntax/semantics of Asian languages, and/or (ii) field linguistics. Subject to budgetary restrictions, the appointment is to being July 1,2008, with teaching to begin in the Fall 2008, though a later start can be arranged.
Applications should reach us by January 20, 2008; only applications received by this date will be ensured of full consideration. We will interview candidates at the LSA annual meeting in Chicago in January (though we will consider applicants who will not be able to attend the LSA meeting).
Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, samples of recent work, and three letters of reference.
UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
January 20, 2008
Asian Languages/Field Linguistics Search Committee
UCLA Department of Linguistics
Los Angeles CA 90095-1543
Caleb Na, Department Manager
The University of Colorado at Boulder invites applicants for a full-time 12-month professional exempt position as Director of the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC), to begin in Summer 2008 with negotiable start date. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.
Position duties: Interact with graduate students and faculty at the intersection of instructional technologies and foreign language pedagogies. Oversee and offer workshops within the Foreign Language Technology Certificate program for graduate students in the foreign languages. Collaborate with department chairs to strengthen foreign language study across campus. Oversee the ALTEC Media Library. Supervise three permanent staff members. Chair committees, manage center budgets, allocate center resources, and envision areas for future development. Collaborate closely with language departments to promote and enhance foreign language study across campus. Possible option to teach one course per year.
- Ph.D. in foreign language, literature or linguistics, second language acquisition, educational technology, education, or related field.
- At least two years’ experience working with and/or developing instructional technology.
- Professional experience in a language learning, language resource, or language technology center.
- Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- At least two years’ experience teaching foreign languages in higher education.
- Successful supervisory experience.
- Experience with strategic planning and budget processes.
- Demonstrated success in grant writing and/or fundraising.
- Commitment to interdepartmental collaboration and pedagogical innovation.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three referees to:
ALTEC Director Search, c/o
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309.
Review of applications will begin December 15; the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Foreign Language Technology Specialist
Anderson Language Technology Center
The University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Tel: 303 492 7225
The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of
Chicago, invites applications for the position of LECTURER in HINDI for the
2008-09 academic year. The person appointed will be required to teach two
levels of Hindi, first- and second-year. A Teaching Assistant and other
pedagogical help will be available. Preference will be given to applicants
who can also teach Urdu script. Degree of M.A. required.
The appointment is expected to start on September 1. Applications (cover
letter, c.v., and two letters of support) will be reviewed beginning Jan 7,
2008. They should be sent to:
Steven Collins, Chair
Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637-1543
773-702-9131 (8373 Dept. office)
Electronic submissions are not accepted. The University of Chicago is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
HINDI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, EALC
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a position open as to rank in Hindi Language and Literature, beginning August 2008. Candidates should have a PhD in Hindi Literature or related field prior to the start of the appointment. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: popular Hindi literature and culture, and popular cinema; cultural history of North India. Duties will include teaching, research, and service to the University. Native or near-native fluency in Hindi and experience teaching Hindi at the university level are required. To apply, applicants should submit a letter, a current CV, a writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair, University of Colorado, Department of EALC, 279 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0279 by November 15, 2007. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. See http://www.Colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs/ for full job description.
Assistant Professor in Hindu/Urdu
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
North Carolina State University
Position Vacancy Number: 06-43-0711
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The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Hindi/Urdu, beginning August 16, 2008. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Hindi /Urdu, a PhD focusing on literature/cultural studies completed at the time of appointment; and proof of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with cross disciplinary interests are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses n Hindi-Urdu at the intermediate and advanced levels and literature/culture classes in translation in the World Literature curriculum. NCSU is a founding member of the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCSU, Duke, UNC-CH), a Title VI National Resource Center for the study of South Asia; the Center is a cooperative which integrates faculty, curricula, and programming at all levels across the campuses. Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 10, 2007 with possible preliminary interviews at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago.
NC State University is a comprehensive land-grant Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers majors in French and Spanish, with a Teacher Education option, and in German Studies, as well as minors in Chinese Studies, Classical Greek, Classical Studies, French, German, Hindi-Urdu, Italian Studies, Japanese, Russian Studies, Spanish, and World Literature.
For instructions on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu, click “search vacancies,” and enter the vacancy number above (06-43-0711). Applicants should attach a cover letter with a statement of teaching methods, curriculum vita, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Dr. Héctor Jaimes, Hindi/Urdu Search Committee, FLL Box 8106, North Carolina
State University, Raleigh, 27695-8106.
AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without
regard to sexual orientation.
Part-Time Lecturer Position at Rice University
Rice University seeks a Part-time Lecturer to teach one Hindi language course per semester in its Center for Study of Languages. Candidates should demonstrate a sound understanding of modern communicative approaches to language-teaching and learning, including task-based proficiency-oriented instruction, and show a record of good teaching at the university level. Other desirable qualifications for this position are: the ability to develop and teach Hindi courses for special purposes and an understanding of the uses of modern technology, including multimedia applications, for the purpose of teaching and learning languages. Applicants should demonstrate at least near-native fluency in Hindi and hold an MA degree or its equivalent. The appointment is at the rank of part time Lecturer, beginning on 1 January 2008.
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with
credentials and experience. Rice offers good institutional support for professional development and state-of-the-art technological facilities are available.
Please send a letter of application clearly addressing the above position requirements, C.V., transcript, three letters of recommendation (or name, addresses, emails and fax numbers
of three persons willing to provide a recommendation), and teaching portfolio (or sample syllabi) to:
The Program Coordinator
Center for the Study of Languages, MS # 36
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2007. Applicants must have proof of legal authorization to work in the United States. Rice University is an equal opportunity; affirmative action employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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.
Lectureship in Hindi/Urdu Language
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a two-thirds time, non-tenure track lectureship in Hindi and/or Urdu, to begin Fall of 2007. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes in Hindi and/or Urdu. Ideally the candidate would be proficient in the Urdu script (because the University of Virginia teaches Hindi and Urdu together for the first year) as well as qualified to teach advanced conversation courses. Applicants must hold an MA or have equivalent experience, and they must have native or near-native fluency in Hindi and/or Urdu and English. This position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester. Prior experience teaching language classes at the university level is preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, materials may be sent to:
Daniel Lefkowitz, Chair
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
P.O. Box 400781
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4781.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Arizona State University (ASU)
Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics: **Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)*
*Required:* Ph.D. in applied linguistics, English, TESOL or related field by the time of appointment; college level teaching experience appropriate to rank; ability to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Assisted Language Learning and TESOL; and a compelling promise of ongoing, high-quality scholarship in any area of applied linguistics and TESOL.
Teaching load is 2/2 for tenure-track faculty with a significant research agenda. Teaching opportunities are at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
*Applicants must send:* Cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and representative writing samples to Chair, CALL Search Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302 (no faxes or e-mails).
Application Deadline: Postmarked by November 23, 2007; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. All applications acknowledged. A background check is required for employment. AA/EOE.
University of Toronto
Second Language Education
The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Second Language Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2008. We seek candidates with expertise in the field of second language education with a particular focus on teaching French and international languages.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, within the Modern Language Centre, and undertake graduate supervision and teaching both at the graduate and initial teacher education levels.
The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in education or in a relevant discipline. The candidate must have extensive educational experience related to language teaching
(e.g., in core, immersion, heritage, or other bilingual education programs), a distinctive research and publications record, and an ongoing program of research in areas such as classroom pedagogy, curriculum development, teacher development, multiliteracies, and/or communication technologies. High levels of proficiency in English, French, and another international language are required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications, which must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, should be submitted by November 15, 2007, to Professor Dennis Thiessen, Chair, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6, Canada. Applicants should also ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Thiessen by the same date.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Director of Language Resource Center
The UW-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science invites applicants for a full-time (12 month) position as Director of the Language Resource Center (Instructional Program Manager II).
The Director will: 1) collaborate with faculty in applying technology to language instruction (Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hmong, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Yiddish); 2) administer daily operations, budget, staff, and multiple functions of the LRC; 3) offer and/or organize workshops in using technology in language pedagogy and assessment of proficiency, including TA orientation; 4) evaluate, test, and implement multi-media materials for language learning; 5) provide training and support to faculty, staff, and students in computer-based pedagogy; 6) serve as a liaison with the College’s IT group. The Director normally will teach one language course per year.
The successful candidate must have an M.A. or Ph.D. in a language, SLA, or related field, native or near-native fluency in a language other than English, and at least two years experience or training in instructional technology. Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills; experience in a language center; excellence in classroom teaching; and a commitment to pedagogical innovation and collaboration are highly desirable.
Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Kathleen Wheatley, Search and Screen Chair-Language Resource Center Director, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, P.O. Box 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413.
Full-Time Lecturer in Hindi/Urdu Language and Literature
Emory University, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies announces a full-time lecture-track position for a Lecturer of Hindi/Urdu Language/Literature, effective Fall 2008. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Applicant is expected to teach Hindi and Urdu courses at all levels, introduce up-to-date and innovative pedagogy, and exhibit evidence of ongoing intellectual engagement in literatures, history, and cultures of South Asia. Program-building experience and familiarity with digital teaching materials highly desired.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Hindi/Urdu language or related field; extensive language teaching experience at the university level; ability to teach Perso-Arabic and Devanagari scripts; experience in curriculum development; and native or near-native competence in Hindi, Urdu and English.
Submit a letter of application, c.v., writing sample, student evaluations, and three letters of reference to Professor Gordon D. Newby, Chair, Hindi/Urdu Search Committee, MESAS, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Circle, Rm. 312-S, Atlanta, GA 30322. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2007, and continue until a candidate is chosen.
Emory University is an EOE/AA employer.