Job Posting: Punjabi Lecturer, UC Berkeley

Job Announcement for Punjabi Language Lecturer

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, invites applications for the position of a Punjabi language lecturer for the academic year 08/09 (from August 08 through to May 09). The appointee will teach an advanced course (4 units) with a focus on Literary Punjabi to students who will have had at least one year of intensive Punjabi instruction at a UC campus or a comparable institution. The salary will commensurate with degree and teaching experience.

The applicant must have a minimum of a M.A. degree from an accredited university in any discipline, learned Punjabi formally through high school, and be able to demonstrate native command of Punjabi and English.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
Ability to read, write and speak Punjabi with native fluency
Past teaching experience in Punjabi
Willingness to work independently, teach classes during normal working hours, and maintain office hours

This position is ideal for someone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area or is willing to travel from surrounding areas.

Applications should include: 1) a 2-3 page statement in Punjabi of vision and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three references. Please arrange to have these letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. Candidates should direct their recommenders to the University’s statement on confidentiality, found at

Review of application materials will begin June 1, 2008. Search will remain open until the position is filled.

For information about our program, please visit our web site at: . For information about the Center for South Asia Studies, please see

All documents should be sent to: Prof. Raka Ray, Chair, Center for South

Asia Studies, 10 Stephens Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Center for South Asia Studies
10 Stephens Hall, #2310
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2310

(510) 642-3608 (Phone)
(510) 643-5793 (Fax)