Job posting: Hindi Lecturer; UC Santa Cruz

The Language Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is developing a three-year pool of potential instructors who could be called upon, as needed, to teach occasional courses in Hindi during the months of September through June. [For 2008-09 we have need for a lecturer at 75-80% time in Hindi or Hindi/Urdu. Duties will consist of teaching elementary and intermediate level Hindi or Hindi/Urdu language courses spread over the academic year.] If the candidate selected to the pool in the Language Program has additional areas of expertise, another campus unit may approach the candidate to teach in that area of expertise. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

Rank: Lecturer

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience: between $42,074-$47,603 (salary will be proportionate to percentage of appointment)

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in Hindi or South Asian Studies; near-native proficiency; one year full-time or near full-time university-level teaching experience. If candidate was employed as teaching assistant, documentation of independent teaching needs to accompany the application. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching Hindi both as a Second Language and as a Heritage Language. Experience with communicative-based pedagogy, oral proficiency evaluation, and instructional technology (Computer Assisted Language Learning) is desirable.

Position Available: July 2008 through June 2011, contingent upon need and availability of funding. For academic year 2008-2009, 75-80% position available. (This pool includes the possibility of teaching during the Summer Session.)

To Apply: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current (2005 to present) confidential letters of recommendation*, sample syllabi, and student evaluations should be included in the application packet.

Send materials to:

Hindi Search
Language Program
1156 High Street
239 Cowell College
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(*All letters will be treated as confidential. Please direct your letter writers to UCSC’s Confidentiality Statement at

Closing Date: Applications must be postmarked by May 28, 2008.

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