Job Posting: Hindi Lecturer; UPenn



The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Foreign Language (LFL) for Hindi to begin in the academic year 2009-2010. An LFL is hired for one year, during which time there is a decision made whether to renew for two more. Thereafter, the cycle of renewal is in three-year increments, with professional review in the second year. The appointee will teach Beginning and Intermediate Hindi classes, and Advanced or Accelerated Hindi (3 classes per semester). Applicants should have near-native fluency in Hindi; an MA or PhD with Hindi as a focus; high professional qualifications in Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; and proof of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Salary will be commensurate with the level of academic and professional qualifications and teaching experience.

Dossiers consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference should be sent to Hindi LFL Search Committee Chair, Department of south Asia Studies, 820 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall, Philadelphia PA 19104-6305. Application review begins on 15 October and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.