Job Posting: Sanskrit Lector at Yale University

Multi-year appointment with the South Asian Studies Council, The MacMillan Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520 USA


Yale seeks a Lector or Senior Lector in South Asian Languages for Sanskrit beginning July 1, 2009 for a three-year term, renewable, with actual rank dependent on qualifications/experience. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in Classical Sanskrit. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics pertaining to Sanskrit and Ancient India. The incumbent will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale. He/she will be responsible for developing the broader curriculum and pedagogic materials for Sanskrit and related linguistic/cultural resources. Applicants must have: 1) advanced level of expertise in Sanskrit; 2) strong English skills; 3) experience in teaching Sanskrit as a classical language and in other course contexts in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline; 5) experience in language pedagogy and familiarity with current methodology.

We are especially interested in candidates who can also connect their knowledge to the broader field of South Asian Studies and work across disciplinary divides. Salary is commensurate with experience and background

Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of
application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Sanskrit Lector Search, South Asian Studies Council, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520, U.S.A. Submissions by email to will be accepted if properly identified with full title, institution and contact information of the sender. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; applications from women and minorities are encouraged.