Job Posting: Extended Review Date, Hindi and Tamil Lectors at Yale University

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


Yale seeks two full-time Lectors in South Asian Languages beginning July 1, 2009, each for a three year term, renewable. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in the target language (Hindi or Tamil) in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the target language (as determined on the basis of the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). The Lector will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale, specifically, in developing overseas language and other study opportunities. He/She will also engage in developing the broad curriculum and the pedagogic materials for the target language.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in the target language (Hindi or Tamil); 2) strong English communication skills; 3) experience in teaching the target language as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. South Asian languages, literature, linguistics); 5) demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in-class language instruction. Further desirable characteristics include some expertise in second-language teaching/acquisition, knowledge of overseas language and related study sites, experience with technologically-aided language learning methods and their development, interest in the broader field of South Asian Studies and/or other relevant disciplines. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2008, and continue until both positions are filled. Please send your application letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, South Asian Studies Council, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT  06520, U.S.A. Please clearly indicate on the envelope whether the application is for the Hindi or the Tamil position.  Submissions by email to will be accepted only 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.