Job Posting: Bengali Lecturer at University of Virginia

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Bengali language and culture, to begin 25 August 2009.


We seek a skilled language instructor to establish a new language program.   Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Bengali and an MA or higher academic degree.   Ability to teach courses on South Asian literature or culture, and prior experience teaching Bengali at the university level are preferred.   The teaching load is three courses per semester.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (; Posting Number 0603694. Please attach a cover letter of application and curriculum vitae.

Further, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to:
Mehr Farooqi, Chair
Bengali Lecturer Search Committee, MESALC
P.O. Box 400781
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Mehr Farooqi

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.