Position Title: Associate Director, South Asia Language Resource Center, University of Chicago
General Summary: Reporting to the Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), the Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the body. The SALRC is a collaborative effort funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education and Graduate Programs Service. The Language Resource Center at the University of Chicago is one of fifteen nationwide that exist to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. SALRC primarily focuses on the needs concerning South Asian language pedagogy in American universities.
The Associate Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, grants development and administration, management of the Center’s activities – such as the annual Grants competitions, Language Pedagogy Workshops, annual pedagody journal South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology – along with coordination with national resource organizations and other relevant institutions. The Associate Director will also be engaged in management of the budget, and supervision of the Program and Grants Coordinator.
A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described at the end of the ‘Qualifications’ section below are required.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or higher preferred; a strong academic background especially in teaching preferred; a minimum of three years of experience in a position of comparable responsibility and initiative preferred; experience with websites and databases preferred; supervisory experience preferred; experience with fundraising preferred; grants management experience preferred; strong self-motivated work-ethic, attention to detail, and excellent organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills required; ability to maintain confidentiality required; ability to manage finances required; ability to work occasional weekends or evenings required; ability to travel if needed required; the ability to implement major initiatives such as conferences, grant proposals, and outreach events required; demonstrated interest in the South Asia region preferred; knowledge of or teaching experience in a South Asian language preferred.
A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described here are required to be considered for this position. For the writing sample, please describe your role and responsibilities in a similar position to that of the Associate Director’s. Also describe a project you undertook in this role. What was the project, what role did you play and what types of things did you do in this project?
Interested applicants must apply via the University’s on-line application system which can be found at the following: http://jobs.uchicago.edu/ and search for requisition number 082752
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.