Job Posting: Lecturer in Tibetan, University of Chicago

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Tibetan.


Appointment will be for one year, renewable for one or more multiple-year terms upon satisfactory review. The appointment is expected to start 1 July 2010. Position and renewal are contingent upon budgetary approval.

The Lecturer will teach a minimum of six courses per year, distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Courses will include both Modern Standard and Classical Tibetan and will be regular language courses within the three levels of 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd/4th year Tibetan. Language lecturers are also expected to work one-on-one with advanced students as the need arises as well as offer occasional Reading Courses to individual students. The Lecturer will take part in workshops, departmental meetings, colloquia, and informal events directed toward graduate training and development.

M.A. or PhD preferred in a relevant Humanities discipline.

Application materials must include cover letter, CV, and two letters of support submitted as follows:

1) Cover letter and CV must be uploaded to the Academic Careers Opportunities Website at (;

2) Letters of support must be emailed to: with subject heading “Tibetan Search” and

3) Signed, hard copy letters of support should also be mailed to:

Tibetan Search, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637-1543, U.S.A.

Review of applications will begin 1 January 2010 and close 1 March 2010. No application will be considered until all electronically uploaded materials, emailed materials, and paper materials are received.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer