Job Posting: Senior Research Associate and Director, South Asia Language Resource Center

Senior Research Associate and Director

The Executive Committee of the South Asia Language Resource Center is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate/Director. The Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of SALRC, one of fifteen Language Resource Centers nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Along with its sister centers, this Center exists to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. The Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, fund raising, grants administration, office management, and staff supervision. The position involves the exercise of independent judgment and requires a mature, experienced academic administrator to competently manage the multiple responsibilities associated with the position. Candidates should hold a Master’s or higher degree and be familiar with a modern South Asian language. Preference will be given to candidates with a thorough academic knowledge of South Asian studies and with a Ph.D. degree. Candidates should possess proven organizational abilities and experience in similar large-scale, complex programs as well as excellent intellectual, administrative, and human relations skills. Effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy are essential. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and implement major initiatives such as program planning and preparation of grant proposals. The ability to lead in a manner conducive to positive morale in a large, collaborative program is also important. Proficiency in South Asian linguistics or language pedagogy and grant writing experience is highly desirable. The position is either a half-time or full-time appointment contingent upon renewed external funding for SALRC.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to the University’s academic website: Paper copies must also be sent to:

SALRC Search

The Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations

The University of Chicago

1130 East 59th Street

Foster Hall, Room 212

Chicago, IL USA 60637-1539


For full consideration all electronic uploads and paper copies must be received by August 1, 2010.