New Grants and Program Coordinator/Employment Opportunities

The SALRC blog has returned, and with it SALRC’s new Grants and Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Cronin.

Elizabeth will be assuming Antoinette’s role in the department, of whom many of you knew well. Please feel free to contact Elizabeth at any time with your questions or concerns just as you did with Antoinette.

In addition to her duties at the Center,  Elizabeth is a full-time student in the MA arts journalism program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Elizabeth’s hours are Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Elizabeth can be reached at 773-834-3399 or at


Loyola University Maryland

Language Learning Center Director

The LLC Director must be both a capable administrator and a knowledgeable technician.  The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Center and therefore must have the professional and personal skills necessary to train and to supervise the student staff as well as working with the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in order to facilitate both student and faculty use of the Language Learning Center.

In this context, the Director assists faculty in implementing courseware, streaming video, and other support technologies, and takes the initiative in investigating and implementing new technological approaches while making sure that the existing technology in the Center is in good working order. He or she administers the budget and oversees an on-going planning process which facilitates the timely maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrading of equipment so that the LLC stays abreast of changes in technology. In order to accurately assess the developing relationship between the Center and the classroom, the Director will teach three introductory or intermediate language courses per academic year.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of and experience with instructional software, modern language broadcasts, network interfacing, and emerging as well as existing technologies.  He/she will be familiar with placement exams and will have the ability to implement pedagogy-related projects. The Director should possess at minimum as M.S. or M.A. in Instructional Technology and/or in a modern language taught in the department.

Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States.

Located in a beautiful residential section of Baltimore with Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia, Loyola enrolls over 3,500 students in its undergraduate programs and 3,000 students in its graduate programs.

The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups.

Additional information is available at and

Review of Applications will begin mid-October 2011. Interviews will be held at the 2011 MLA Convention.

Applicants must submit the following materials online ( letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Natalie Rock, Administrative Assistant, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210-2699.

Job posting in Sanskrit at Columbia

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at  Columbia University announces an opening in Sanskrit language to be  filled at the Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank, beginning July 2011.   This is a full time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on  successful review. Salary and rank will be commensurate with  experience. Responsibilities will include teaching two or three  courses per semester at all levels of the language and in all genres

A Ph.D. in Sanskrit is preferred but those with a Master’s degree and  considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to  apply.  The rank of senior lecturer in discipline (language) requires  a high level of achievement, very substantial experience, and  superlative record of teaching as a lecturer.

All applications must be made through Columbia’s online RAPS  application system.  Please upload in RAPS: an application cover  letter, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and methodology,  curriculum vitae, a list of references, teaching evaluations and other teaching materials to support the  application.   You may enable the RAPS system to collect the required  3 letters of recommendation. Those letters may be uploaded directly by  the reference providers. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded  in the online system.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2010.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Brown University

Internationalization is an important and growing focus at Brown University. Language learning will continue to play an increasingly important role as the Brown curriculum becomes a model for global undergraduate education, expands the depth and breadth of international experiences for students and brings more international scholars and programs to Providence. We encourage those with background and experience in teaching and learning languages to apply for following positions within the academic technology unit that works in support of faculty innovations through technology.

– Instructional Designer, Programs Coordinator – Job #B001151

– Instructional Technologist/Senior Instructional Technology – Job


– Systems Administrator -Job #B01150

– Multimedia Coordinator – Job #B01206

– Media Production and Applications Specialist  – Job #B01202

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Interested candidates should apply to the following link and please note the specific job number stated above.

Catherine Zabriskie,

Director, Academic Technology, CIS

Brown University

401-863-7235 office

401-440-8166 mobile

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for a three-year renewable lecturer
position in Hindi-Urdu language and culture beginning July 1, 2011. 

We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to
language. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Hindi-Urdu and English is required. 

College-level experience teaching Hindi-Urdu to nonnative speakers is preferred. At least an MA is

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester (language and content courses), including
introductory through advanced levels of Hindi-Urdu. Ability to teach both the Nagari and Nastaliq
writing systems, and high proficiency in both, is required. 

Experience using new technologies for Hindi-Urdu language teaching is preferred. Submit a letter
detailing teaching philosophy, CV, available sample syllabi, and course evaluations online at Paper or email applications will not be accepted. 

In addition, send a teaching DVD/video and have three original, signed letters of reference sent
to: Hindi-Urdu Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, CB 3267, 113 New West, University
of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599. 

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, contact  

UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.