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The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year replacement position as Lecturer in Hindi, to begin 25 August 2011. The successful applicant will be asked to teach three classes in Hindi language per semester. Native or near-native fluency is required, and experience in teaching Hindi at the university level is preferred. Candidates must hold an MA or PhD degree.

Review of applications begins immediately.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to Farzaneh Milani at

The University of Virginia is an EO/AA employer.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for a lecturer position in Urdu, to begin on August 29, 2011.

For details about the position and application procedures please refer to

Application deadline is May 20, 2011.

Visiting Faculty or Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Sanskrit Literature

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Visiting Faculty or Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Sanskrit Literature for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applicants with a Ph. D. in a relevant field are encouraged to apply; ABDs nearing completion will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a year-long reading course in advanced Sanskrit, and two undergraduate courses in premodern South Asian culture. Expertise in the Sanskrit language is required, and teaching experience in premodern South Asian literature is desirable. The term of appointment will be July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

Applicants should provide a cover letter identifying teaching and research interests, a current c.v., a sample of scholarly writing, and a teaching portfolio (if applicable). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to: Chair, Sanskrit Postdoc Search Committee, Asian Studies, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, CANADA. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the department, visit

This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu & Sanskrit Languages

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one renewable 12-month lecturer position in Hindi-Urdu & Sanskrit languages, commencing July 1, 2011. The successful applicant will be asked to teach 24 credits (4 year-long courses) of Hindi and Sanskrit language courses at all levels. Depending on the applicant’s area of expertise, the 24 credit teaching load might include undergraduate lecture courses on South Asian culture, religion, literature or film.

Applicants are expected to have a spoken and written command of Hindi, as well as expertise in Sanskrit. Knowledge of Urdu is also desirable. Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field, and teaching experience in North America at college/university level; strong preference will be given for applicants with training in Applied Linguistics or Language Education.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three names of reference to: Hindi-Urdu/Sanskrit Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. For information about the Department, please visit

Applications are invited for TWO positions for Hindi-Urdu lecturers for Summer Hindi-Urdu Language Program [June 1, 2011-July 22nd 2011] at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies [SAIS] of Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.

These positions are for TWO months (June 1-July 31) only.

Experience teaching Hindi-Urdu at university level in the US., must be able to teach in Devanagari and Nastaleeq scripts, must be able to teach Hindi-Urdu at NOVICE and INTERMEDIATE levels, familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching and testing methods, native or near-native command of Hindi-Urdu, and familiarity with the use of technology in language teaching are required. An advanced degree in Hindi/Urdu language, linguistics, literature, or a related field is preferred.

Those interested in the position should send a cover letter, a CV, and a brief teaching philosophy statement to:

Lakhan Gusain
Coordinator, South Asian Languages Program
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies [SAIS]
Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW#R319
Washington, D.C. 20036-2213

Phone:202 663 5753; Fax: 202 663 5764
Email:; Web:

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


The Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, seeks to fill a vacancy at the assistant/associate professor level in the area of interfaces between language structure and meaning as related to second language learning, use, processing and instruction. The Department offers an MA and a PhD in Second Language Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. A BA with an ESL specialization is available through the University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Faculty members have interests in a wide range of domains in second language studies, including research on second/foreign language and bilingualism/multilingualism. For more information, visit our website:

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, POSITION # 84247, tenure track, full time 9-month, pending position clearance and availability of funding, to begin 1 August 2011.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: a doctorate in second language studies, applied linguistics or a closely related field by August 2011; demonstrated relevant research ability in the area, commensurate with rank, as evidenced primarily by publications in peer-reviewed journals; evidence of teaching excellence

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: expertise in experimental methods and/or computational modeling; ability to win competitive research funding; teaching experience in a second language studies or equivalent graduate program; experience linking theoretical and applied concerns; interest in the Asia-Pacific region, including Asian and Pacific languages; second or foreign language teaching experience

DUTIES: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization in the Department of Second Language Studies; conduct and publish research; participate in departmental, college, university and community service

ANNUAL 9-MONTH SALARY RANGE: commensurate with qualifications and experience

E-MAIL INQUIRIES: Dr. Richard Schmidt<>  or

Dr. Bonnie D. Schwartz<>

TO APPLY: Send cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement (including a list of courses taught), sample publications, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. a summary of teaching evaluations). In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by three recommenders. All application materials should be sent in hard copy or email attachment to:

Dr. J.D. Brown, Chair

Department of Second Language Studies

570 Moore Hall

1890 East-West Road

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii  96822, USA

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing until position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2011.

The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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F          University of Hawai’i

L         1859 East-West Road, #106

R        Honolulu HI 96822

C       voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983




Rice University –located in Houston, Texas- invites applications for a one-year renewable lecturer position in Hindi language and culture beginning July 1, 2011. We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Modern Hindi and English, college-level experience teaching Hindi to nonnative speakers, and a Masters degree or completion of Masters by June 30, 2011.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, including introductory through advanced levels of Hindi. Experience using new technologies for Hindi language teaching is highly preferred.

Submit a letter detailing teaching philosophy, CV, available sample syllabi, and course evaluations. In addition, send a teaching DVD/video and have three original, signed letters of reference sent to:

Marcie Newton
Program Coordinator
Rice University
Center for the Study of Languages, MS # 36 PO Box 1892 Houston, TX 77251-1892

The deadline for materials  is January 1, 2011. Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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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.

Job Opportunity

Grants and Program Coordinator

South Asia Language Resource Center

University of Chicago


The Grants and Program Coordinator for the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC) will be responsible for assisting with managing all grants and sponsored consultant agreements including creating budgets and tracking awards and disbursements; developing reports for the agency on Integrated Reporting for International Students (IRIS); maintaining databases including some programming as well as data entry work; maintaining the web site including writing copy; researching opportunities for grants, workshops, jobs, etc. and disseminating this information to the teaching community. The Coordinator’s position is highly independent and has a high degree of responsibility for meeting the needs of the Director and the mission of the Center.

For further information and to apply, visit:
( Please use requisition number:  085351 )

The mission of the Army Culture and Foreign Language Management Office (ACFLMO) is to manage the implementation of the Army Culture and Foreign Language Strategy (ACFLS). Up to 15 Culture and Foreign Language Advisors (CFLAs) are being sought for placement at the TRADOC (Training & Doctrine) Centers of Excellence (CoE). Their primary function will be to assist CoE leaders by working to infuse culturally oriented emphasis into CoE programming. Each CoE has unique areas of focus and, thus, the CFLA positions at each CoE will be unique insofar as reflecting the goals of each particular CoE. Ideally, social science Ph.D.s who have operational military experience will be given preference.

CFLA Locations:

Maneuver CoE (Fort Benning, GA) , Infantry & Armor Schools (2 positions); Maneuver Support CoE (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), Engineer, Military Police, & Chemical Schools (1 position); Intel CoE (Fort Huachuca, AZ), Intel School (1 position); Aviation CoE (Fort Rucker), Aviation School (1 position); Signal CoE (Fort Gordon, GA), Signal School (1 position); BCT/SSI CoE (Fort Jackson, SC), Basic Combat Training, Finance, Adjutant General Schools (1 position); Sustainment CoE (Fort Lee, VA), Army Logistics University, Quartermaster, Transportation, & Ordnance Schools (1 position); Fires CoE (Fort Sill, OK), Artillery, Air Defense Artillery Schools (2 positions); CGSC, ILE CoE (Fort Leavenworth, KS), Command & General Staff College (2 positions); AWC (Carlisle Barracks, PA), Army War College (1 position); USASMA (Fort Bliss, TX), Sergeants Major Academy (1 position)

Contact Person

Jim Schnell, Ph.D., Lead Social Scientist, Army Culture & Foreign Language Management Office, TRADOC G-2, Ft. Monroe VA 23651; Office: (757) 788-5309, DSN: 680-5309,

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