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University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Second Language Studies
Assistant Professor

The Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, seeks to fill a vacancy at the assistant professor level. The Department offers a Master of Arts in Second Language Studies, a PhD program in Second Language Acquisition and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies. A BA with an ESL specialization is available through the University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Faculty have interests in a wide range of domains in second and foreign language research. For more information, visit our website:

Tenure track, full time 9-month, pending position availability and funding, to begin August 1, 2009.

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. Lourdes Ortega

To apply: Applicants should submit letter of application in which you address how you meet the qualifications for the position, a research statement, your curriculum vitae, a list of courses taught, and sample publications. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by three recommenders. Hard copies of all application materials should be sent by October 15, 2008 to:

Dr. Lourdes Ortega
Search Committee Chair
Department of Second Language Studies
570 Moore Hall
1890 East-West Roa
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Closing date: October 15, 2008.

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

We are in the immediate need of 2 instructors for teaching the Pashto language.
One position is in Linthicum, Maryland and the other in Augusta, Georgia.
An offer will include a relocation stipend.

We are looking for instructors who:
Are native speakers
Have a minimum of 2 years experience in teaching a language to adults.
Are US citizens

BA degree in the Pashto language or literature, or linguistics or in second language acquisition desired. Advanced degrees also desired.

For a person with applicable experience and/or education, equivalencies in these credentials can be accepted.

Positions are available immediately.

If interested, please send your resume ASAP to

Thank you,
Academia Language School

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track position of Language Coordinator in the newly-established Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures. This is a renewable, three-year contractual position with full benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition or a related field, with a concentration on Less Commonly Taught Languages of Africa/Middle East/South Asia, and should have a minimum of three years experience in Second/Foreign Language Coordination in an American academy. Candidates are expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies and must be conversant with the latest methods in Second/Foreign language assessment and should have demonstrated success in grant-writing. Working in conjunction with the Language Institute, scheduling office and other relevant units, the Director of Language Instruction and Coordination will be responsible for the general management of language instruction in the department –including training, supervision and evaluation of language instructors; scheduling of classes and placement tests; and campus-wide promotion of the study of these languages. In addition, the Director of Language Instruction and Coordination will be expected to teach 3 courses per year in his/her primary language(s) of expertise. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of active participation in one or more professional organizations focused on Less Commonly Taught Languages, eg., the National Association of the Teaching of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLTCOL), African Language Teachers Association (ALTA), or the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) or the Association of Teachers of South Asian Languages (ATSAL). Applicants should submit a letter of interest and updated CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ousseina Alidou. Review of applications will begin on October 20 and continue until the position is filled. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please mail your application to:
Professor Ousseina Alidou
Chair, Language Coordinator Search Committee
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, B301
Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Language Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is developing a three-year pool of potential instructors who could be called upon, as needed, to teach occasional courses in Hindi during the months of September through June. [For 2008-09 we have need for a lecturer at 75-80% time in Hindi or Hindi/Urdu. Duties will consist of teaching elementary and intermediate level Hindi or Hindi/Urdu language courses spread over the academic year.] If the candidate selected to the pool in the Language Program has additional areas of expertise, another campus unit may approach the candidate to teach in that area of expertise. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

Rank: Lecturer

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience: between $42,074-$47,603 (salary will be proportionate to percentage of appointment)

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in Hindi or South Asian Studies; near-native proficiency; one year full-time or near full-time university-level teaching experience. If candidate was employed as teaching assistant, documentation of independent teaching needs to accompany the application. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching Hindi both as a Second Language and as a Heritage Language. Experience with communicative-based pedagogy, oral proficiency evaluation, and instructional technology (Computer Assisted Language Learning) is desirable.

Position Available: July 2008 through June 2011, contingent upon need and availability of funding. For academic year 2008-2009, 75-80% position available. (This pool includes the possibility of teaching during the Summer Session.)

To Apply: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current (2005 to present) confidential letters of recommendation*, sample syllabi, and student evaluations should be included in the application packet.

Send materials to:

Hindi Search
Language Program
1156 High Street
239 Cowell College
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(*All letters will be treated as confidential. Please direct your letter writers to UCSC’s Confidentiality Statement at

Closing Date: Applications must be postmarked by May 28, 2008.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Job Announcement for Hindi Language Lecturer

The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a one-year Lecturer in Hindi language for the academic year 2008-2009. The appointee will be expected to teach beginning and intermediate Hindi language classes (3 classes per semester). Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Hindi, an M.A. or PhD in a related field, and proof of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Salary will be commensurate with level of academic qualification as well as teaching experience.

Dossiers consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference should be sent to Hindi Search Committee Chair, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Candidates must also complete a short on-line profile at Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Announcement for Punjabi Language Lecturer

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, invites applications for the position of a Punjabi language lecturer for the academic year 08/09 (from August 08 through to May 09). The appointee will teach an advanced course (4 units) with a focus on Literary Punjabi to students who will have had at least one year of intensive Punjabi instruction at a UC campus or a comparable institution. The salary will commensurate with degree and teaching experience.

The applicant must have a minimum of a M.A. degree from an accredited university in any discipline, learned Punjabi formally through high school, and be able to demonstrate native command of Punjabi and English.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
Ability to read, write and speak Punjabi with native fluency
Past teaching experience in Punjabi
Willingness to work independently, teach classes during normal working hours, and maintain office hours

This position is ideal for someone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area or is willing to travel from surrounding areas.

Applications should include: 1) a 2-3 page statement in Punjabi of vision and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three references. Please arrange to have these letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. Candidates should direct their recommenders to the University’s statement on confidentiality, found at

Review of application materials will begin June 1, 2008. Search will remain open until the position is filled.

For information about our program, please visit our web site at: . For information about the Center for South Asia Studies, please see

All documents should be sent to: Prof. Raka Ray, Chair, Center for South

Asia Studies, 10 Stephens Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Center for South Asia Studies
10 Stephens Hall, #2310
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2310

(510) 642-3608 (Phone)
(510) 643-5793 (Fax)

WatchBoard Collection Analyst Position Description

Regions and Language(s) Hiring Right Now

Russia & Central Asia: Russian and/or Ukrainian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Europe: Scandinavian languages, Romanian, Polish
Africa: French, Arabic, Swahili, Afrikaans, Amharic, Wolof, Somali, Portuguese (any other languages spoken in African countries)
Contact: OR
South East Asia: Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, French
South Asia: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
Middle East: Farsi, Hebrew

Time to Start: ASAP / Negotiable

Term: Full-time or part-time

Purpose of Position:

The WB collection analyst is the primary link connecting a foreign media environment with the analytical team at ISIS Center’s Project Argus. Project Argus tracks epidemiological events worldwide. The analyst is responsible for continually reviewing foreign media sources and reporting any media coverage of disease outbreaks in animals or humans, or any indirect indications of disease.

Primary Qualifications – Required:

Fluency in reading/analyzing target language(s)
Strong writing skills in formal, professional English
Professional demeanor and teamwork attitude
Openness to learning new software tools and analytical skills
Desire to make a difference in global health and security

Secondary Qualifications – Helpful:

Native speaker / time spent living in country where the foreign language is spoken
Professional translation experience
Experience or education related to public health, animal health, environmental health, medicine, biomedical science, or biosecurity.
Experience or education related to public policy, regional studies, international affairs.


The collection analyst conducts targeted searches of foreign media articles, critically reviews the available information, and independently composes reports of certain events covered by the foreign media that the Argus Project deems as high-priority. [A full review of how reported events are prioritized is presented during training of hired Analysts]. The analyst will be functioning as part of a larger regional team and reporting on events occurring in his/her assigned region(s). The analyst’s work will be consistently reviewed by the Senior Analyst working with said team and the analyst may on occasion be tasked with temporary research projects, often related to their area of language or regional expertise.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State University invites applications for a two-year contractual position in Hindi/Urdu, beginning August 16, 2008. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Hindi /Urdu, an M.A. or PhD in either language, and proof of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Duties will include teaching courses in Hindi-Urdu at the beginning and intermediate levels and possible teaching of culture classes, e.g. film or literature. NCSU is a founding member of the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCSU, Duke, UNC-CH), a Title VI National Resource Center for the study of South Asia; the Center is a cooperative which integrates faculty, curricula, and programming at all levels across the campuses. Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Complete dossiers including a cover letter with a statement of teaching methods, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Dr.Ruth Gross, Dept. of FLL, Box 8106, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 27695-8106. North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, academic year-long appointment as a lecturer in Urdu, to begin September 1, 2008 with possibility of annual renewal. This position is funded by a Flagship Language Program grant and is subject to grant renewal. To be considered, candidates should have a Master’s degree or higher in Urdu Language, Literature, or Culture with experience in the Urdu and Hindi writing systems. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level and be expected to teach three courses per semester as well as participate in the coordination of curricular and extracurricular aspects of the program. Experience in coordinating multiple sections of Urdu classes is desired.

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants should include a letter of interest, 3 letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence, and CV. Please send all materials to: Darlene Bosking, Program Coordinator, Hindi Urdu Flagship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station G9300, Austin, TX 78712 or

Background check conducted on applicant selected.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College seeks a director of its Language Resource Center with the aim of re-imagining the LRC as a space that fosters innovation and collaboration in the teaching and learning of languages and culture throughout the campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in re-designing the existing lab and updating equipment with an aim to creating flexible space(s) for teaching and training.

(For a full job description see

The successful candidate must have an M.A. or Ph.D. in a language, SLA, or related fields, native or near-native fluency in a language other than English, and at least two years experience or training in instructional technology. Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills; excellence in classroom teaching; and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and professional staff colleagues is essential. Nine-month staff appointment; 2 year term, indefinitely renewable pending favorable reviews. Salary competitive.

Application, including CV and a brief statement of the role you see technology playing in the teaching of languages and culture, should be submitted online at Three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately by email to Review of applications will begin April 15, and will continue until the position is filled.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,000 students and 200 faculty. Half the faculty are women; one fourth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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