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The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a one year appointment as a full time lecturer in Urdu. The appointment will begin on 7/1/2008 and may be renewed annually thereafter. The appointee will be required to teach three undergraduate courses per semester, namely Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Urdu.

Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in Urdu. An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field is desired, but not necessary. The salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

A cover letter with the names and address of three referees, a C.V., samples of any relevant teaching materials authored by the applicant, and evaluations of past teaching should be directed to: the Chair of the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 7233 Dwinelle Hall # 2540, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2540.

Applications must be postmarked by April 5, 2008. The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC)

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a Senior Research Associate to fill the role of full-time Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), a pivotal position for all South Asian language activities. Major position components include grant activities; ensuring the availability and accessibility of completed project and SALRC-created resources; providing language teacher training; and policy leadership to National Resource Centers, other South Asia centers and individuals throughout the US. PhD in a South Asian language with knowledge of other South Asian languages and Title VI center experience required. Management and financial management background, especially experience with government grants and federal regulations preferred, as well as knowledge of current language pedagogy. Prior leadership in South Asian language nitiatives and knowledge of language technological applications desirable. Please submit cover letter, CV, and samples of scholarly writing to SALRC Search, c/o South Asian Language Resource Center Search Committee, University of Chicago, 1130 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Electronic applications will not be accepted. To receive full consideration applications should be received by April 1.

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

The Program in Middle East/South Asia Studies at the University of California, Davis seeks a lecturer to teach Hindi/Urdu in a new and growing program for the 2008-09 academic year. The lecturer will teach nine courses over three quarters, September 22, 2008 June 12, 2009, and there may be additional support. Successful candidates will also be considered to co-teach an intensive 15-unit course in Hindi/Urdu during the 2008 Summer Session. Applicant must have an M.A. or a Ph.D., or be A.B.D, preferably in Hindi/Urdu or a related field. Applicant should have experience teaching Hindi/Urdu as a second language at the college level. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and experience. Percent of employment is determined by number of courses taught.

Please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Hindi/Urdu instruction, a C.V., one-two sets of student course evaluations, sample tests and quizzes, and three letters of reference to: Professor Suad Joseph, Director, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, 156 Everson Hall, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. For more information e-mail: and check our website at The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2008.

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Sinhala. The Lecturer in Sinhala will offer instruction at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of colloquial and literary Sinhala, and develop teaching materials for intermediate and advanced colloquial Sinhala. In addition, all language instructors are responsible for assistance with registration, student consultations, test administration and grading, attendance at all staff meetings, and other teaching-related duties. Initial appointment will be for one academic year, beginning August 15, 2008, with possible renewal and extension contingent upon merit and the continued availability of program funding.

Candidates must have a minimum of a BA or the equivalent in a relevant discipline, native or near-native fluency in Sinhala, and the ability to teach at all levels. Prior college level teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should possess cultural knowledge of Sri Lanka sufficient for appropriate instruction in colloquial Sinhala. Prior teaching experience in both colloquial and literary Sinhala preferred.

Send letter of application, CV, a statement describing prior experience in teaching and the development of language instruction materials, and the names and e-mail addresses of 2-3 individuals who can provide a recommendation by February 29, 2008 to:

Sinhala Search
Department of Asian Studies
350 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-2502

E-mail applications may be sent to Or see our web site at

Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan Language Resource Center seeks a talented and passionate instructional technology expert who is able to lead instructional technology projects and IT initiatives to support over 40 language programs in the College of Literature Science and Arts. The person in this position will work with IT and Academic Technology colleagues in the LRC and the College of Literature Science and Arts (LSA) to construct and foster productive and collaborative teams in multiple technology areas and initiatives across the LRC constituent departments to build comprehensive strategies for applying technology in teaching and learning in LSA’s many foreign language and culture programs. The person in this position will be responsible for the following areas:

40% Instructional Technology Project Management and Application Development
25% Information Systems and Information Technology Management and Support
25% Pedagogical Leadership and Consultation, Faculty Training in
Instructional Technology Initiatives, GSI Mentorship
10% Communication, Information Dissemination, Campus Technology
Initiatives, and Administrative Duties

Official Job Title: Instructional Learning Lead
Job ID: 14391

Please see url above for full description and application procedures and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:

Julie Evershed, Interim Director, Information Resources Associate Supervisor (
Philomena Meechan, Instructional Learning Lead (
John Stewart, Information Services Consultant (


We look forward to hearing from you!

Director – Penn Language Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences
Penn Language Center

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) is the liberal arts core of the University of Pennsylvania. SAS is at the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. Ten of its 26 departments are ranked in the top ten nationally for faculty distinction according to the National Research Council, and SAS faculty are regularly recognized with academia’s highest honors, including in recent years the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize. SAS is the academic home to over half of Penn’s students and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn’s undergraduate professional schools. The School of Arts and Sciences occupies over one million square feet of space in 39 buildings that range in age from two to 249 years.

SAS seeks a Director to coordinate the language program of the Penn Language Center (PLC). The PLC offers instruction in approximately forty less commonly taught languages, coordinating language programs and training for language teachers. The PLC also provides leadership and training in the use of new technologies in language instruction for all language teachers in the School. In partnership with faculty, the PLC is a center for externally-funded programs in language-related research projects.

Hire, train, and evaluate PLC teachers; plan curricula; consult with departments and other schools within the University; and conduct workshops for language teachers. Design programs in language pedagogy and second language acquisition using new technologies for teachers in the PLC and other languages and literatures departments. Oversee the PLC staff and budget. This is a Limited Service position which means that although this is an ongoing position the incumbent works 10 out of 12 months in a year.

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or a language related discipline. Experience as a language coordinator. Experience in the development and implementation of language teaching technology. Minimum one year of administrative or supervisory experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit resumes online at:

Alternatively you may search by reference number 071223690 at

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to: Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106 or by phone at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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