Job Listing 2009

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The U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in North Carolina, is looking to fill a position for an academic research analyst specializing in Bangladesh.

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Applicants must be U.S. citizens (unfortunately no exceptions) and have a minimum of a masters degree to be considered for the position. The work is challenging and exciting, and involves periodic travel to South Asia, as well as domestic travel in the United States.  See below for further information:

U.S. Army Special OperationsResearcher/Analyst (Intelligence Specialist, GG-0132-11)
on Bangladesh
, two-year temporary position with the possibility of being extended.

Location: North Carolina, United States
Institution Type: Government
Position Type: Research Professional
Announcement Closes: 30 April 2009 (applications must be submitted prior to this date)

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Main Category: Bangladesh Area Studies
Secondary Categories: General Social Sciences
Sociology
Political Science/International Relations
Anthropology
South Asia Area/Ethnic Studies
South Asian History
Prerequisite: Must be a U.S. Citizen–no exceptions

The U.S. Army 4th Psychological Operations Group needs a researcher/analyst with graduate level knowledge of the political, social, cultural, economic and/or communications environment in Bangladesh. A position is now open at the GG-11 level for a specialist on Bangladesh. The beginning salary for the positions is $58,155. This is a two-year temporary position with the possibility of being extended.

A successful candidate must have strong reading and listening comprehension skills in Bangla; be able to conduct social science or intelligence-related research and analysis; and be able to write high quality studies and assessments in English, using a broad range of data and sources. The position requires travel within the U.S. and abroad. Ability to work closely with U.S. and possibly foreign military personnel is essential, but military experience is not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and keep at least a SECRET level security clearance. The position closes on 30 April 2009.

A more detailed description of the positions can be accessed through the Civilian Personnel On-line website at http://cpol.army.mil. Follow the links from “Employment” to “Search for Jobs.” At the bottom of the page titled “Vacancy Announcement Board” in the “Search- Announcement” block enter the announcement number WTST09029654R2. Applications MUST be submitted online through the CPOL website by self-nomination using the Army’s Resume Builder and RESUMIX data base. For further information on the application process contact Norman Gardner, Chief, PACOM Strategic Studies Detachment, e-mail: gardnen@soc.mil.

MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. is currently looking for an Urdu instructor to teach an 8 month course in Monterey, California.

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Our client prefers to have a local instructor but if that is not possible, then we do have the option of flying someone out there. The class would be Monday through Friday and it would start between 8 or 9am and be 6 hours of instruction.

Ever Moreno
Project Manager
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T)
Tel: (301) 424-7444 ext. 30
Fax: (301) 424-7331
EMoreno@MLSolutions.com
www.MLSolutions.com

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a full-time Associate Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), a pivotal position for all South Asian language activities.

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Position Description Summary:

Reporting to the Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), the Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the Center. The SALRC is a collaborative effort funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education and Graduate Programs Service. The Language Resource Center at The University of Chicago is one of fifteen centers nationwide that exist to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. SALRC primarily focuses on the needs concerning South Asian language pedagogy in American universities. The Associate Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, fundraising, grants development and administration, management of the Center’s activities with national resource organizations and other relevant institutions including internal organizations, management of the budget, and supervision of the Program and Grants Coordinator. The Associate Director is expected to function as an experienced administrator competently managing the multiple tasks associated with the position.

Full details of the position and information on how to apply are available at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/ [job requisition # 081549].

Further details on the South Asia Language Resource Center are available at http://salrc.uchicago.edu/about/.

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

Listen and Learn is currently looking for and recruiting Hindi teachers in Minneapolis, MN.

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Listen and Learn is a language training company who works with freelance trainers all over the world to provide private tuition for numerous languages, but mainly in the US and the UK.   You can find more information about our company at http://www.listenandlearn.org

One of our clients in Minneapolis, MN 55455, would like to have one-to-one general Hindi tuition. The client (1 adult -beginner level) wishes to have classes once a week- for a total of 24 hours. Lessons should start as soon as possible.  The salary is negotiable depending on your degree and qualifications. We are also happy to discuss travel costs.

If you think you may be the right teacher for this position please send me your resumé, references and copies of teaching degree(s)/certificates. Please also let me know if you know of somebody who could be interested in or available for this part-time teaching position. I would also appreciate it if you could pass this information on to any teacher in your area who is looking for teaching work.

We are always looking for great teachers, and we have recently initiated a referral programme. If you have any friends or colleagues who are qualified to and interested in working for Listen & Learn, please recommend that they get in touch with us. If your friend gives us your name when registering, and then completes a full teaching course for us, you will receive a £10 book voucher as a thank you from Listen & Learn.

Many thanks

Kind Regards

Ingrid Strasser
Human Resources Assistant
email: ingrid@listenandlearn.org
Listen & Learn
1 Closter Commons
Suite 110
Closter, NJ 07624
USA

Tel: 1-877-566-9299
Fax: 1-877-566-9293

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has recently established an unclassified open source analysis unit in the Washington, DC area.

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Summer 2009 Research Analyst Positions
Pending Availability of Funding

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has recently established an unclassified open source analysis unit in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues and is looking for undergraduate and graduate student summer research analysts who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information. Positions are also available for science and technology majors to conduct internet research.

Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Russian Studies, African Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Intelligence Studies, National Security Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Sociology, Demography, Defense Studies, Social Psychology, Public Policy, History, Political Islam, Nuclear Engineering/Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Political Geography, Library Science, Geographic Information Systems and other science and technology fields.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to conduct research in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean, French, Pashtu, Russian, Spanish or Urdu (Level 3 or above proficiency in reading required) or have significant background in science and engineering disciplines, including computer science/engineering
• Excellent research and oral and written communication skills
• Excellent analytic/critical thinking skills
• Advanced internet proficiency
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a close team environment
• Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
• Strong academic background (3.2 GPA or higher desired)
• Completion of at least sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2009
• U.S. citizenship required, however, no security clearance is needed

COMPENSATION:

If funded, this will be a paid position for a 40 hour week for a maximum of 10 weeks. The hourly rate will be commensurate with education and experience. There are no benefits other than free parking. Facility is not accessible by public transportation.
APPLICATION PROCESS:

Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to Doris.B.Johnson@ugov.gov. Attach your research, a writing sample (maximum of 5 pages), and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two academic references, one of whom must be able to verify your language skills. Application deadline is April 1, 2009.

The Program in Classics at the University of California, Davis seeks a lecturer to teach Hindi/Urdu for the 2009-10 academic year.

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University or Organization: University of California, Davis
Department: Classics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://classics.ucdavis.edu/

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Teaching Hindi / Urdu

Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)
Urdu (urd)

Description:

The Program in Classics at the University of California, Davis seeks a lecturer to teach Hindi/Urdu for the 2009-10 academic year. The lecturer will teach eight courses over three quarters, September 21, 2009 – June 12, 2010. There may be teaching assistant support. Successful candidates will also be considered to co-teach an intensive 15-unit course in Hindi/Urdu during the 2010 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 and the number of courses taught. Percent of employment is determined by number of courses taught. The review of applications will begin on 12th February. Position will remain open until filled.

Please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Hindi/Urdu instruction, a C.V., one or two sets of student course evaluations,sample tests and quizzes, and three letters of reference to the address provided below.

For more information e-mail: jlshorts@ucdavis.edu.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof David Traill
Director, Classics Program
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, US 95616
USA

Email Address for Applications: datraill@ucdavis.edu

Contact Information:
David Traill
Email: datraill@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-752-6441
Fax: 530-752-8630

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) invites applications for a renewable annual position in Hindi language instruction beginning Fall, 2009, subject to final budgetary approval.

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The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field — e.g. Hindi, (Applied) Linguistics, (Foreign/Second/Heritage) Language Education, Second Language Acquisition — although candidates with an M.A. or M.S. will be considered. Native or near-native proficiency in both spoken and written Hindi, as well as competence in communicative, learner-centered language pedagogy and creative use of instructional technology, are required. Knowledge of Urdu and of both the Devanagari and Perso-Arabic alphabets would be an additional asset. The successful candidate will teach six courses per academic year at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

A letter of application, updated CV, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted to:

Professor Alamin Mazrui
Chair, Hindi Search Committee
Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall B 307
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8070.

Review of applications will commence March 16, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Project Excel Language Technology Center, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announces a opening for Director of the Excel Language Technology Center. Masters required, Ph.D. preferred, in a language-related field from an accredited college or university. Two to three years experience teaching foreign language at the university level and experience working in a professional capacity in a college/university language resource center are required. Experience and expertise in computer-aided instruction, multimedia, and other technologies for language learning is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Jerry L. Phillips, Ph.D., Director, Science Learning Center, UCCS, SB1, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages a diversity of applicants. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by letter. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. For full job description and application requirements, visit our Web site at the following website: http://www.uccs.edu/~hr/web/employment_opportunity/professional.html The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Announcing a newly created Assistant Director position with the NC Center for South Asia Studies.

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Position: Assistant Director for Programs, North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies

The North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, a consortium-based Title VI National Resource Center currently housed at Duke University’s Franklin Center and including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University, is seeking a full time Assistant Director for Programs. The Assistant Director for Programs will plan, implement, and coordinate a diverse range of programs, events, activities and special initiatives across the consortium campuses in consultation with the Director, Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach, and the Executive Board. Responsibilities include administering policies and procedures within the Center, handling and overseeing the day-to-day affairs of Center administration, and overseeing and coordinating Center grants and public relations activities (including the newsletter and website) in consultation with the Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach and the Director. The Assistant Director for Programs will support the Director and the Executive Committee
in all matters relating to the work of NCCSAS, including any special initiatives that may be launched. He/she will also work with the Campus Representatives of the participating universities on curriculum development and coordination.

Interested candidates should apply on-line at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html noting requisition number 400269583.

Note: If you applied for this position earlier but did not go through the Duke online HR system, please reapply using the link above.

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University seeks two native-speaking Pushtu Language Instructors with teaching experience at advanced levels, for two half time positions.

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The course in question will run for 6 weeks during the summer of 2009. There will likely also be work for several weeks leading up to course as well for curriculum an material development. This posting is to seek and gather interest from qualified parties.

Please send resume and two letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Atefeh Oliai
Language Acquisition Resource Center
5500 Campanile Dr.
EBA 419
San Diego, CA 92182-8305

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate(s) education and experience. These positions will be temporary appointments and will not carry a benefits package.

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