Job Listing 2009

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The FBI is reposting the Applied Linguist position in the Language Training and Certification Unit.

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Applications are initially reviewed by Human Resources staff, who have no knowledge of the Linguistics and Language fields, so be as explicit as possible about your experience and qualifications.

Announcement Link:

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LANGUAGE LECTORS — HINDI, TAMIL
Multi-year appointments with the South Asian Studies Council, The MacMillan Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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Yale seeks two full-time Lectors in South Asian Languages beginning July 1, 2009, each for a three year term, renewable. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in the target language (Hindi or Tamil) in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the target language (as determined on the basis of the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). The Lector will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale, specifically, in developing overseas language and other study opportunities. He/She will also engage in developing the broad curriculum and the pedagogic materials for the target language.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in the target language (Hindi or Tamil); 2) strong English communication skills; 3) experience in teaching the target language as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. South Asian languages, literature, linguistics); 5) demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in-class language instruction. Further desirable characteristics include some expertise in second-language teaching/acquisition, knowledge of overseas language and related study sites, experience with technologically-aided language learning methods and their development, interest in the broader field of South Asian Studies and/or other relevant disciplines. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2008, and continue until both positions are filled. Please send your application letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, South Asian Studies Council, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT  06520, U.S.A. Please clearly indicate on the envelope whether the application is for the Hindi or the Tamil position.  Submissions by email to Barbara.Papacoda@yale.edu will be accepted only if properly identified with full title, institution, and contact information of the sender. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

The South Asia Summer Language Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, is now hiring both Lecturers and Faculty Assistants for Summer 2009.

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Positions are available in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu. Instructors are strongly encouraged to apply for positions teaching the newly offered languages of Pashto and Punjabi.

The position vacancy listings are posted on the University of Wisconsin’s Office of Human Resources Web site. Details about how to apply, eligibility, etc. are included in the listings. Additional questions may be addressed to SASLI by phone at 608-261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli.wisc.edu.

Link to the listing for the lecturer positions (PVL #60684)
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060684.html

Link to the listing for the faculty assistant positions (PVL #60686) http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060686.html

The Yale Center for Language Study seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director for Language Education and Research. Duties include: assess pedagogical needs across departments and programs; create a comprehensive model for professional development of language faculty, focusing on instructional innovation and research; oversee a team of faculty liaisons; identify new directions in language study, innovative models of instruction, and interdisciplinary programs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent level degree in second language acquisition, (applied) linguistics, or related field and three or more years experience in  program administration. ABD candidates will be considered.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008.  Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs <http://www.Yale.edu/jobs> – the STARS req ID for this position is 6073 BR. Candidates must also send three (3) professional references to: Search Committee, Yale University, Center for Language Study, P.O. Box 208349, New Haven, CT 06520-8349 (e-mail: clssearch@yale.edu).

/Yale// University// is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.**/

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
International Programs and Studies/Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Visiting Program Coordinator
12 month 100% position
SEARCH EXTENDED

Primary Function: The Visiting Program Coordinator will assume a primary role in planning and preparing an application for a new US/ED Title VI Area Studies National Resource Center (NRC) in South Asian Studies at the University of Illinois.   Some domestic travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist the Director of the South Asian Initiative in preparing the Title VI application for an NRC in South Asian Studies. This will include researching, cataloging, and developing a database of South Asian resources and faculty on campus; assisting in the preparation and writing of the Title VI and other grant applications.
• Coordinate existing and new programmatic activities focused on South Asia both on and off campus, such as visiting speakers, colloquia, conferences, and jointly planned activities with other campus units and organizations, as well as workshops for business and professional groups.
• Coordinate activities with partner institutions; and liaision with multiple campus organizations
• Develop and support programmatic activities on South Asia at the University of Illinois and may involve logistical planning for conferences, symposia, visiting speakers and workshops.
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationship: The Visiting Program Coordinator will report to the Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies (CSAMES) and the Director of the South Asian Initiative. S/he will work with other Area Center Associate Directors and Outreach Coordinators.

Qualifications:
Required Education, Experience and Abilities:
• Bachelors degree in a social science or humanities field, preferably in South Asian studies
• Familiarity with handling databases and writing reports is considered a strong asset.
• Excellent English writing and speaking skills
• Strong organizational ability
• Creative and interdisciplinary orientation
• Excellent computer skills
Desired Experience:
• Master’s degree, in a social science or humanities field, preferably in South Asian studies
• Knowledge of a South Asian language.
• Experience in grant-writing and U.S. federal grant programs

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date: ASAP after close date.

Closing Date: In order to ensure full consideration, a letter of interest, resume including email address, short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 24, 2008. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Rajeev Malik, Chair
Search #12094
University of Illinois
507 E. Green, Suite 404, MC-417
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-8085
email: ips-jobs@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.

LECTOR/SR. LECTOR IN SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES (SANSKRIT)
Multi-year appointment with the South Asian Studies Council, The MacMillan Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520 USA

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Yale seeks a Lector or Senior Lector in South Asian Languages for Sanskrit beginning July 1, 2009 for a three-year term, renewable, with actual rank dependent on qualifications/experience. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in Classical Sanskrit. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics pertaining to Sanskrit and Ancient India. The incumbent will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale. He/she will be responsible for developing the broader curriculum and pedagogic materials for Sanskrit and related linguistic/cultural resources. Applicants must have: 1) advanced level of expertise in Sanskrit; 2) strong English skills; 3) experience in teaching Sanskrit as a classical language and in other course contexts in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline; 5) experience in language pedagogy and familiarity with current methodology.

We are especially interested in candidates who can also connect their knowledge to the broader field of South Asian Studies and work across disciplinary divides. Salary is commensurate with experience and background

Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of
application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Sanskrit Lector Search, South Asian Studies Council, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520, U.S.A. Submissions by email to barbara.papacoda@yale.edu will be accepted if properly identified with full title, institution and contact information of the sender. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies
(Humanities and Social Sciences)
The South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University

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The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral positions at Yale University for AY 2009-2010. The Council expects to make up to 4 appointments with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences; have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; names and contact information of two references. Two reference letters should be sent separately. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 and health coverage.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 5, 2009 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

All information should be submitted electronically to barbara.papacoda@yale.edu or by airmail to the address below. Applications by email with PDF files and reference letters from valid institutional addresses will be accepted.

Ms. Barbara Papacoda
Administrative Associate
South Asian Studies Council
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for international and Area Studies
34 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 20826
New Haven, Ct 06520
USA

Job posting for Director of the Language Resource Center at Ohio University.

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Assistant Professor/Director of Language Resource Center. Tenure-track position in the Department of Modern Languages. Teach three courses per year, including two or more undergraduate or graduate courses in CALL. Procure funding for equipment acquisition. Guide the integration of instructional technology in the Modern Languages curriculum and plan and promote acquisitions for a state-of-the-art multimedia center for the study of foreign languages and cultures.  Active research and publication is expected for tenure. Candidates must have outstanding leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to work successfully with faculty, staff, students and community members of diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications:
3-5 years experience in a similar setting preferred.
Ph.D. in a foreign language, CALL or instructional technology, applied linguistics, or second-language instruction.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness and an active research record.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of technology used in instruction; knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of various currently-used networks.
Experience in grant writing preferred.

The Facility:
The Ohio University Language Resource Center serves the DML & Linguistics. For more information about the LRC, please see the website http://lrc-web.modlang.ohiou.edu/

Rank and salary commensurate with qualification. Salary range highly competitive.

Candidates must apply online at www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=54996

In addition, send a letter of application, vita, supporting documentation and three letters of recommendation to:

Mary Jane Kelley
Chair, Search Committee
Ohio University
Dept. of Modern Languages
Gordy 283
Athens, OH 45701

Tel. (740) 593-2765.
E-mail: kelley@ohio.edu

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Earliest start date will be July 1, 2009.

Bangla Studies Position Available at University of Chicago

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The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a junior, tenure-track position in Bangla language and Bengal Studies. Candidates working in both pre-modern and modern Bangla and Bengal studies are welcome to apply.

Teaching duties are four courses per year, distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Among the four courses taught, one must be offered in an undergraduate College Core sequence. The remaining three will include Bangla language classes at the advanced (3rd-4th year) level, as well as individually devised graduate seminars.

Applications (cover letter, c.v., representative publications) should be submitted electronically in so far as possible. Electronic applications (PDF and/or MS Word) should be emailed to: salcsearches@lists.uchicago.edu with subject heading “Bangla Search.” Paper applications and other supporting materials, and three letters of reference, should be mailed to: Bangla Search Committee, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, Foster Hall, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637-1543, U.S.A.

phone: 773-702-8373
fax: 773-834-3254.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec 1 2008. The appointment is expected to start on July 1 2009. PhD prior to start preferred.

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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LECTURER IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HINDI

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The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Foreign Language (LFL) for Hindi to begin in the academic year 2009-2010. An LFL is hired for one year, during which time there is a decision made whether to renew for two more. Thereafter, the cycle of renewal is in three-year increments, with professional review in the second year. The appointee will teach Beginning and Intermediate Hindi classes, and Advanced or Accelerated Hindi (3 classes per semester). Applicants should have near-native fluency in Hindi; an MA or PhD with Hindi as a focus; high professional qualifications in Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; and proof of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Salary will be commensurate with the level of academic and professional qualifications and teaching experience.

Dossiers consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference should be sent to Hindi LFL Search Committee Chair, Department of south Asia Studies, 820 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall, Philadelphia PA 19104-6305. Application review begins on 15 October 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.

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