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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.


N           National Foreign Language Resource Center

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,

Senior Research Associate and Director

The Executive Committee of the South Asia Language Resource Center is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate/Director. The Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of SALRC, one of fifteen Language Resource Centers nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Along with its sister centers, this Center exists to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. The Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, fund raising, grants administration, office management, and staff supervision. The position involves the exercise of independent judgment and requires a mature, experienced academic administrator to competently manage the multiple responsibilities associated with the position. Candidates should hold a Master’s or higher degree and be familiar with a modern South Asian language. Preference will be given to candidates with a thorough academic knowledge of South Asian studies and with a Ph.D. degree. Candidates should possess proven organizational abilities and experience in similar large-scale, complex programs as well as excellent intellectual, administrative, and human relations skills. Effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy are essential. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and implement major initiatives such as program planning and preparation of grant proposals. The ability to lead in a manner conducive to positive morale in a large, collaborative program is also important. Proficiency in South Asian linguistics or language pedagogy and grant writing experience is highly desirable. The position is either a half-time or full-time appointment contingent upon renewed external funding for SALRC.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to the University’s academic website: Paper copies must also be sent to:

SALRC Search

The Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations

The University of Chicago

1130 East 59th Street

Foster Hall, Room 212

Chicago, IL USA 60637-1539


For full consideration all electronic uploads and paper copies must be received by August 1, 2010.

The University of Denver seeks applications for the position of Foreign Language Technology Specialist. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the selection, acquisition, and implementation of instructional technology for the new Language Center, a University-wide resource for language teaching and learning. Reporting to the Language Center Director, he or she will work with the Director to support language education and to build bridges among disciplines across the University. Specific areas of responsibility will include providing technical support for the use of innovative

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) technologies in the face-to-face classroom, as well as in hybrid and online language courses; supporting faculty training in the technologies of language teaching and testing; and, serving as the primary web site manager for the Center. This person will collaborate with University Technology Services in selecting computer infrastructure and with the Center for Teaching& Learning in integrating language instruction applications with teaching and learning applications in broad use across the University. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the Language Center Director and academic faculty on academic projects such as workshops, grant writing, and assessment of the effective use of academic technologies for language teaching and testing.

Minimum Qualifications:

i M.A. or M.S. degree in Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition, CALL, Language Education, Educational Technology or a related field.

i Experience with technology solutions for language learning, especially CALL applications.

i Experience with web site management.

i Second language study at the post-secondary level.

i Strong interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.

i Experience working in an academic setting.

i Expertise in emerging technologies and online tools for language teaching.

i Successful supervisory experience.

i 3-5 years of full-time professional experience or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

i ABD or commensurate professional experience in technology and language teaching or related field.

i Prior affiliation with a language resource center or comparable entity.

i Grounding in best practices in the integration of multimedia technology into language teaching and assessment.

i Undergraduate major or minor in a second language.

i Experience teaching a foreign language at the post-secondary level.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at . The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

The World Languages Academy at the University of Oregon invites applications for Adjunct Instructors in the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi/Urdu, Modern Hebrew, Norwegian, Sahaptin, and Swedish.


The positions are term-by-term contracts, renewable up to one year. Assignments range from 1-3 classes; full-time teaching is defined as 3 classes per term. Excellent benefits begin at the .50 FTE level or higher. The salary range is $30,000 to $35,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Required qualities for the position include: MA in Language Teaching, Linguistics, Foreign Language Education or equivalent training as a language instructor; native or near-native proficiency in the language; knowledge of current second-language teaching methodologies; ability and willingness to teach introductory and intermediate courses.

Desired qualities for the position include: experience in developing language materials, curricula, and assessments; ability to contribute to a team of less commonly taught language (LCTL) instructors. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Successful applicants must be able to obtain U.S. work authorization.

Review of applications is ongoing, based on program needs. Position will remain open until filled. Please send (as email attachments if possible): 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of reference to: Jeff Magoto, Director, Yamada Language Center, 1236 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 USA. Email queries welcome at:

The University of Oregon is committed to a campus environment that is enriched and informed by the personal, cultural and intellectual differences of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. The UO is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

The University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of *Assistant Director* *of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures* to begin August 1, 2010.



The Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures ( seeks an *Assistant Director **for Language Technology&  Programming* to help support foreign language study, intercultural development and internationalization at Notre Dame (  This is a new position that has significant potential for professional development and growth.  In addition to appropriate qualifications and experience (as detailed below), the candidate should exhibit evidence of creative innovation to problem solving alongside an entrepreneurial approach to project development and management.  To this effect, the ideal candidate should be a collegial, self-starter with an ability to work both autonomously and in close cooperation with a large array of institutional partners.


The Assistant Director for Language Technology&  Programming is a full-time staff position that coordinates all Center for the Study of Languages& Cultures (CSLC) programming, resources and services a well as manages all CSLC technology and instructional technology initiatives. This position reports directly to the CSLC Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*1)       *Maintaining and fostering communication with staff, students, faculty and institutional partners

$E1         *e.g. attending/leading committee meetings, promoting CSLC programs to students and faculty,  collecting feedback from stakeholders, etc.*

*2)       *Developing&  supporting new foreign language and international programming, instructional technologies and resources

$E1         *e.g. developing new language tandem programs, administering& advancing foreign language study abroad programs, developing online  and instructional templates, etc.*

*3)       *Assessment&  management of existing programming, technologies and resources

$E1         *e.g. supervising and assessing the efficacy of CSLC foreign language peer tutoring programs, reviewing and maintenance of instructional hardware/software systems, review and management of CSLC library and cataloging systems, etc.*


A competitive candidate should hold EITHER: 1) An M.A., Ed.D or PhD in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL or a closely related field with training in computer-assisted language learning and similar educational technology applications; or 2) an M.A., Ed.D or PhD in educational technology with a relevant foreign/second language emphasis.

In addition, a strong candidate should have significant professional experience in EITHER: 1) teaching foreign/second language in a post-secondary setting; or 2) working in an educational technology capacity
with clear relevance to language technology initiatives.  Candidates who have both foreign/second language teaching experience and educational technology experience are preferred.

Individuals with alternative educational qualifications and/or professional profiles who believe that they would nonetheless make compelling candidates for this position will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position comes with full Notre Dame benefits:


To apply for this position, please send the following materials to Dr. Lance Askildson, Director of the Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures:

1)       A curriculum vitae

2)       The names and contact information for three professional references

3)       A cover letter indicating why you are interested in applying for this position and why you would make a compelling candidate

4)       ****Optional*: Evidence of excellence in foreign/second language teaching and/or educational technology.
*e.g. teaching/performance evaluations, teaching or training videos, digital portfolios, websites, blogs or educational technology projects, etc.*

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent directly to  If materials cannot be sent electronically, they should be mailed to:

Lance Askildson, PhD
Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures
329 DeBartolo Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2010.


The Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures is an innovative facility dedicated to supporting foreign language and cultural acquisition through strategic planning, interactive programming, technology-enhanced learning and study abroad immersion.

The CSLC collaborates closely with scholars and practitioners across a wide range of departments, institutes, and affiliate institutions as it also fosters discourse and coordination among these entities through targeted resources and programming, coursework and summer language study abroad programs.

CSLC facilities, programming, and faculty are informed by interdisciplinary foci as well as an overarching commitment to developing critical inquiry via multiple literacies in language and culture.  To learn more, please visit our website at


The University of Notre Dame is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, IN., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.  Notre Dame consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities according to US News&  World Report. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its educational programs and the beauty of its campus.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from those attracted to working at a Catholic university, members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


South Bend, IN was recently named the best city in the nation for home price and value.  Cost of living estimates for the South Bend / Michiana region are among the most affordable in the country and Chicago is an easy 90 minutes by car or train.  See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment while working at one of the best post-secondary institutions in the country. Learn more at

Lance R. Askildson, PhD
Director, Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures
Associate Professor of the Practice, Second Language Acquisition
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Secretary, International Association of Language Learning Technology
Co-Editor, Intl Association of Language Learning Technology Journal
College of Arts&  Letters, University of Notre Dame
Phone: (574) 631-5881  Web:

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