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NFLC Language Opportunities


The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland is a research institute dedicated to promoting communication within the United States in languages other than English. We are currently working on a project that provides adult language learners with interactive online tools to reinforce their foreign language skills. We focus on less commonly taught languages. We are currently looking for several individuals to help us launch projects in the following languages:

* African French, including Sub-Saharan African French

* Chinese Min

* Chinese Wu

* Dari

* Iraqi Arabic

* North Korean

* Pashto (Afghani and Pakistani)

* Persian Farsi

* Sorani

* Urdu

* Western Punjabi (Shahmukhi script)

Specifically, we need educated native speakers of these languages (or individuals with equivalent proficiency levels) to create online activities in their native languages using software we provide. In addition, we are looking for speakers to find authentic reading and audio passages, to record audio files, and to perform various editing tasks in these languages. The work is part-time, and most of the work can be done from your home computer. All candidates must have permission to work in the United States. If you are interested in working with us, or if you know a qualified candidate who would be interested in working with us, please contact the NFLC via email at and send your current resume or CV with your language in the subject line. Thank you!

Applications are invited for TWO positions for Hindi-Urdu lecturers for Summer Hindi-Urdu Language Program [June 1, 2010-July 22nd 2010] 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 University of Texas at Austin

Hindi Language Lecturer

Department of Asian Studies


The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates for a Language Lecturer position in Hindi to begin September 1, 2010. The normal teaching assignment is 3-4 sections of first or second year Hindi. Positions are renewable annually contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Experience teaching Hindi, familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching and testing methods, native or near-native command of Hindi, and familiarity with the use of technology in language teaching are required. An advanced degree in Hindi language, linguistics, literature, or a related field is preferred. Since this is a security sensitive position, a background check is conducted for the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not descriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Please reply to: Hindi Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station G9300, Austin, Texas 78712, with a letter of interest, a current CV, and three letters of reference.


Language Lecturer in Hindi

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Faculty of Arts and Science


The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a Language Lecturer position in Hindi, to begin September 1, 2010, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Experience of teaching Hindi as a foreign language at the university level, familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching and testing methods, native or near native command of Hindi, ability to teach all levels, and familiarity with the use of technology in language teaching are required. A Ph.D. in Hindi language, linguistics, literature or a related field are preferred. Please submit a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, student evaluations (if available), and at least three letters of recommendation by February 25, 2010, to: Hindi Search Committee, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University, 50 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Tibetan.


Appointment will be for one year, renewable for one or more multiple-year terms upon satisfactory review. The appointment is expected to start 1 July 2010. Position and renewal are contingent upon budgetary approval.

The Lecturer will teach a minimum of six courses per year, distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Courses will include both Modern Standard and Classical Tibetan and will be regular language courses within the three levels of 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd/4th year Tibetan. Language lecturers are also expected to work one-on-one with advanced students as the need arises as well as offer occasional Reading Courses to individual students. The Lecturer will take part in workshops, departmental meetings, colloquia, and informal events directed toward graduate training and development.

M.A. or PhD preferred in a relevant Humanities discipline.

Application materials must include cover letter, CV, and two letters of support submitted as follows:

1) Cover letter and CV must be uploaded to the Academic Careers Opportunities Website at (;

2) Letters of support must be emailed to: with subject heading “Tibetan Search” and

3) Signed, hard copy letters of support should also be mailed to:

Tibetan Search, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637-1543, U.S.A.

Review of applications will begin 1 January 2010 and close 1 March 2010. No application will be considered until all electronically uploaded materials, emailed materials, and paper materials are received.

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

Job title: Language Coordinator

Department: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Duke University and the NC Consortium of South Asian Studies.

Reports to: The Associate Director of the Consortium.



Job Description: The position is responsible for: 1) Promote South Asian Language and related Courses across the three universities 2) coordinate language promotion and outreach activities in K-18 classrooms and community, 3) Coordinate and manage the consortium’s Foreign Language Area Study (FLAS) Scholarship process and report writing, 4) actively participate in the development of the consortium.

NCCSAS Mission/Description:

The mission of NCCSAS is to

* Create a supportive, intellectually stimulating, and interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty, and community members interested in the study of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, and Maldives).

* Bring together members of our local and worldwide community (K-16 schools, universities, scholars, artists, activists, civic organizations, etc.) in order to promote new ideas, research, and cultural awareness about South Asia

* Prepare better educated citizens and future leaders who may work in fields related to South in academics, business, arts, government, and other careers.

We fulfill this mission through:

* Educational Activities (guest speakers; course development; visiting artists; outreach to local schools, businesses and media; service-learning opportunities; certificate programs; etc.).

* Research Support (travel grants; conference awards; publications; conferences).

* Creating Social Networks and Building Community (collaborations with NC public schools, other universities, student organizations, and alumni; visiting professors; and through internships, and social events).

Specific Responsibilities:

South Asian Language Development (50% of the time)

* Develop courses & classes in South Asian languages particularly the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) including, securing rooms & times, act as the consortium liaison for course and instructor support, advertising, flyers, posters, for courses on all campuses.

* Provide support and content in developing language track within different certificate programs on South Asia across the different universities.

* Develop more comprehensive, systematic, institutional approach to infusing a model of languages across the curriculum (LAC) on all three campuses to produce the connections between pure language courses and area disciplines.

* Support language instructors in creating curriculum, syllabi, lesson plans, and learning activities, audio and video creation, online materials development, new software and technology across campuses.

* Provide report to the Executive Committee on quality of language education by visiting classes, conferences, and workshops.

* Apply new techniques for language acquisition and new strategies for improving language courses and their enrollment.

* Monitoring classes in session on three campuses and making appropriate constructive suggestions.

* Coordinate with the language faculty across the campuses and act as a liaison for all South Asian Language students, as well as potential students of other South Asian languages.

* Act as a community liaison for language-related ventures, grants, projects, including Study Abroad programs, ROTCs, and public schools.

Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) (25% of the time)

* Responsible for all applications to Fulbright and IIE for three Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs in the following languages: Hindi/Urdu, Bengali, and Persian) at NCSU.

* Liaison with sponsoring institutions and departments at NCSU regarding funding, tuition, etc and actively promote more FLTA opportunities on other campuses.

* Oversees the Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) including orientation, administrative needs with IIE and NCSU, training, weekly meetings, and South Asia Project management, and serve as their campus advisor for all their courses and studies.

Foreign Language Scholarship and Programming (25% of the time)

* Coordinate the FLAS Committee, organize the competition including its announcement in coordination with the other area studies centers, oversees the selection process and award notifications.

* Complete the FLAS online data entry, budget management, interim and final reports (four annually) to Dept of Education.

* Collaborate on all center programs, workshops, public events and special events including: collaborating with a faculty member on planning conferences and speakers, invite participants, and serve as the Center’s liaison with the Duke International Office and Accounting Services if necessary.

* Provide support for maintaining the Center and Consortium newsletter, web site, and consortium calendar for events, including writing text for sites and ensuring that all site text and calendar is accurate and up to date.

* Provide support in securing grants and other funding opportunities including grant writing, communicating with funding agencies and collect data from the consortium institutions as necessary for these reports.

* Promote South Asian language in K-12 classrooms, coordinate new language related programs in the larger community, serve as a language resource for university and public schools.

* Others as specified.

Experience and Training required:

* Bachelor degree in any academic discipline with specialization in South Asia language and culture (Master Degree preferred) with 1 year experience in program administration.

* The candidate must possess a strong understanding of South Asian language, the need for the development of these languages in US universities and K-16 class rooms, and a passion for the teaching languages.

Skills and Abilities required:

* Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Understand the diversity in South Asian language and promote less commonly taught language that are of critical importance to US government and foreign policy needs.

* Able to prioritize work and juggle a range of activities under multiple deadlines and sources of leadership.

* Excellent written and communication skills in English.

* Computer skills: proficiency in spreadsheets and word processing .

* Willing to work some flexible hours (occasional evening and weekend) and some out of state travel.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to

Dr. Baishakhi Taylor, Center for South Asian Studies, 2204 Erwin Rd, Box 90416, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, or by email to



The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at the School of Arts and Sciences on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position at the level of assistant or associate professor in the field of classical/modern South Asian literatures beginning Fall 2010.

Native or near-native proficiency in one South Asian language is required. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications on classical and/or modern South Asian literatures. The position will involve designing and teaching courses on South Asian literatures in English and/or in translation, as well as coordinating, once in about every four years, a team-taught course on the literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Experience in teaching a South Asian language would be an added advantage.

The completed application, including a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample, should be mailed to:

Dr. Ousseina Alidou

Chair, South Asian Literature Search Committee

Rutgers University

Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures

54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Lucy Stone Hall B 309

Piscataway NJ 08854

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2009. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.




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. 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. Demonstrated success in grant-writing is an added advantage. Working in conjunction with the Language Institute, scheduling office and other relevant units, the Language Coordinator 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 Language Coordinator will be expected to teach 3 courses per year in his/her primary language(s) of expertise. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and updated CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Alamin Mazrui. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Alamin Mazrui, Chair

Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures,

Rutgers University

Lucy Stone Hall B-309

54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8045

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University announces openings in Hindi-Urdu language to be filled at the Lecturer or Associate in Discipline rank, beginning July 2010.


We are seeking professional language teachers with a serious commitment teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a full time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.

Applicants should preferably have a Ph.D. in Hindi-Urdu, but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

We are seeking professional language teachers with a serious commitment to developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. A background in Hindi-Urdu literature is an asset. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associate with the language program.

Successful candidates for all ranks (Lecturer, Associate) must have native or near native fluency in Hindi-Urdu and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach. Our preferred applicants will be expert in reading and writing both Devanagari and Urdu scripts. Applicants who know only one script should submit their plans for rapidly learning the other script and for appropriately enhancing their vocabulary so that they will be able to deal effectively with a range of Hindi-Urdu styles in the classroom. Lecturers in Discipline (language) must have at least 2 years teaching experience.

An application letter including a brief description of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations and other supporting materials about teaching should be sent to our online secure site:

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2009.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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