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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: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. 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

E-mail: salrc@uchicago.edu

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 www.dujobs.org . 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.

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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: ylc@uoregon.edu.

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.

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*POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT*

The Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures (http://cslc.nd.edu) seeks an *Assistant Director **for Language Technology&  Programming* to help support foreign language study, intercultural development and internationalization at Notre Dame (www.nd.edu).  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.

*POSITION DESCRIPTION*

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.*

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

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: http://hr.nd.edu/benefits.

*APPLICATION PROCESS*

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 Askildson.2@nd.edu.  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.

*ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES&  CULTURES
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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 http://cslc.nd.edu/

*ABOUT NOTRE DAME*

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

*ABOUT THE REGION*

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 http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd/community-connections.

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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: http://askildson.org
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NFLC Language Opportunities

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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 recruitment@nflc.org 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.

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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: lgusain1@jhu.edu; Web: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/academics/non-degree/summer/language-institute.htm

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Texas at Austin

Hindi Language Lecturer

Department of Asian Studies

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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.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Language Lecturer in Hindi

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Faculty of Arts and Science

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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.

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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 (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu);

2) Letters of support must be emailed to: salcsearches@lists.uchicago.edu 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.

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APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.nccsas.org/careers.htm

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 inquiries@nccsas.org.

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