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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.

Zabaan is currently encouraging qualifying applicants to apply for the following job opening:

Job Title: Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer

Opened: September 15, 2009

Deadline: Until filled


S.A. Zabaan Pvt. Ltd. is a Hindi and Urdu language institute based in New Delhi, India. Zabaan offers high quality Hindi and Urdu courses for the public through group classesand private one-on-one lessons. Zabaan recently began accepting registration for online classes which will start in October. For current class offerings, please visit

Job Summary: As Zabaan seeks to establish strong connections within the international community in New Delhi while at the same time ensuring that its learning materials and language teaching techniques are the best available, Zabaan is thrilled to invite qualifying applicants to apply for a one-year (potentially renewable) Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer position starting October 2009. Join the Zabaan team and add to our success over the past seven years by acting as a cultural liaison between Zabaan and the American and European business, diplomatic, academic, tourist, and expatriate communities throughout the Delhi region by researching and attending events and making presentations about the process, importance, and benefits of learning local languages when living abroad. As Curriculum Developer, the successful applicant will take a leading role in expanding our curriculum and learning materials for our Basic and Intermediate Hindi courses and help to adapt the newly created materials for use within our Basic and Intermediate Urdu courses.

Required Qualifications:

* At least a B.A. from an accredited college or university in a field relevant to South Asia.

* A native speaker of English with the ability to write and speak articulately and persuasively.

* A high level of comfort in writing, designing, and giving Power Point Presentations and fielding questions.

* A high level of proficiency in the Hindi language and an ability to at least read and write the Urdu language.

* Knowledge and understanding of second-language acquisition theory and practice.

* Curriculum and material creation experience within at least one second/foreign language program (or the equivalent).

* At least one year of experience living in India.

* A high level of proficiency with Apple and PC computers (familiarity with the applications Microsoft Word, Power Point, Apple Mail, Pages, and Numbers is essential).

Preferred Qualifications:

* A TESOL, CertTESOL, or CELTA certificate (or equivalent).

* Familiarity with other foreign languages.

* At least one year of experience teaching Hindi and/or Urdu for a university, an affiliate, or privately.

* At least one year of experience studying a foreign language in a foreign country.

* Any kind of association or familiarity with Zabaan.

Salary and Benefits: The position Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer is a full-time position – the successful applicant is expected to work 40 hours per week. The monthly salary for this position is INR 40,000.00, with an opportunity for advancement upon completion of a six-month review. The successful applicant will be provided a room in a beautiful 400 sq yd flat in South Delhi for the duration of the work contract. Plenty of food is available throughout the day and is prepared by an excellent cook. The successful candidate will be assigned an iBook to use for his or her work. Health care expenses (reasonable expenses for prescription drugs and routine doctor visits) will be covered by Zabaan and all transportation costs related to Zabaan work will be reimbursed.

Instructions for Applicants: Send your resume or CV to along with two cover letters explaining why you think you are a suitable candidate for this position (one in English and the other in Hindi), and two references.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail that their application materials were successfully received.

S.A. Zabaan Private Limited is an non-discriminatory, equal opportunity employer.

Job Opening: Languages and Instructional Labs Coordinator, Center for Digital Humanities, UCLA


Reporting to the Instructional Technology Coordinator (IT Coordinator) of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), the Languages and Instructional Lab Coordinator (LILC) manages the CDH instructional computing labs and assists the IT Coordinator in planning and implementing instructional technology programs and services.  The incumbent supports the academic mission of the faculty of the Humanities Division with particular responsibility for language instruction and instructors. In support of this mission, the incumbent coordinates all aspects of the CDH labs, ensuring the provision of a vibrant learning space. The incumbent plans, develops, documents, and provides training in the use of instructional technology, with particular focus on assets located in the CDH instructional labs; assists in the leadership of a team of consultants that provides technical support to faculty who use instructional technology; and cultivates expertise in all aspects of the course management and other online software tools for language learning and instruction. The incumbent consults with faculty, staff, and students throughout the Division, analyzing instructional technology needs and making recommendations to the IT Coordinator and the  Director. The incumbent participates in teams dedicated to the support of faculty instruction and research that has a significant IT component.

For more information and to apply:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Cargill < >.

Position Title: Associate Director, South Asia Language Resource Center, University of Chicago

General Summary: Reporting to the Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), the Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the body. The SALRC is a collaborative effort funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education and Graduate Programs Service. The Language Resource Center at the University of Chicago is one of fifteen nationwide that exist to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. SALRC primarily focuses on the needs concerning South Asian language pedagogy in American universities.

The Associate Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, grants development and administration, management of the Center’s activities – such as the annual Grants competitions, Language Pedagogy Workshops, annual pedagody journal South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology – along with coordination with national resource organizations and other relevant institutions. The Associate Director will also be engaged in management of the budget, and supervision of the Program and Grants Coordinator.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described at the end of the ‘Qualifications’ section below are required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or higher preferred; a strong academic background especially in teaching preferred; a minimum of three years of experience in a position of comparable responsibility and initiative preferred; experience with websites and databases preferred; supervisory experience preferred; experience with fundraising preferred; grants management experience preferred; strong self-motivated work-ethic, attention to detail, and excellent organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills required; ability to maintain confidentiality required; ability to manage finances required; ability to work occasional weekends or evenings required; ability to travel if needed required; the ability to implement major initiatives such as conferences, grant proposals, and outreach events required; demonstrated interest in the South Asia region preferred; knowledge of or teaching experience in a South Asian language preferred.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described here are required to be considered for this position. For the writing sample, please describe your role and responsibilities in a similar position to that of the Associate Director’s. Also describe a project you undertook in this role. What was the project, what role did you play and what types of things did you do in this project?

Interested applicants must apply via the University’s on-line application system which can be found at the following: and search for requisition number 082752

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

John Hopkins SAIS is seeking to fill the position of Coordinator and Instructor, South Asian Language Program, on our Washington, DC campus.


Job duties include teaching Hindi/Urdu courses, coordinating Hindi/Urdu programs, coordinating, preparing, administering & grading Hindi/Urdu placement and proficiency examinations, supervising language Teaching Assistant, preparing & approving syllabi, & designing, developing, testing & implementing teaching material.

Must have Master’s or higher degree in Hindi/Urdu, Linguistics or Education; must have experience teaching Hindi/Urdu and developing related curriculum and teaching materials; must be fluent in Hindi/Urdu.

Qualified applicants should mail cover letter and resume to: Zilla Bristol, Sr. HR Coordinator, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Application Deadline: 28-Aug-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Zilla Bristol
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Room 303
Washington, US 20036

Email Address for Applications: zbristo1 at



General Purpose
Under the direction of the Associate Director for Language Education and research, plan, create and manage the administrative, programmatic, and pedagogical functions for the specialized language initiatives of the Center for Language Study, such as the Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program, the FIELDS program, Languages for Specific Purposes, Tutoring Program, and Faculty Development Programs such as Travel Grants. Design and implement independent and interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that supplement and enhance existing course offerings. Serve as the primary liaison with other Yale departments, residential colleges, professional organizations, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Essential Duties:

1. Recommend and develop long-range plans and operational framework for DILS, FIELDS, and discipline-specific language programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, staff, and faculty.
2. Develop procedures and implement policies governing the administration of CLS special language initiatives in collaboration with Yale College, Graduate & Professional Schools; Research and advise Associate Director of new program opportunities and initiatives; identify financial, pedagogical and administrative resources to support programmatic goals.
3. Establish pedagogical guidelines and monitor the administration for language tutoring program and travel grants.
4. Supervisor program staff.
5. Create program application and selection procedures and develop guidelines and timelines Targeted toward specific program objectives.
6. Working with technology specialists, develop and identify materials and resources for language instruction.
7. Hire, train, and supervise instructors and language partners. Establish standards and guidelines for program oversight and evaluation and oversee professional development of instructors.
8. Develop and implement new curricula; establish testing and assessment procedures; monitor student progress and create and maintain student records.
9. Create and oversee foreign language examination process and procedures for students who wish to demonstrate native language competency toward completion of the Foreign Language Requirement in consultation with Yale College Dean’s Office and the Registrar’s Office; reporting as appropriate to individual Yale departments, residential colleges and schools.
10. Collect and analyze program, testing, enrollment and other relevant data; prepare oral and written reports for relevant Yale Departments and other administrative units.
11. Attend (and, when appropriate, present at) professional conferences on specialized and interdisciplinary language programs and on the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).


1. Advanced Degree
2. Ph.D. or equivalent level degree in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Skills & Abilities:

1. Demonstrated interest in curricular innovation, especially outside traditional course structures and for non-traditional learners.
2. Experience with less commonly taught languages (LCTLs)
3. Experience with language testing
4. Experience with teacher training and program administration
5. Experience with technology-mediated language learning


Send all applications to:

The reference number for the position is: 7599BR.

The National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland is seeking an Urdu speaker to review previously selected Urdu listening content to confirm that it meets our criteria for length, ILR level and topic.


The work will start ASAP and continue for approximately 2 months. Anyone interested, please email your resume to

· Solid understanding of the ILR proficiency levels
· Experience leveling Urdu language audio
· Native or near-native speaker of Urdu
· Basic computer skills
· Permission to work in the US

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas invites applications for a one-year renewable Lecturer position in Hindi language for the academic year 2009-2010.


The appointee will be expected to teach beginning Hindi language classes. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Hindi, a University degree in a related field, and proof of excellence in teaching

Dossiers consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference should be sent to (Herman van Olphen, Hindi Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies G9300, University of Texas, WCH 4.134, 1, University Station, Austin, TX 78712.) Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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