24 Hours Until SALTA 2022

We are excited to have so many of you, familiar and new, join us this year as we gather to learn and share from each other our research and practices in teaching South Asian languages!

On this website, you may find the conference schedule converted into different time zones for your convenience since many of you are joining us from all over the world: https://mysalta.org/salta-conference-2022/

This is our first year using a hybrid format for the conference with some online and others in person. We are fortunate to be able to bring you in from wherever you are, especially since this is the first summer in recent years that many of us have had the opportunity to return home to visit our families. I look forward to gathering with several of you in Madison tomorrow and am eager to see the rest of you online. All of our sessions will use the same Zoom link: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/99205918636?pwd=M2UvMnhkT1ZsSWc0QnVwL0Z6eTl3QT09  Passcode: 8675309

Please feel free to email me or any other SALTA Board member with any last minute questions or difficulties.

See you soon!

Elliott

Six Days Until SALTA 2022!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are less than one week away from our annual conference! As you know this year we will be employing a hybrid format with some of us in person and some of us online. In order to get the Zoom links in a timely manner, you will need to be registered. Most of you are, but if you are not yet registered, please be sure to do so here: https://forms.gle/Bc6mnDLVWMVQK8xN8

After registering, please be sure to check your email on the first day of the conference for the Zoom links to the presentations. For those of you attending in person, we will have some great activities planned here in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Please be sure to let me know by Monday if you will be joining us in person so that I can be sure to make the reservations for the appropriate number of people.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Elliott

Research Participants Sought

Sonia Sharma is doing a research study on the successes and challenges of learning Hindi in the US. I am recruiting adults who have previously taken one or more Hindi courses at a US university or college. The study includes a short email questionnaire and a virtual (Zoom) interview. Participants who complete the email questionnaire and virtual interview will receive an Amazon digital gift card. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested by texting emailing sonia108lotus@gmail.com Thank you.

University of Texas Hindi Instructor Position

https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/96027

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in the Hindi language, to begin September 1st, 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses (or equivalent) each of two long semesters, including accelerated Hindi for heritage learners and second-year Hindi, according to departmental needs. Located at the flagship campus of the University of Texas System, our department offers a congenial and exciting context for teaching and research in the languages and cultures of South Asia.

Qualifications

Candidates must have at minimum a Master’s degree (Ph.D. is preferred) in the Hindi language or in a closely-related field. A record of teaching excellence in a university context is strongly preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to upload via Interfolio: 1) a cover letter detailing their qualifications and teaching experience, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) at least three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is June 10, 2022

For complete details, please see the official posting at Interfolio: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/96027

Hindi-Urdu Position at UCLA

Link to Description, apply by following instructions on this site: 2022-2023 Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu (JPF07474) – UCLA Academic RECRUIT

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Lecturer

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: May 5th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a full-time or part-time lecturer position in Hindi-Urdu language starting Fall 2022. Percentage and duration of employment will vary according to number of courses taught.

Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Hindi-Urdu (both scripts as our program teaches Hindi-Urdu as one language) and English. Candidates should have an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and/or other language-related areas, including South Asian Studies or Comparative Literature. At least two years of experience in teaching different levels of Hindi-Urdu courses at a University is desirable. Experience in content-based instruction, instructional technologies, and development of online (hybrid) materials is highly desirable.

Complete application must include: 1) cover letter; 2) teaching statement; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) names of three references, 6) sample lessons for an intermediate class and for an advanced class; 7) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and 8) video demonstration of recent classroom teaching (link must be included in CV).

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy – http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Hindi-Urdu (both scripts as our program teaches Hindi-Urdu as one language) and English. Candidates should have an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and/or other language-related areas, including South Asian Studies or Comparative Literature. At least two years of experience in teaching different levels of Hindi-Urdu courses at a University is desirable. Experience in content-based instruction, instructional technologies, and development of online (hybrid) materials is highly desirable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Sample lessons for an intermediate class and for an advanced class

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Department is requesting names of references first. If candidate is chosen for the interview round, Department will contact the references for a letter.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07474

Help contact: khsu@humnet.ucla.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

2022 SALTA CONFERENCE

Theme: Integration

University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 24-25, 2022

Call for Proposals

South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is pleased to announce a two-day conference to be held online and in-person (hybrid) in partnership with the University of Wisconsin at Madison on June 24-25, Friday-Saturday, 2022.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Integration.” How do we integrate new pedagogic methodologies into our practices? How do South Asian language programs partner with other stakeholders in their respective institutions? How do curricula and materials intersect with one another inter-institutionally? This conference aims to bring together teachers of South Asian languages of all experience levels and all backgrounds to share and discuss these and similar questions to expand the horizon of South Asian language teaching.

We solicit proposals for panels on relevant topics as suggested by the themes mentioned above. Individual and workshop presentations will also be considered. Each panel will be 90 minutes long with 3-4 panelists/presenters; and individual presentations will be 20 minutes long. A proposal should include name(s) of presenters/panelists and a short description (250-500 words) of your proposed panel/presentation. Proposals and presentations should be in English. Please send your proposals to conference@mysalta.org by Friday, May 13, 2022. Selected panels and presentations will be announced the following week.

Conference registration is free. Teachers of less-commonly taught South Asian languages are especially encouraged to apply. To register, please click the following link: https://forms.gle/vTpTvXUhDZrmMCYa9

Consulting Opportunity: Summer Hindi-Speaking Resident Director

CLS Program: Consulting Opportunity: Summer Hindi-Speaking Resident Director (paycomonline.net)

Job DetailsJob Location

Jaipur, India – Jaipur, INDIAPosition Type

Seasonal

Description

POSITION SUMMARY 

American Councils is currently seeking a qualified consultant to serve as a Hindi-speaking Resident Director to work on a summer Hindi language program approximately eight weeks in length. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and is focused on the acquisition of Hindi language in an immersion setting. Applicants should provide a description of previous experience in India in their cover letter. The program location is subject to change prior to program start. The consultant agreement includes a scaled compensation fee structure in the event of a cancellation six weeks or less before the start of the program. 

The Resident Director represents American Councils on the program overseas. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, manage communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arrange logistics for the group, and advise participants as required and resolve medical and other issues as necessary. 

The Resident Director must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. The Resident Director is not permitted to leave the program site or group excursions to conduct personal travel. The Resident Director oversees a small program budget and is responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and at the end of the program. Other reporting requirements may apply. 

Prior to departure, the Resident Director will be required to complete an orientation program. The Resident Director may be asked to travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. Completion of a successful background check may be required. All offers are contingent upon the candidate’s ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country where applicable. 

ANTICIPATED CONTRACT DATES:  

May – August 2022 (exact dates will vary by program specifics). Resident Director training dates will be announced separately. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Being responsible for and available to a group of American college and graduate students 24/7 at all times during the program; 
  • Advising program participants as needed on a variety of language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues, including on issues such as group dynamics and interpersonal relationships; 
  • Reporting on program activities to program staff in Washington, DC or staff in the host country; 
  • Responding to participant emergencies, including assisting participants with securing medical care and navigating local clinics and hospitals; 
  • Supporting students from diverse backgrounds as well as students who have never traveled abroad before; 
  • Liaising with the host institution and local program staff; 
  • Observing the academic program; 
  • Arranging group travel and cultural programs; 
  • Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants, including a language policy; 
  • Managing a small budget of program funds and maintaining detailed financial documentation, including monthly reports;  
  • Collecting and tagging photographs and videos from students and local staff; 
  • Completing a Resident Director pre-departure orientation and training session; 
  • Working with host families, which may include selection and monitoring of host families, conducting site visits, maintaining weekly communication, and assisting with conflict resolution;  
  • Resolving other program-related issues as necessary; and 
  • Performing other program-related tasks as directed.

Qualifications

  • Advanced written and oral language skills (minimum 2/2+ on DLPT scale, Advanced on ACTFL scale) in Hindi; 
  • Study, work, or extensive travel experience in India; 
  • Experience working in a position of authority with undergraduate or graduate students; 
  • Experience overseeing and guiding groups; 
  • Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling preferred; and 
  • Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION 

Position contingent upon funding. All candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination status. American Councils and relevant parties will continue to closely review public health and travel conditions to determine whether participants can travel overseas. The Resident Director position is contingent upon the approval of overseas travel for participants. Resident Directors will only travel to countries which are approved for travel by the State Department and American Councils. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

Position In Vietnamese Please Share

To support our colleagues in SE Asian Languages and the program at IU, please share the following with interested parties.

JOB OPENINGS

INSTRUCTOR OF VIETNAMESE

The Language Workshop of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks instructors for its 2022 program in Vietnamese (June 6 – July 29, 2022). The Workshop is an intensive, 8-week program, providing accelerated, performance-based instruction. For details, see https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/vietnamese/

Required Qualifications

Native or at least ILR 2+ (ACTFL AH) speaker of Vietnamese

MA or equivalent in language, language instruction, linguistics, or related field

U.S. citizen, non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S., or non-citizen able to receive a J visa

Desired Qualifications

U.S. Citizen or holder of work authorization (green card)

Experience in communicative, standards-based instruction

Experience in accelerated and intensive instruction

Experience in independent teaching

2 semesters or more experience teaching language in U.S. at the university level

Experience teaching Vietnamese to U.S. university students

Application Procedure

Submit the following to the Summer Vietnamese Search Committee at languageworkshop@indiana.edu:

  1. Statement of interest
  2. CV or Academic Work Record
  3. Contact information for 2 professional references familiar with your teaching

2022 Online Hindi & Urdu Teacher Training Institute

June 01-July 02, 2022

co-sponsored by

South Asian Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University

Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University

This online teacher training summer institute for Hindi and Urdu teachers emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings.

Participants develop engaging tasks in the three modes of communication in real-life and meaningful contexts with backwards design. They design and demo- or micro-teach lessons with focus on learner proficiency and background, use of the target language and making it comprehensible and inclusive, as well as based on the use of authentic materials.

The Institute runs for 3 weeks for about 10 hours a week with one pre- and one post-program week about 10 hours each. At the end of program, a completion certificate for 50 hours will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the coursework.

The program is open to teachers from heritage/community schools, K-12, or college. There is no fee for participating in the program. However, in order to ensure effective training, we can only accommodate a limited number of participants, who will be selected based on an application process. 

Deadline: For full consideration, all application materials (application form and questionnaire) must be received no later than Monday April 25th. We may accept additional applications after April 25 on a rolling basis and will continue to do so until all program slots are filled.

For more information and details on admission and application process, please visit https://wp.nyu.edu/startalknyu/