Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in the Hindi language


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 Fall semester 2023. The position carries the possibility of annual renewal, contingent upon job performance, the continued needs of the department, and availability of program funding. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester, including a combination of Hindi courses and thematic courses in Asian Studies, according to departmental needs. We invite applicants with expertise in any broad area of South Asian Studies. 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.


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

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to upload via Interfolio: 1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and teaching experience, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) two syllabi—one for a first-year Hindi course and one for a South Asian Studies course, and 4) three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions about the search to Prof. Dalpat Rajpurohit ( with the words “Hindi search” in the subject line. Rank and salary will depend upon qualifications.

For additional application instructions, please contact Faith Hanley ( If you do not have a dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support: or call (877) 997-8807.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

AIIS 2023-24Language Programs

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is now accepting applications for our 2023-24 summersemester, and academic year language programs. AIIS offers intensive, immersion-based instruction in over 15 modern and classical South Asian languages at multiple sites in India.

More Info & Applications

Full fellowships are available for qualified applicants to the fall semester and academic year programs.
(For U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.)

Interested in Applying?  Check out some of our Language Spotlights and our language program alumni survey to see some of the ways that AIIS language programs are impacting the career opportunities of program participants!

Aaron Shew on Language Learning and Career Opportunities Aaron M. Shew is an Assistant Professor and REL Wilson Endowed Chair of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University. In this spotlight, he shares how these language learning experiences helped to shape his scholarship and about the importance of language immersion programs.

From Austin to Lucknow to Washington, D.C.: Reflections on Language Training from AIIS Language Fellow Charlotte Giles Charlotte Giles is a librarian in the Asian Division at the Library of Congress. In this spotlight, she shares her journey from studying Urdu in Lucknow in summer, fall, and academic year AIIS programs to launching her career at the Library of Congress.

Language Program Alumni
AIIS conducted a survey of language program alumni in 2018. We received responses from 174 former language program participants in various stages of their careers. The responses reflect a body of alumni that is highly educated, employable, and actively engaged in international affairs, South Asian Studies, and community service.

More information and application instructions

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Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Academic year 2023-24

Seeking a Hindi Language Instructor (short term) at UC Berkeley

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for appointment as lecturer of Hindi. The appointee will be required to teach two undergraduate courses for Spring semester, namely Introductory and Intermediate Hindi. Responsibilities include teaching, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email, bCourses, and Zoom conferencing software.


  • Open date: November 1, 2022
  • Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Friday, Jan 20, 2023 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.


  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application): The applicant must possess a BA degree (or international equivalent degree).
  • Additional qualifications (required at time of start): The candidate must have advanced fluency and literacy in Hindi, and proficiency in English.
  • Preferred qualifications: An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field is desired, but not necessary. Candidates with language teaching experience are preferred, and those with a proven record of pedagogical innovation and teaching excellence are particularly encouraged to apply.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample syllabus
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Internet Link to Teaching Demonstration (Maximum length 10 minutes) (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Apply link:

Institute for South Asia Studies
University of California, Berkeley
10 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2310
Tel: 510-642-3608
Publications: 510-642-3187

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program 2023:Inventory of South Asian Language Serials

Dear SALTA Community, See the opportunity below for your student. A flyer is attached for you to distribute:

Apply for 10-week paid summer internship in Washington DC!
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program is now accepting applications for summer 2023!
The Library’s Asian Division seeks a Junior Fellow for a project to inventory South Asian serials
in Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, and Urdu, among many other languages. The
Junior Fellow will enhance the discoverability and accessibility in our online catalog of South
Asian serials in Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and other South
Asian languages. The Junior Fellow will be trained to work in our Integrated Library System (ILS)
to update holding information and add item records for bound volumes in our collection. This
project will take place over 10 weeks on-site at the Library of Congress in Washington DC
between May 22 and July 28, 2023.
Open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and those who have graduated
recently. Application on USAJobs, Deadline: November 28,
More info, including project descriptions:
For questions, feel welcome to contact Jonathan Loar (, South Asia librarian,
Library of Congress Asian Division

Roundtable Discussion on Less-Commonly Taught South Asian Languages

This Saturday at the Annual Conference on South Asia, Rebecca Manring will chair a roundtable discussion on developing and sustaining under-resourced South Asian language programs. The goal of the discussion is to find ways to make smaller language programs more sustainable and attractive to students. The discussion will take place from 12:15-1:45 pm, Central US time (GMT -6) both in person and via Zoom. I hope you can join us to provide perspectives from the community of language teachers.

Topic: Even Less Commonly Taught: Developing and Sustaining Language Education for Under-Resourced South Asian Languages

Time: Oct 22, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 Join from computer or mobile:

Critical Language Scholarship Applications Open

We are delighted to announce that the application for the U. S. Department of State’s 2023 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical language on a funded virtual or overseas summer program.  The application is available at The deadline for applications is 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 

The CLS Program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.  Depending on language and level, U.S. students can either apply for the overseas CLS Program or the virtual program — CLS Spark.  The CLS Program offers in-person cohort-based programs at partner institutions abroad that provide instruction at various levels for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.   CLS Spark provides virtual instruction to U.S. undergraduate students at the complete beginning level of Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, specifically targeting students who do not have access to studying these languages at their home campus.  More information on eligibility is available at:  

The CLS Program will host frequent webinars, Q&A sessions, and alumni panels for students and advisors throughout the fall. A full calendar with these events and corresponding registration links is available at: 

The CLS Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education. It is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. The CLS Program plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. 

If you have any questions, please contact the CLS Program team at:

Urdu Workshop

via Divya Chaudhry

Hello Everyone! Registration is now open for SALTA ‘s 4-session virtual workshop- Urdu for Hindi Instructors with Sunil Bhatt . Sessions start Oct 21, 2022, 1.00-2.30 pm eastern time.

Registration is capped at 15 participants. Register early to secure your spot.

You can fill the registration form here: or using the QR code in the flyer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

CLTA Hindi Pract-In Webinar

(via Bhavya Singh Rathore)

Hindi Pract-In 2022-23

Are you planning to start a standards-based Hindi curricular project, explore GPBLL ideas, or design technology integrated language learning tasks in the three modes of communication. Are you interested in earning Stanford University CEUs?

Join CLTA Hindi Webinar Wednesdays! We will support your work and offer innovative language pedagogy resources and learning opportunities.

Hindi Wednesdays Dates: Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3
Time: 5:00-6:15 pm PST
Venue: Zoom
Member Cost: $100 per strand; $25 each 1-hour session

Registration is here:

SALD Conference 2022

South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) 2022 Conference

A hybrid mode conference hosted at the University of Texas at Austin
Julius Glickman Conference Center - RLP 1.302B
Saturday, October 1st, 9:30am-6pm CDT
(10:30-7:00pm EDT; 8:00-4:30am IST/7:30-4:00am PST)
Sunday, October 2nd 9:30am-1pm CDT
(10:30-2:00pm EDT; 8:00-11:30pm IST/7:30-11:00pmPST)
Co-sponsored by:
South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin
South Asian Language Programs, New York University
South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center, Yale University

The South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference seeks to provide a platform to educators and related stakeholders in the field of  outh Asian languages, literatures, and translation, to share experiences and create meaningful partnerships. This conference aims to explore the teaching and learning of South Asian languages in the diaspora.

SALD 2023 presentations address pedagogical innovations promoting critical thinking and creative self-expression in the target language, and  issues of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) and social justice with examples for integration of language, culture and other content.

Registration is free, but both, in-person and virtual participants need to register. To register please use the registration link in the menu below

For conference website and details please visit

To register for the event please visit

Tentative Program:


Welcome & Introduction9:30-9:45am CDT (10:30-10:45am EDT; 8:00-8:15pm IST/7:30-7:45pmPST)

  • Words matter, language matters: Some principles of inclusion exclusive to language pedagogyGautami Shah, University of Texas at Austin, USA. (in-person)

Session 19:45-11:15am CDT (10:45am-12:15pm EDT; 8:15-9:45pm IST/7:45-9:15PST)

  • The multilingual mindTej Bhatia, Syracuse University, USA. (in-person)
  • Respecting linguistic identity: Teaching Urdu in PashtoRomeena Sami Kureishy, New York University, USA . (virtual)
  • Selecting materials through diversity perspective Ritu Jayakar, Penn State University, USA. (in-person)

Session 2 11:30am-1:00pm CDT (12:30pm-2:00pm EDT; 10:00-11:30pm IST/9:30-11:00pmPST)

  • From pop songs and protest memes to cellphone commercials, everything is fair game: Reexamining what constitutes teachable text in a language classKenneth Wong, University of California – Berkeley, USA. (virtual)
  • Toward a pedagogy of learning by decoding: solving language problems of signs and other minimalist texts. Ahmed Shamim, University of Texas at Austin, USA. (in-person)
  • Rethinking a literature reading classNora Melnikova, UC Berkeley, USA. (in-person)

Lunch 1:00-2:15pm CDT (2-3:15pm EDT; 11:30pm-12:45am IST/11:00pm-12:15am)

Session 3 2:30pm-4:00pm CDT (3:30pm-5:00pm EDT; 1:00am-2:30am IST/12:30-2:00am)

  • Panel – Aged by culture or diversified personal experience: Representation of old age in the diaspora and local literatureRajni Bhargava, Tahira Naqvi & Gabriela Nik, New York University, USA. (in-person); P.K. Jayalakshmi, St. Joseph. College, Vishakhapatnam, India. (virtual)

Session 4 4:15pm-5:45pm CDT (5:15pm-6:45pm EDT; 2:45-4:15am IST/2:15-3:45am PST)

Lightning round I: Topics in SA language pedagogy 

  • Fostering compassion, connection, and community in the language classroom Shilpa Parnami, Boston University, USA. (in-person)
  • Post-reading activitiesMansi Bajaj, Yale University, USA. (in-person)
  • Open educational resources for less commonly taught languagesRajiv Ranjan, Michigan State University, USA. (in-person)
  • Digitalization of transformative pedagogical approaches to build L2  proficiencyBhavya Singh, New York University, USA. (virtual)
  • Heritage language pedagogy: Use of comics in Hindi/Urdu classroomMJ Warsi, Aligarh Muslim University, India. (virtual)
  • Attrition and maintenance of the South Asian languages in the Indian diasporaBrajesh Samarth, Emory University, USA. (virtual)

SUNDAY, Oct 2nd

Session 6 9:30am-11:00am CDT (10:30am-12:00pm EDT, 8:00-9:30pm IST/7:30-9:00pm PST)

  • Issues of translation : with special reference to poetryAnand Vardhan Sharma,  Banaras Hindu University, India. (virtual)
  • Who saw the peacock dancing in the jungle: A case study of Bengali to EnglishPritesh Chakrabarty,  Acharya Sukumar Sen Mahavidyalaya, India. (virtual)
  • Comparative translations in the intermediate Hindi classroomJason Grunebaum, University of Chicago, USA. (virtual)

Session 7 11:15am-12:45pm CDT (12:15pm-1:45pm EDT, 9:45-11:15pm IST/9:15-10:45pm)

  • Selecting and sequencing Hindi-Urdu texts for advanced learners: Lessons from a corpus analysis of literary genresPeter Knapczyk, Wake Forest University, USA & Will Cooke, Augusta University, USA. (virtual)
  • Talim: Devising a framework for digital teaching of Asian languages for primary education in MauritiusKumarduth (Vinaye) Goodary, Centre for Innovative Learning and Knowledge Application, Mauritius. (virtual)
  • Community based efforts towards documentation, preservation and revitalisation of Raji, a disappearing South Asian languageMadri Kakoti & Prof. Kavita Rastogi, University of Lucknow, India. (virtual)

Please direct all inquiries to