Job Posting – Instructional Professor (open rank) in Urdu Language

The University of Chicago

Location

Chicago, IL

Open Date

Mar 21, 2022

Deadline

Apr 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago seek an experienced teacher of Urdu language to help grow its existing offerings in South Asian languages. We invite applications for a position as an Instructional Professor (open rank) in Urdu language. The position begins in academic year 2022-23, with a start date of September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with longer initial terms possible depending on initial rank, with review and progression schedule determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching normally consists of seven courses across three quarters, at least 6 of which are Urdu language courses, at all levels of the language. One additional course may include non-language offerings in the College Core or in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, to be determined in consultation with the Department and College. Service duties may include advising undergraduate theses, creating and overseeing Urdu placement exams and graduate language exams, teaching independent studies, and engaging in outreach, or other program-specific duties. Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have at least one year of previous experience teaching Urdu at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution. An M.A. degree or equivalent is required. A Ph.D. in a related field is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient language ability for teaching Urdu in a university context. Candidates with specialized training in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and/or assessment are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/104670. An application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a teaching statement
  • one sample syllabus for Introductory Urdu
  • a second sample syllabus for a non-language course
  • three letters of recommendation.

Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by 11pm central time on April 25, 2022. To ensure sufficient time for recommenders to submit letters, applicants are encouraged to request letters of recommendation through the Interfolio system before submitting the complete application.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://salc.uchicago.edu/. For questions about the position, please contact Tracy Davis at tracyd@uchicago.edu.

ACTFL Survey – Please Complete

Dear SALTA Community,

I am excited to share this ACTFL survey and initiative with you all. Your participation in this survey could be vital to the growth of South Asian language programs and the professional development of South Asian language teachers. Please see the below message from Paul Sandrock and kindly take the time to complete the survey.

Yours,
Elliott

SURVEY MESSAGE:

You are invited to respond to this survey to help language organizations gather important data regarding National Board Certification for language educators. In the interest of equity, this survey is to collect information from World Language educators as to the need and/or desire for National Board Certification to drive further actions. Currently, only teachers of Spanish and French are eligible to go through the process for National Board Certification and only for teaching Early Adolescence through Young Adult (secondary).   The survey is estimated to take up to ten minutes. Only required questions must be answered in order to submit the survey, but we encourage you to fill out as many as you can. All identifying information will be kept confidential.       Start the Survey  
If you are not aware of what National Board Certification is, you are encouraged to click on the following links:  
1. National Board Certification Homepage
2. World Languages Standards
3. EAYA World Languages Candidates Prerequisite FAQ
4. Certification Areas  
Thank you for your help!
Paul Sandrock
Senior Advisor for Language Learning Initiatives, ACTFL     actfl.org   |   leadwithlanguages.org           

Part-Time Lecturer in Hindi, Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer in Hindi job with Johns Hopkins University | 459957 (chronicle.com)

The Center for Language Education (CLE) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in HINDI for the 2022-2023 academic year.

CLE is seeking an individual who has experience teaching 1st year and 2nd year Hindi to graduate and undergraduate students. Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching 6 contact hours per week. In-person instruction only .

Minimum qualifications include:

1. M.A. (with specialization in linguistics and pedagogy, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
2. Native or near-native fluency in Hindi and English
3. At least 2 years of experience teaching Hindi as a foreign language at the university level in the U.S.
4. Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
6. Eligible for employment in the U.S.

Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials by May 1, 2022, and include:

1. Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. List of names and email addresses only of three references
4. A link address such as YouTube, Google share folder, etc. containing a video of self-introduction in English and Hindi.

Applications must include all four items mentioned above to be considered. Please do not submit materials other than those listed above. Inquiries may be sent to Yuki Johnson at yuki.johnson@jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Emory Conference on Hindi 2022

Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2022

It is with distinct pleasure that the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University invites paper submissions for the inaugural Emory Conference on Hindi Language and Culture. We are delighted to announce that the conference is dedicated to late Dr. Vijay Gambhir which is a testament to the dedication of Vijay ji who encouraged and supported teachers and scholars in conducting advanced scholarly inquiry and creative work in language teaching and pedagogy and helped thousands of students in learning Hindi language efficiently.

This conference will adopt a hybrid format—on Zoom and in person on the Emory University campus —and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23–24, 2022. A comprehensive schedule will be provided prior to the conference.

Dr. Surendra Gambhir will be the Keynote Speaker (in-person) for the conference at the Emory campus.

In this inaugural conference on Hindi language, we hope to address the state of the art in Hindi pedagogy at all levels, to develop differentiated instruction materials which can accommodate heritage and non-heritage students in one class, and to address practical, pedagogical, cultural, and political issues that are related to the enterprise of Hindi and Urdu language instruction. This conference aims to provide a platform for academics, researchers, and teachers to share their thoughts, ideas, and research findings, and potentially to work together on joint projects and programs.

The theme of this year’s Emory Conference on Hindi 2022 will be New Directions in Hindi Language Instruction.

Potential topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Instructional materials for Hindi pedagogy
  • Innovative methods in Hindi pedagogy
  • Heritage learners in the classroom
  • Joint approaches to the teaching of Hindi and Urdu
  • Differentiated Hindi-Urdu Teaching and Learning
  • Hindi language use in literature, print media, music, and film.
  • Hindi linguistics, socio-linguistics
  • Hindi language use in history and politics
  • Hindi language and popular culture

Guidelines for authors:

  • The deadline abstract submission is March 21st, 2022
  • The abstract should be no longer than 300 words
  • The abstract should present a brief characterization of 1) the problem or issue addressed; 2) relevant research to date; 3) the sources or methods used; and 4) the probable conclusion or main results
  • To submit your abstract, please contact Brajesh Samarth: <brajesh.samarth@emory.edu>.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 21st, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of Draft paper: April 15th, 2022

If you have any enquiries regarding the conference, please contact Brajesh Samarth at brajesh.samarth@emory.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Emory Conference on Hindi-Urdu 2022!

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 6, 2022. Selected panels and presentations will be announced by May 14.

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

Hindi Position at Yale University

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The South Asian Studies Council at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University invites applications for a Lector in Hindi beginning July 1, 2022 for a three- year term, renewable, with rank dependent on qualifications/experience. Full-time Lectors at Yale teach six courses or the equivalent per academic year, which is often realized as five term courses with a sixth course equivalent of advising and/or other administrative service.

Primary duties each academic year will include teaching elementary courses (2) and intermediate courses (2) in Hindi in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistics topics related to Hindi (as determined on the basis of the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). For the sixth course equivalent, the Lector will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale, specifically, in developing overseas language and other study opportunities. They will also engage in developing the broad curriculum and the pedagogic materials for Hindi.

We are especially interested in candidates whose language and content expertise will complement existing cross-disciplinary scholarship in the Council. The individual will also teach through Yale’s shared course initiative, in which students from partner institutions participate online in beginning and advanced language courses.

Lectors in the South Asian Studies Council are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the MacMillan Center, the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. Full-time lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

Qualifications

All applicants should have: 1) native or near-native fluency in Hindi; 2) strong English communication skills; 3) experience in teaching Hindi as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. South Asian languages, literatures, linguistics); 5) demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in-class teaching/acquisition, familiarity with language training program in South Asia, experience with technologically-aided language learning methods and their development, interest in the broader field of South Asian Studies and/or other relevant disciplines.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a one-page teaching statement; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, course materials, evaluations, teaching video); and three letters of recommendation.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on February 20, 2022 and continuing until the selections are final.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. http://apply.interfolio.com/100244

Request for Information about Hindi Language Professionals

via Ashok Ojha

Dear Hindi professionals:

I hope you are doing well. 

On behalf of the Consulate General of India, New York NY, I would like to request to share your professional information and about those whom you know, are active as a Hindi professional in the United States. The term ‘Hindi professional’ includes teachers, professors, research scholars and Hindi language consultants. The Consulate General of India, New York NY, is a Government of India representative office. They would like to maintain a list of Hindi professionals for the purpose of sharing information aimed at the promotion of Hindi language. You may please fill in and submit this Google form of your behalf or on behalf of someone you know:

https://tinyurl.com/NYCONSULATE

I will forward all information received through this form to the Consulate. If you have any question about this request please contact Suman Singh, Head of Chancery,the Consulate General of India, New York, NY, @ hoc.newyork@mea.gov.in 

Warm Regards,

Ashok Ojha

Emory Conference on Hindi 2022

Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2022

Via Brajesh Samarth

It is with distinct pleasure that the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University invites paper submissions for the inaugural Emory Conference on Hindi Language and Culture. The conference will adopt a hybrid format—on Zoom and in person on the Emory University campus —and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23–24, 2022. A comprehensive schedule will be provided prior to the conference.

In this inaugural conference on Hindi language, we hope to address the state of the art in Hindi pedagogy at all levels, to develop differentiated instruction materials which can accommodate heritage and non-heritage students in one class, and to address practical, pedagogical, cultural, and political issues that are related to the enterprise of Hindi and Urdu language instruction. This conference aims to provide a platform for academics, researchers, and teachers to share their thoughts, ideas, and research findings, and potentially to work together on joint projects and programs.

The theme of this year’s Emory Conference on Hindi 2022 will be New Directions in Hindi Language Instruction.

Potential topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Instructional materials for Hindi pedagogy
  • Innovative methods in Hindi pedagogy
  • Heritage learners in the classroom
  • Joint approaches to the teaching of Hindi and Urdu
  • Differentiated Hindi-Urdu Teaching and Learning
  • Hindi language use in literature, print media, music, and film.
  • Hindi linguistics, socio-linguistics
  • Hindi language use in history and politics
  • Hindi language and popular culture

Guidelines for authors:

  • The deadline abstract submission is March 1st, 2022
  • The abstract should be no longer than 300 words
  • The abstract should present a brief characterization of 1) the problem or issue addressed; 2) relevant research to date; 3) the sources or methods used; and 4) the probably conclusion or main results
  • To submit your abstract, please click on the following link: <Link online conference form>.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 1st, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 15st, 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of Draft paper: April 15th, 2022

If you have any enquiries regarding the conference, please contact Brajesh Samarth at brajesh.samarth@emory.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Emory Conference on Hindi-Urdu 2022!

Information Request for Hindi Instructors

Via Gautami Shah, Monika Browarczyk

We (Dr. Browarczyk, et al) have received a grant for making an online tool for studying Hindi. We are very excited about it! We are planning to make it in two language versions – Polish and English. It will also be available for free on our university website. 

As a kick-start for the project we would like to gather some information on learning and teaching Hindi. We have designed a short anonymous questionnaire and we would like to ask you to fill it. We  would be grateful if you could ask your students to do the same. We would appreciate the feedback by February, 20. Here is the link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeJZoDmmgFxpdm0jR6VKUdzX1LtdEfYKhkTg592d1TLZp2Gg/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you know any other Hindi teachers please feel free to send the letter and the link to them.  

Prof. UAM dr  hab. Monika Browarczyk

Zakład Azji Południowej Instytut Orientalistyki Wydział Neofilologii Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza 

Employment Posting – Urdu Language Acquisition Examiner – Middle Years Programme

Urdu Language Acquisition Examiner – Middle Years Programme – HigherEdJobs

International Baccalaureate – Online/Remote; Part-Time/Adjunct

Become an IB Examiner for Urdu Language Acquisition (Middle Years Programme)

As part of assessment processes, the IB works with educators in a variety of different roles. We are always looking to recruit new, skilled examiners and senior examiners as the IB continues to grow.

As an examiner you will play an important role in maintaining the quality of assessment for which the IB is known worldwide. This experience will enable you to:

  • Enhance your professional development
  • Expand your subject knowledge
  • Earn extra income working from the convenience of your home

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The study of additional languages in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides students with the opportunity to develop insights into the features, processes and craft of language and the concept of culture, and to realize that there are diverse ways of living, viewing and behaving in the world.

Applicants must have:

  • a degree or equivalent in the subject (or a related subject) for which they are applying,
  • a minimum of one year’s experience teaching the subject (or a related subject) to students in an appropriate age range:
    • 11 to 16 years of age – MYP
    • applicants who are no longer teaching must have taught or examined within the last three years
  • access to the internet, via a broadband (or faster) connection, in an environment that is suitable for marking confidential assessment material

IB teaching experience is not essential.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

http://www.ibo.org/examiners