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 title: Lecturer


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Los Angeles, CA


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




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. 


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


  • 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.


  • 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. 


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. 


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.



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/

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

The University of Chicago


Chicago, IL

Open Date

Mar 21, 2022


Apr 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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.


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.



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!