Position at University of Toronto

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the areas of Urdu Language, Literature, and Performance. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Language Studies (70%) and English and Drama (30%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must hold a PhD in South Asian studies, Urdu language and literature, performance studies or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our language offerings and enhance existing departmental strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose teaching and research engage theatre and popular performance traditions, digital and other mass media, diaspora literary cultures, and/or contemporary cultural production in Pakistan or India, alongside more classic topics in Urdu literature. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Center for South Asian Civilization, which has a distinctive dual mission: to foster partnerships with the South Asian community in the Peel region, and to take South Asia as a key site for thinking about what it means to be human in the twenty-first century. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Departments of Language Studies and English & Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will also hold a graduate appointment in the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and teach graduate courses that bring Urdu literature and performance into a comparative dialogue with other national or linguistic artistic traditions.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting this link:

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Assistant-Professor-Urdu-Language-Literature-and-Performance-ON/552197217/

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 10th, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Posting – Lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of British Columbia

Lecturer in Sanskrit 

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Sanskrit at the rank of Lecturer.

The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year with service assignments.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Sanskrit language courses at the introductory and intermediate level, and undergraduate content courses, taught in English, on allied topics in South Asian humanities, culture, or religion.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of 3 years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

Requirements include: Advanced linguistic proficiency in Sanskrit; a Ph.D. in Sanskrit, or a closely related field (ABDs are welcome to apply); evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Sanskrit at the post-secondary level, preferably in North America; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and demonstrated ability to teach content courses in allied fields of South Asian cultural history, religions (including early Buddhism), philosophy, or Yoga studies.

Desirable qualifications include ability to teach advanced Sanskrit, and experience with program coordination and community outreach. We seek an exceptional teacher with experience in and/or promise for employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three confidential references.

Long-listed applicants will be asked to submit one sample teaching video, uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as an unlisted video, with links sent as part of their application submission. In addition, applicants should arrange three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) that may be submitted upon request.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 6, 2021. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2022.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website,
https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/. Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

Web: https://asia.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/lecturer-in-sanskrit/

Job Posting – Lecturer in Hindi at the University of Virginia

University of Virginia

R0029793 Lecturer in Hindi Language

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for Lecturer in Hindi language instruction.  Duties include teaching three Hindi language courses per semester. May also teach Urdu language courses. Courses taught will include (but are not limited to) elementary, intermediate, and advanced level language courses. Must also serve as academic major and minor advisor for department students and actively contribute to departmental service and to the vitality of the language instruction.

Required Qualifications:

Candidate must hold a master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Hindi language, Hindi literature, applied linguistics, or closely related field. In addition, candidate must be fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and English.  Candidate must also have 2 years of Hindi language teaching experience.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  search for requisition #R0029793, complete the application, and attach the following:

***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including a list of three references.

** Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. **

Questions about this position should be directed to Cameron Clayton, Department Finance and Administration Manager at rcc8k@virginia.edu.  Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville  and https://embarkcva.com/.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

CLS Applications Still Open

The application for the summer 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will close in just over two weeks on Tuesday, November 16 at 8:00pm Eastern Time. We welcome students to apply now to learn one of fifteen critical foreign languages, including Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.  

The application is now live and available online at:  https://www.clscholarship.org/apply

The CLS Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

We have hosted a number of information sessions and alumni panels this fall, including sessions specific to our 15 separate language programs and a session for beginners who may not know where to begin when selecting a language for their application. Recordings of these webinars are available here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc6m86vaPU3ajuH8dVPacok5ZwlmZjv2F

We have a limited number of upcoming live information and Q&A sessions that are open to both students and advisors: https://clscholarship.org/events

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, 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. CLS 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 cls@americancouncils.org.

Hindi Translators Wanted (English to Hindi)

via Elliott McCarter

My name is Andrew DeFazio, and I work for the translation company FCI, The Language Experts. We are currently looking for speakers of the Hindi language to help us with an English to Hindi translation. Would you be able to refer to me to any Hindi speakers who may be interested in such an opportunity? Any help is appreciated.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Andrew DeFazio (adef@fcitle.com)

Operations Assistant| FCI – The Language Experts

(610) 438-8900 | Ext. 1238

Skype: live:adef_26

Headquarters: 1614 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042

CLS Applications Open

Announcement Text: 

The application for the 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome students to apply now to learn one of fifteen critical foreign languages, including Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.  

The application is now live and available online at: https://clscholarship.org/apply 

Applications are due Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by 8:00pm EST.  

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. 

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, 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. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. 

The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Resources for advisors are available on our web sitehttps://clscholarship.org/advisors 

Hindi Position (Position Filled)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking to hire full and /or part-time Hindi instructor(s) for an immediate temporary replacement position. The positions are described below. They have two job ads open and running (see links below), one for a visiting instructor (3 courses), and one for a part-time instructor. They could cover the courses with a full time visiting plus a part time instructor, or with multiple part time instructors. In the spring, the two first-year sections will merge.

PTI: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21006876&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

FT Visiting: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21006484&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

The courses have been meeting for three weeks already and have the following timings. The University of Pittsburgh may be able to consider changing the times to accommodate replacement instructors. Considering the circumstances, remote instruction is also appropriate. The University of Pittsburgh is not able to hire internationally at this time.

Hindi 1 Beginners: MoTuWeTh 1:00-1:50 (8 students)

Hindi 1 Heritage Learners: MoTuWeTh 2:00-2:50 (3 students)

Hindi 3 (second-year, 1st semester): TuTh 4:00-5:15 (3 students)

Hindi 5 (third-year, 1st semester): MoWe 3:00-4:15 (4 students)

Feel free to contact me (e.c.mccarter@vanderbilt.edu) or the LCTL program coordinator, Gretchen Aiyangar, (gma21@pitt.edu) with any initial questions.

Elliott

Urdu Writing Workshop

Via Divya Chaudhry

Dear SALTA Colleagues, 
Please join us for a 6-week (free) workshop on learning to read and write in Urdu script, Nastaliq. The workshop offered by Dr. Sunil Bhatt will take place on Zoom on Fridays from 1-2 pm CST. First session will take place on Friday, September 24, 2021. No prior background in Nastaliq is required. Knowledge of Devanagari script is expected. 
Please fill this form to complete your registration for the workshop: https://forms.gle/cXKDcqmqjwxgeWgZA
If you have any questions about the course, please email one or more of the following: 

For any other questions about SALTA events, please email SALTA Director of Research, Dr. Divya Chaudhry at divya.chaudhry@Vanderbilt.Edu . 
Check out current SALTA events at: https://mysalta.org/groups-and-events/ .

Weekly Events – Conference Recap

Via Divya Chaudhry

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during the recent surge of Covid cases. As everyone returns to classrooms (virtually or in-person), you will notice some changes in the SALTA event offering and schedule (marked in red).  I want to express my gratitude to Sai , David, Shilpa, Rajiv ji, and Ritu ji for hosting events through the summer so SALTA community could have opportunities to engage beyond the annual conference. I also want to thank all members who attended the events and contributed to the conversation. 

This week’s schedule is given below. A complete calendar of events is also available at the SALTA website: https://mysalta.org/groups-and-events/ . Clicking on the event on the calendar will provide meeting links and any additional meeting information. 

Tuesday, 8-24
1100-1300 CST
1200-1400 EST
Weekly Co-Writing Hour*
(led by Divya Chaudhry)
Zoom Meeting Link Co-writing hour : Guidelines & Structure
Wednesday, 8-25
1530-1730 CST
1630-1830 EST
Weekly Co-Writing Hour
(led by Sai Bhatawadekar and David Flaherty)
Zoom Meeting Link
Friday , 8-27
1100 -1200 CST
1200-1300 EST
Weekly Urdu study group
(led by Ritu Jayakar)
Google Meet  Link Urdu Resources Google Drive Folder

*Tuesday’s co-writing hour will be used as a SALTA Conference Recap watch party. If you missed a conference session or would like to just refresh your memory, please join me during the co-writing hour tomorrow between 11 am-1 pm CST. 

Fall Offerings: 

  1. Co-writing hour (Divya) , Mondays 5.30 -6.30 pm CST 
  2. Co-writing hour (Sai & David), Wednesdays 3.30- 5.30 pm CST
  3. Urdu study group (Ritu ji and Sunil ji), Friday 1- 2 pm CST starting Sept 23

Best wishes for the new semester! 

Divya 

Part-time Position in Telugu

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington invites applications for a part-time temporary lecturer in Telugu.

More information and application instructions below, in the attached PDF, and at this post: https://jsis.washington.edu/southasia/news/uw-job-part-time-telugu-instructor/

Please direct any questions to Prof. Jameel Ahmad, jameel7@uw.edu. Please note the instructor must be legally authorized to work in the US and must be physically present in the country.

Seeking a Telugu Instructor Department of Asian Languages and Literature University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a part-time, temporary lecturer to teach one course, most likely, ‘Elementary Telugu’ in Winter Quarter (January–March 2022) and a second course, most likely in continuation of the Elementary Telugu sequence, in Spring Quarter (March–June 2022). Teaching duties will be carried out remotely and, therefore, will not require physical presence in the Seattle area. The instructor must be legally authorized to work in the US and must be physically present in the country.

Applicants are expected to have a high level of proficiency in Telugu, experience of teaching the language at the college level, and the creativity, willingness, and ability to adjust course content to meet the needs of interested students. Specific course offerings may change, in consultation with faculty in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and in the South Asian Studies Program at the University of Washington.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following by email to Prof. Jameel Ahmad, jameel7@uw.edu:

·  1-2-page single space cover letter that addresses relevant experience and qualifications

·  curriculum vitae, including the names of two potential recommenders (we are not soliciting recommendation letters at this point)

·  1-page statement of teaching philosophy

·  1 sample undergraduate course syllabus or Elementary/Intermediate level of Telugu language course syllabus

If you have questions about the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, please contact the chair of the search committee Prof. Jameel Ahmad (jameel7@uw.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by the deadline of October 1, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).