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Language Learning Center Director, University Of Hawaii at Manoa

DIRECTOR, Language Learning Center (LLC), College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL), University of Hawai'i at Manoa (position #82463), full-time, 11-month tenure-track faculty position, rank S3, pending position clearance and availability of funds, to begin August 1, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Rank S3 corresponds to assistant professor. The LLC advances the use of technology in language teaching and learning. The LLC's facilties include open computer labs, technology-equipped classrooms, audio and video production and teleconferencing facilities, and file and web servers. The staff includes information technology personnel, video and educational specialists, and graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The Director reports to the Dean of the College and is responsible for overall direction of the LLC. The faculty position is tenure-track; the position of Director is for a three-year renewable term.

Duties
As assigned, serve as Director of the Language Learning Center (LLC): * Oversee the operations of the LLC, including budget, facilities, and staff. * Secure, allocate and manage fiscal and human resources to fulfill LLC's mission. * Pursue grant writing and fundraising initiatives. * Lead the college in setting policy for the integration of technology in language teaching and learning, taking into account new developments and pedagogical best practices in online learning, mobile technologies, cloud computing, server technologies, social media, etc. * Promote cooperative efforts across departments in the College that advance the mission of the LLC, including teacher training and materials development. * Facilitate multimedia-based materials development projects. * Collaborate with the National Foreign Language Resource Center. -As a faculty member: * Teach graduate and undergraduate courses as assigned, in area of specialization. * Supervise graduate and undergraduate students. * Pursue a program of scholarship and service to the University and the profession.

Minimal Qualifications
Doctoral degree in relevant field; record of experience in relevant positions including teaching/training, scholarship, and administration. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and students in a large and diverse college; successful record in obtaining external grants. Expertise in language teaching-related IT applications.

SALARY
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

TO APPLY
Submit a hard copy of CV, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to: Language Learning Center Attn: Daniel Tom 1890 East-West Rd, Moore Hall 256 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI 96822  

CLOSING DATE
January 31, 2012 The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. UH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Hindi-Urdu language and culture beginning July 1, 2012. We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Hindi-Urdu and English is required. College-level experience teaching Hindi-Urdu to nonnative speakers is preferred. At least an MA is required in South Asian studies, Hindi/Urdu language and literature, or a related field. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, which may include introductory through advanced levels of Hindi-Urdu. Ability to teach both the Nagari (Hindi) and Nastaliq (Urdu) writing systems, and high proficiency in both, is required. Ability to also teach courses in English on South Asian culture is preferred. Experience using new technologies for Hindi-Urdu language teaching is preferred. Duties will also include leading enrichment activities for students outside of class, participating in the development of the South Asian Studies program, and pursuing continuing professional development in language instruction. Click on http://jobs.unc.edu/2502095 from any internet browser to apply for the position. Submit a letter detailing teaching philosophy, CV, available sample syllabi, and course evaluations online. Paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, send a teaching DVD/video and have three original, signed letters of reference sent to: Hindi-Urdu Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, CB 3267, 113 New West, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599. Review of applications will begin on December 23, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact hindiurdusearch@unc.edu. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


The Program in South Asian Studies at Princeton University is accepting applications for a full time, three-year, renewable lecturer position in Urdu-Hindi. The successful applicant will be asked to teach a total of five courses over two semesters, including some combination of courses on Urdu language at all levels (from beginning through advanced levels) and Hindi at the introductory and intermediate levels.  The successful applicant will also be expected to advise undergraduate students.  Ability to teach Urdu and Hindi scripts within the same curriculum is required, as is native or near-native command of Urdu, Hindi, and English.  An MA or PhD in a related field and demonstrated excellence in college-level Urdu language teaching for at least two years is preferable.  Applications should include:  (1) a cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications and teaching experience; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) sample course syllabi, if available; and (4) names and contact information for three persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation. 

To apply, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 0110498. Questions about this position may be directed to Jayne Bialkowski at jayne@princeton.edu.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


Hindi Language Position at the University of Virginia

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year replacement position as Lecturer in Hindi, to begin 25 August 2011. The successful applicant will be asked to teach three classes in Hindi language per semester. Native or near-native fluency is required, and experience in teaching Hindi at the university level is preferred. Candidates must hold an MA or PhD degree. Review of applications begins immediately. Interested candidates should submit a letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to Farzaneh Milani at fmm2z@virginia.edu. The University of Virginia is an EO/AA employer.


Library Assistant V (Middle Eastern Library Assistant), Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Working under the supervision of the Middle Eastern Librarian (for Georgian, Armenian and South Asian Languages) and in collaboration with the other members of the unit, the core work of the Middle Eastern Library Assistant-South Asia comprises assistance with the ordering, receipt and cataloging of materials the Division collects particularly from—and in the languages of—South Asia and the resolution of associated problems. Please note that this is an eight month term appointment starting from the hire date.

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent education required

At least one year of work experience in a library or related work experience required, preferably in an academic library technical services environment

Requires proficiency in the Urdu language, specifically reading knowledge; preferred strong oral communication skills

To see full job description and apply, please see: Harvard Employment Site

Benefits and Salary:  Harvard University’s comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, disability insurance, ample paid time off, University-paid retirement plans, and much more.  Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications for a grade 52 position. For detailed information, please visit:  http://www.employment.harvard.edu/benefits/

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Urdu Language Positions in Hawaii

Language school seeks Urdu language instructors. Positions are located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching Urdu to adults (1 year of teaching a related subject may be substituted); a B.A. in Urdu, linguistics or second language study, or in the history, culture or literature of the area in which Urdu is spoken; familiarity with educational technology; and U.S. citizenship.

Advanced degrees and publications are a plus. An active security clearance or ability to get a security clearance is also a big plus.

Compensation is very competitive, based on credentials, and may include a relocation stipend. This is a long-term position with full benefits. If interested, please send your resume to the following address:lrhodes@academiaschool.com.


AIPS Fellowship Program

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies offers Short-Term and Regular Fellowships to Pakistan and elsewhere. The next deadline is January 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

AIBS Fellowship Program

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies offers Junior, Senior, and Pre-Dissertation Fellowships, as well as Travel Grants. For more information, click here.

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