The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Hindi and Urdu beginning September 1, 2017. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Hindi or Urdu language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics. Native or near-native proficiency in Hindi, Urdu, and English is required, along with the ability to work with both Devanagari and Nastaleeq scripts; at least one year of experience teaching Hindi or Urdu at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies, heritage/non-heritage teaching, and curriculum development.
Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at http://bit.ly/hindiurdulec. You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Syed Ali (email@example.com).
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.