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Position Description: The Lauder Institute and the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Hindi. The appointment will begin in August 2013 and includes three courses per semester.
Minimum qualifications are an M.A. in linguistics, applied linguistics, humanities and/or language and literature, Ph.D. preferable. Background and/or interest in business-related areas is also preferable. Applicants must have experience teaching Hindi in a university setting, ideally at the advanced and superior levels. Experience teaching Hindi to heritage speakers of Hindi is desirable. This position requires candidates to draw upon in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies and business practices of the Indian business world in order to develop course materials for language use for a graduate level Hindi Language & Culture course. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Hindi and an excellent command of English. Certification as an ACTFL/ILR tester and rater as well as familiarity with standards-based instruction is desirable.
Include a cover letter, CV, and brief description of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation.
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