Lecturer - Hindi-Urdu Language and South Asian Studies

Canada, North America
Feb 19, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Lecturer - Hindi-Urdu Language and South Asian Studies - 1400230

Job Field:Limited Term (Lecturer)
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Mississauga
Department:UTM: Historical Studies
Job Posting:Feb 18, 2014
Job Closing:April 16, 2014


The Department of Historical Studies and the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto invite applications for a three-year term-limited appointment in Hindi-Urdu Language and South Asian Studies at the rank of Lecturer. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (preferred) in a related discipline by the time of the appointment, which will begin on September 1, 2014 and end on August 31, 2017.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching the Hindi-Urdu language (including both scripts) along with courses in South Asian Studies from the introductory to advanced levels. Native or near native fluency in Hindi-Urdu is expected, together with an excellent command of English. The successful candidate will also take on a leadership role in the University's Centre for South Asian Civilizations and will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at the Mississauga Campus of Canada's leading university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse, and "livable" places in the world.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must be submitted by April 16, 2014. The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, evidence of teamwork and leadership skills, and a teaching dossier (i.e. all teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and/or tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations; links to a video recording of a sample class, etc.).

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants may need to combine attachments to accommodate the attachment limit.

Arrangements should be made for PDFs of three letters of reference, at least two of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities, to be submitted by the deadline to historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Please include the candidate's name and "Hindi-Urdu Language and South Asian Studies Search" in the subject line. Questions about this position may be addressed to the same email address.

Information about the joint hiring departments is available at: www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies/ and www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/.  

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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