Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Hindi Language and Asian Studies

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Hindi Language and Asian Studies

The Department of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position in Hindi language instruction, with a secondary focus on South Asian languages and cultures, beginning in Fall 2022, with possibility of annual renewal. This position offers full benefits and a competitive salary and will be filled at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Hindi (three courses per semester), as assigned, along with supporting duties related to the study of South Asian languages and cultures. Applicants who have native or near-native fluency in Hindi and hold a Master's degree in Teaching Hindi as a Foreign Language or related fields of language pedagogy are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of one or more additional South Asian languages is preferred and the ability to teach a non-language course on South Asian culture is also preferred. Candidates who have ABD or Ph.D. status at time of application, experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, or program-building experience such as supervision or curriculum development will be given special consideration and should highlight these qualifications in their application materials.

Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or be able to describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

To apply, interested candidates must submit an online application at https://tinyurl.com/REQ23336

Online applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript from the university last attended, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of two references. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2022. For more information about our program, please consult our website at http://asian.la.psu.edu.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5 document limit.

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Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Lecturer-or-Assistant-Teaching-Professor-in-Hindi-Language-and-Asian-Studies_REQ_0000023336

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