Preceptor in Hindi and Urdu

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
21 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preceptor in Hindi and Urdu

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

South Asian Studies

Position Description

The Department of South Asian Studies seeks applications for a preceptor in Hindi and Urdu. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for language and literature instruction and course development at all levels of Hindi and Urdu. The position is full time with teaching duties of five courses per year.

The position is for one year. Reappointment may be possible on a yearly basis for up to eight years (within the eligibility guidelines of the FAS), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching all levels of Hindi and Urdu and have native or near-native proficiency in Hindi and Urdu.

Additional Qualifications

A strong graduate record in any field of Hindi and Urdu language, literature, and culture by the time of appointment is required. A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7505/). Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 28, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Course Evaluations

Contact Information

Professor Parimal G. Patil
Chair, Department of South Asian Studies
Harvard University
1 Bow Street, Room 311
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email ppatil@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Course Evaluation

Optional Documents

  1. Publication
  2. Writing Sample 1
  3. Other
  4. Sample Syllabus

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