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LINGUIST List 19.3548

Thu Nov 20 2008

Jobs: Tamil; Hindi & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Yale University

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        1.    Barbara Papacoda, Tamil; Hindi & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA


Message 1: Tamil; Hindi & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2008
From: Barbara Papacoda <barbara.papacodayale.edu>
Subject: Tamil; Hindi & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
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University or Organization: Yale University
Department: South Asian Studies
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Web Address: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)
                            Tamil (tam)

Description:

Multi-year appointments with the South Asian Studies Council, The MacMillan
Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Yale seeks two full-time Lectors in South Asian Languages beginning July 1,
2009, each for a three year term, renewable. Primary duties include
teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and
intermediate (2 courses) in the target language (Hindi or Tamil) in four
learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The fifth
course will focus on literary, social, political, cultural and/or
sociolinguistic topics related to the target language (as determined on the
basis of the appointee's qualifications and expertise). The Lector will
advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies
at Yale, specifically, in developing overseas language and other study
opportunities. He/She will also engage in developing the broad curriculum
and the pedagogic materials for the target language.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in the target
language (Hindi or Tamil); 2) strong English communication skills; 3)
experience in teaching the target language as a second language in a
college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a
relevant discipline (e.g. South Asian languages, literature, linguistics);
5) demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in-class language instruction.
Further desirable characteristics include some expertise in second-language
teaching/acquisition, knowledge of overseas language and related study
sites, experience with technologically-aided language learning methods and
their development, interest in the broader field of South Asian Studies
and/or other relevant disciplines. Salary is commensurate with experience
and background.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2008, and continue until
both positions are filled. Please send your application letter, curriculum
vita, and three letters of recommendation to the address provided below.
Please clearly indicate on the envelope whether the application is for the
Hindi or the Tamil position. Submissions by email to
Barbara.Papacodayale.edu will be accepted only if properly identified with
full title, institution, and contact information of the sender. Yale
University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer;
applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
South Asian Studies Council Chair
The MacMillan Center
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
USA
Email Address for Applications: barbara.papacodayale.edu
Contact Information:
Barbara Papacoda
Email: barbara.papacodayale.edu

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