LINGUIST List 24.2956

Sat Jul 20 2013

Jobs: Uzbek; Language Acq; Lexicography: Consultant, Indiana University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 19-Jul-2013
From: Dave Baer <>
Subject: Uzbek; Language Acquisition; Lexicography: Consultant, Indiana University, Indiana, USA
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University or Organization: Indiana University Department: CeLCAR (Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region) Job Location: Indiana, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Lexicography

Required Language(s): Uzbek, Northern (uzn)


Call for Proposals for development of an Uzbek Advanced Textbook: Second Posting.

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University is calling for proposals for experienced Uzbek language specialists to develop a textbook aiming to teach Uzbek at the advanced level, suitable for use both in American higher education settings and for self-study.

Successful proposals will begin as soon as possible and will produce a finished and tested product to be considered for publication by Georgetown University Press or another major publisher. CeLCAR will provide the developers with compensation in line with qualifications and as benchmarks are met. Successful applicants will also be expected to participate as instructors in IU’s well-known eight-week intensive summer program (with additional pay), and participate in pre- and post-session workshops. Graduate students specializing in language education/language acquisition are also invited to apply, and may be given a GA position.

Developers must be self-motivated and able to meet strict project deadlines with minimal supervision. They will also receive assistance from CeLCAR’s staff in establishing scope and sequence, printing, lay-out, preparing audio-visual materials for inclusion in the textbook, and English editing and polishing.

Applicants must be native speakers of Uzbek from Uzbekistan with linguistic or pedagogical training, and preferably have experience teaching Uzbek as a second language (preferably in the United States or other English-speaking environment), and TOEFL scores of 500 or equivalent. Proposals should include: a curriculum vita, a description of the proposed textbook including design principles and rationale, a draft scope and sequence for the first four units, and sample unit on any topic appropriate for an advanced-level course.

Please send your proposal by our priority deadline of Monday, August 12, 2013, to the application email address below or to the application address below Attn: Öner Özçelik, Director, CeLCAR. Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Dave Baer Uzbek Advanced Textbook Project CeLCAR (Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region) 1900 East 10th St EG 718 Bloomington, IN 47406 USA Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Dave Baer Email: Phone: 812-856-1230 Fax: 812-856-1206

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