South Asia Studies Department full-time Lecturer in Dravidian Languages University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy United States

Position Information


Position Title South Asia Studies Department full-time Lecturer in Dravidian Languages

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Dravidian Languages. The appointment will begin in August 2016 and includes teaching three courses per semester. This appointment will be for one academic year and may be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review after each year and approval of the Dean. After three years, there may be a possibility of appointment to the rank of Lecturer in Foreign Languages following a track record of consistently outstanding performance.


The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term quality, stability and development of a Dravidian language program at Penn at all levels. Special attention will be given to candidates with the ability to teach two South Asian languages, at least one of which must be a Dravidian language. A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in teaching a South Asian language and with proven creativity and pedagogical success in the design and delivery of courses particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction.


Applicants should apply at . Submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the references with instructions on how to submit their letters. The committee will begin review of applications on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Position Posting Date 11/04/2015

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1196

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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Curriculum Vitae
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