Lecturer in Tamil and Sanskrit Language
Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
United States

Posting Details

 

First Section


Job Requisition Number 00001162


Field(s) of Specialization Tamil and Sanskrit Language


Position Title Lecturer in Tamil and Sanskrit Language


Department A&S MESAAS


Division MESAAS


Location Morningside


Summary Description


The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University is seeking applications for a lectureship in Sanskrit and Tamil. This is a limited term appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year and third year contingent on satisfactory performance. Teaching duties include elementary and intermediate Sanskrit every year, and elementary and intermediate Tamil in alternate years. The search committee encourages applications from candidates whose teaching and service to the field will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and the university.

 

Please visit our online application site at http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4376 for further information about this position and to submit your application.

 

Applicants should submit the following materials:
- Cover letter explaining approach to language teaching and describing related research
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- List of courses taught or being developed, along with one sample syllabus
- Teaching evaluations

Review of applications begins November 30, 2019. The search committee will conduct on-campus interviews in spring 2020. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020.

 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

 

Minimum Degree Required
MA

 

Minimum Qualifications
MA plus at least 1 year teaching either Sanskrit or Tamil language at the Collegiate Level. Fluency in Tamil and Sanskrit Languages and prior experience teaching Sanskrit or Tamil as a second language.

 

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. in Sanskrit and/or literature, linguistics or related field.

 

Additional Information
RAPS posting date 10/23/2019


Search Closing Date


Special Instructions to the Applicant


All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials into RAPS:
- Cover letter explaining approach to language teaching and describing related research
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- List of courses taught or being developed, along with one sample syllabus (to be submitted as “Other Document 1”)
- Teaching evaluations

 

RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size.

 

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three (3) reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system.

 

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of this application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

 

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020


EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

 

Review Begins 11/30/2019
Quick Link http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4376


Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

 

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Evaluations
List of References
Other Document 1
Optional Documents


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