Lecturer in Urdu
University of Chicago
United States


The Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations invites applications for a part-time lecturer in the Urdu language program for the Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters of the 2023-24 academic year. Responsibilities include preparing and teaching Urdu language courses at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels. Depending on the curricular needs of the department, the successful candidate may teach up to three courses per academic year. In 2023–24, the per-course minimum salary is $7,538. This position is not benefits eligible.


Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree or equivalent in Urdu or a related field, advanced mid proficiency in Urdu according to ACTFL guidelines or equivalent language competency, and at least one year of experience teaching at the college or post-secondary level.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at: http://apply.interfolio.com/128948. An application must include:

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy; and
  • the names and contact information of three references who can supply letters of recommendation upon request.

Optional materials include:

  • Relevant course evaluations may be uploaded if available.

Review of applications will begin on immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. In the event that a teaching opportunity becomes available, we will contact applicants with the appropriate academic training and experience.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, please visit https://salc.uchicago.edu/. For further questions about this position, please contact Rochona Majumdar, Chair of the Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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