Preceptor in Sanskrit Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences United States

Preceptor in Sanskrit



Title       Preceptor in Sanskrit

School   Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area           South Asian Studies

Position Description       


The Department of South Asian Studies seeks applications for a preceptor in Sanskrit. The appointment is expected to begin on August 1, 2019. The preceptor should be prepared to offer language instruction and course development at all levels and across all genres and time periods of Sanskrit. Teaching duties will be four courses during the academic year, with responsibility specifically for elementary and intermediate Sanskrit. This is a one-year position.

Basic Qualifications         


The successful applicant should have demonstrated experience in teaching Sanskrit.

Additional Qualifications              


A strong graduate record in any field of Sanskrit by the time of appointment is required. A strong doctoral record is preferred, as is knowledge of a second South Asian language.

Special Instructions        


Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 30, 2019; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5. Course Evaluations

Contact Information      


Cheryl Henderson

Department Administrator

Department of South Asian Studies

Harvard University

1 Bow Street, Room 312

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer      


Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required         3

Maximum Number of References Allowed          5

Supplemental Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Applicant Documents

Required Documents


    Cover Letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Course Evaluation


Optional Documents



    Writing Sample 1


    Sample Syllabus

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