Urdu Lecturer
University of Chicago, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
United Kingdom

Urdu Lecturer

Position Type: Other Academic Appointee



Position Description: The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Urdu language. The appointment is expected to start September 1, 2019, and the initial term of appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.


The Lecturer will teach seven courses: six in the First- and Second-Year Urdu sequences, and a seventh course in an area of the chosen applicant's expertise, e.g., related to the culture or history of the Urdu speaking regions of South Asia, or possibly in the University's Core curriculum.


Duties also include independent studies with advanced students as needed, outreach for the Urdu language program, participating in workshops, colloquia, departmental meetings, and informal events directed toward graduate teaching and development.


The position requires an M.A. or foreign equivalent in a relevant Humanities discipline. At least one year of previous language teaching experience in a University context is desired. Knowledge of Course-Share online interactive program teaching is strongly preferred.


For consideration for the position, applicants must upload a CV, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and the contact information of two references to the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 04006. Applicants may also upload teaching evaluations, if available. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please contact Tracy Davis at tracyd@uchicago.edu with any questions.


This position is part of the Service Employees International Union and is contingent upon budgetary approval.

Additional Information or Requirements:

Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Reference Contact Info

Optional Applicant Documents:

Teaching Evaluations

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