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How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at bit.ly/hindiurdulec. You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.

Job Summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Hindi and Urdu beginning September 1, 2017.

Responsibilities*

Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs.  Appointment level will be 100%.  This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Hindi or Urdu language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics. Native or near-native proficiency in Hindi, Urdu, and English is required, along with the ability to work with both Devanagari and Nastaleeq scripts.

Desired Qualifications*

At least one year of experience teaching Hindi or Urdu at the college/university level is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies, heritage/non-heritage teaching, and curriculum development.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Inquiries should be directed to Syed Ali (ekhteyar@umich.edu).

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.