Call for Applications: Part-Time Lecturer in Urdu


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Please see below a job posting by The Pakistani American Foundation.

Subject to Budgetary Approval Part-Time Lecturer in Urdu

Brief Description of Duties:

Teach courses in elementary and intermediate Urdu. The course work will be related to the culture, history, and arts of Urdu-speaking societies, specifically Pakistani. Deploy distance learning and web technology to deliver instruction and course materials, including audio-visual streaming. Organize instructional and resource materials for the Urdu Studies web site and activities involving students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: PhD or MA in Linguistics, Urdu, or relevant field. Must be a native or possess native knowledge of the Urdu language and its people and be fluent in English. Ability to teach Urdu language in elementary and intermediate courses at the university level and possess an in-depth knowledge of the culture of Pakistan and the Diaspora. Must demonstrate success in teaching at the university level. Knowledge and experience in technology-mediated instruction such as teaching through video conferencing and distance learning, on-line delivery, and use of audio-visual streaming. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, samples of course materials, transcripts and 3 letters of references to:

Professor Khalida Kareemi

Hiring Criteria:

Applicants are ranked according to their teaching experience, scholarship, interview responses, pedagogical philosophy, educational background, and technological expertise.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Pakistani American Foundation is a 501 C non-profit organization that promotes Pakistani identity to its youth through a process of community building, social and community mobilization, and by implementing cultural academic programs at schools and universities.