The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Dravidian Languages. The appointment will begin in August 2016 and includes teaching three courses per semester. This appointment will be for one academic year and may be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review after each year and approval of the Dean. After three years, there may be a possibility of appointment to the rank of Lecturer in Foreign Languages following a track record of consistently outstanding performance.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term quality, stability and development of a Dravidian language program at Penn at all levels. Special attention will be given to candidates with the ability to teach two South Asian languages, at least one of which must be a Dravidian language. A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in teaching a South Asian language and with proven creativity and pedagogical success in the design and delivery of courses particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction.
Applicants should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/739 . Submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the references with instructions on how to submit their letters. Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled. The Committee will begin scrutinizing applications on January 15, 2016.
The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.