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. The committee will begin review of applications on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
Position Posting Date 11/04/2015
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