Jobs in Asian Studies

Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one renewable 12-month
lecturer position in Hindi-Urdu, commencing July 1, 2012. The successful applicant will
be asked to teach 24 credits of Hindi language courses at all levels. Depending on the
applicant’s area of expertise, the 24 credit teaching load might include undergraduate
lecture courses on South Asian culture, religion, literature or film.

Applicants are expected to have a spoken and written command of Hindi. Knowledge of
Urdu is also desirable. Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field, and
teaching experience in North America at college/university level; strong preference will be
given for applicants with training in Applied Linguistics or Language Education.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three names
of reference to:

Hindi-Urdu Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However,
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants in this
group are encouraged to self-identify. For information about the Department, please visit