Announcements


Call for Proposals to host SASLI 2016-2020

The South Asia Summer Language Institute is currently hosted by the University of Wisconsin- Madison through the 2015 summer session. An open call for proposals to be the next host of SASLI is underway, with a deadline for submissions of March 15, 2015. More information is here.


 

Lecturer in Urdu at the University of Pennsylvania

The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Urdu. The appointment will begin in August 2014 and includes teaching three courses per semester.   This appointment will be for one academic year and 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 the Urdu program at Penn at all levels.  Candidates must have research and teaching experience in Urdu.  A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in teaching Urdu 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/164. 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. 

 The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see:  http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).  The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


A New Study Abroad Opportunity in Pakistan:

Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, 2014-15

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To apply, click here


For questions please send an email to bulpip-aips@berkeley.edu


Center for South Asia Studies
University of California, Berkeley
10 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2310
southasia.berkeley.edu


Overview
:
After a 5 year hiatus, the Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan's (BULPIP-AIPS) is back. Jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) at the University of California at Berkeley, the program will be based in Lahore with language instruction offered at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) campus. This will be an intensive language program that will provide daily classroom instruction, five days a week. Classes will be small and individual tutorials will be provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech community as well as self-management of learning. Participants will need to take part in all program events, such as attending films, plays and other cultural activities and will be expected to devote all their energies to activities that will increase their competence in all areas of language skills, such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The program will award annual fellowships to
  • ten US-based students to spend approximately fifteen-weeks to study Urdu through an intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan and
  • two to three US-based internships, for Pakistan-based Urdu teachers, focused on teaching Urdu as a second language.
Fellowships: Fellowships will cover the following expenses:

  • Round trip economy class airfare to Lahore, Pakistan on a US carrier
  • Visa fee for Pakistan
  • Admission, tuition, and hostel fees for LUMS
  • Travel & Emergency Evacuation Insurance coverage of upto $500 for the duration of the program
  • A monthly maintenance allowance
  • All excursions and activities that fall within the program
General Timeline
  • All applications received by the closing date of 5pm PST, February 14, 2014, will be considered
  • Skype interview of short listed candidates: March 3 - 7, 2014
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 5pm PST, March 14, 2014
  • Pre-departure Orientation: Summer 2014 (dates to be decided)
  • Program Dates: August 21, 2014 through December 5, 2014 (fifteen weeks)
Eligibility:
  1. Graduate students and scholars/faculty who are both affiliated with an institution of higher learning in the US and are US citizens or permanent residents of the US
  2. Applicants must demonstrate intermediate level expertise in Urdu before starting the program.
  3. Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation: one attesting to the applicant's Urdu language preparation and the other to the applicant's academic preparedness for the program.
  4. Ability to participate in the BULPIP-AIPS Program is contingent upon an applicant’s ability to receive a visa for Pakistan.
  5. Applicants must be in good mental and physical health.
  6. Short listed candidates will be required to participate in a Skype interview with the selection committee
  7. All qualified students, regardless of race, sex, color, creed, age, handicap, or sexual orientation are welcome
  8. Note: Please check for detailed eligibility requirements at Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, 2014-15

Fee: All applicants must pay a non-refundable $50 application fee to cover processing expenses. Mail checks to:

Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program,  2014-15
Center for South Asia Studies, 10 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2310


Job Opportunity:

Lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania

The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Sanskrit. The appointment will begin in August 2014 and includes teaching six courses per academic year. This appointment will be for one academic year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term quality, stability and development of the Sanskrit program at Penn. Candidates must have research and teaching experience in Sanskrit. A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates 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/65. Submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide letters of reference. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.

 Position Posting Date 09/21/2013

 Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 Posting Number 1020

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AIPS Travel Grant Program

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies offers Domestic and International Travel Grants for conference travel. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.


AIPS Fellowship Program

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies offers Short-Term and Regular Fellowships to Pakistan and elsewhere. For more information, click here.


AIBS Fellowship Program

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies offers Junior, Senior, and Pre-Dissertation Fellowships, as well as Travel Grants. For more information, click here.

SASLI
B488 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: 608-261-1194
Fax: 608-265-3302

sasli@southasia.wisc.edu