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UW Job: Part-time Telugu Instructor, Winter-Spring Quarters 2022

August 23, 2021

Seeking a Telugu Instructor
Department of Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a part-time, temporary lecturer to teach one course, most likely, ‘Elementary Telugu’ in Winter Quarter (January–March 2022) and a second course, most likely in continuation of the Elementary Telugu sequence, in Spring Quarter (March–June 2022). Teaching duties will be carried out remotely and, therefore, will not require physical presence in the Seattle area. The instructor must be legally authorized to work in the US and must be physically present in the country.

Applicants are expected to have a high level of proficiency in Telugu, experience of teaching the language at the college level, and the creativity, willingness, and ability to adjust course content to meet the needs of interested students. Specific course offerings may change, in consultation with faculty in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and in the South Asian Studies Program at the University of Washington.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following by email to Prof. Jameel Ahmad,

  • 1-2-page single space cover letter that addresses relevant experience and qualifications
  • curriculum vitae, including the names of two potential recommenders (we are not soliciting recommendation letters at this point)
  • 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • 1 sample undergraduate course syllabus or Elementary/Intermediate level of Telugu language course syllabus

If you have questions about the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, please contact the chair of the search committee Prof. Jameel Ahmad ( Priority will be given to applications received by the deadline of October 1, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

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