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Senior Preceptor in Tamil

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Position Description
The Department South Asian Studies at Harvard University seeks applications for a senior preceptor in Tamil. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. The senior preceptor will be responsible for teaching the Tamil language at all levels and across multiple genres and time periods. Administrative duties include undergraduate advising in the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department. The position is for five years and renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications
The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Tamil in a university context, and at all levels. The applicant should be an expert in current methods of language pedagogy and should also have demonstrable experience in university advising at the undergraduate level. Native or near-native fluency in the Tamil language with graduate-level training in Tamil and related fields of study (such as literature, religion, anthropology, or linguistics) is also required.

Additional Qualifications
Applicant should ideally have a record of experience of conducting research in Tamilnadu or in other Tamil-speaking regions, as well as knowledge of other South Asian languages.

Special Instructions
Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than January 15th, 2024.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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