South Asian Studies Council: Lector/Senior Lector I, Hindi

Position Description

The South Asian Studies Council at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University invites applications for a Lector in Hindi beginning July 1, 2022 for a three- year term, renewable, with rank dependent on qualifications/experience. Full-time Lectors at Yale teach six courses or the equivalent per academic year, which is often realized as five term courses with a sixth course equivalent of advising and/or other administrative service.

Primary duties each academic year will include teaching elementary courses (2) and intermediate courses (2) in Hindi in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The fifth course will focus on literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistics topics related to Hindi (as determined on the basis of the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). For the sixth course equivalent, the Lector will advise students and participate in program building of South Asian Studies at Yale, specifically, in developing overseas language and other study opportunities. They will also engage in developing the broad curriculum and the pedagogic materials for Hindi.

We are especially interested in candidates whose language and content expertise will complement existing cross-disciplinary scholarship in the Council. The individual will also teach through Yale’s shared course initiative, in which students from partner institutions participate online in beginning and advanced language courses.

Lectors in the South Asian Studies Council are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the MacMillan Center, the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. Full-time lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.


All applicants should have: 1) native or near-native fluency in Hindi; 2) strong English communication skills; 3) experience in teaching Hindi as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. South Asian languages, literatures, linguistics); 5) demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in-class teaching/acquisition, familiarity with language training program in South Asia, experience with technologically-aided language learning methods and their development, interest in the broader field of South Asian Studies and/or other relevant disciplines.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a one-page teaching statement; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, course materials, evaluations, teaching video); and three letters of recommendation.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on February 20, 2022 and continuing until the selections are final.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

For question, please contact:

Dr. Kasturi Gupta, Program Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA.  Email:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.