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BULPIP-AIPS Urdu Language Instructor in Lahore

Deadline: JANUARY 20, 2017

Job Description: The American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan invite applications for appointment as full-time lecturer in the newly established BULPIP-AIPS Urdu Program in Lahore (Pakistan). The appointment is for five months (August 1 – December 31, 2017).

Responsibilities: The Urdu Lecturer will be required to:

  •  Teach a blended intensive course that combines intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Undertake individualized readings courses in which students read and discuss materials that are most relevant to their particular research and/or personal interests;
  •  Ensure that the teaching materials are available to the students on a daily basis;
  • Make sure the students are meeting/have met basic learning goals (measured through assessment tests administered across the semester);
  • Work with the Program Manager of the BULPIP-AIPS program (who will be responsible for enriching the classroom experience of the participants);
  • Provide updates and be accountable for outcomes to the BULPIP-AIPS Curriculum Committee

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Native or near-native fluency in Urdu as well as College-level experience teaching Urdu to non-native speakers. An M.A. in South Asian Studies, Urdu language and literature, or a related field is desired, but not necessary.

Applications: All supporting materials outlined below must be submitted via email to:

  •  A letter of application
  •  A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • A one-page Statement of Teaching Philosophy, submitted in both Urdu and English;
  • Samples of relevant teaching materials authored by the applicant;
  • Teaching evaluations (if available);
  • Reference letters from three referees are required; applicants are responsible for requesting letters from their letter-writers by the deadline. Letters must be emailed to


  • Salary: $15,000
  • Benefits: Secure lodging and transportation in Lahore for duration of appointment

All inquiries should be directed to:;

 The deadline to apply is JANUARY 20, 2017.