Teaching Assistant Positions-First and Second Year Urdu

Teaching Assistant Positions-First and Second Year Urdu

Hindi Urdu Flagship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Hindi Urdu Flagship is an undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.

The first and only Hindi Urdu program of its kind, HUF combines an intensive four-five year curriculum, which includes a study abroad component, with individual attention and mentoring by Flagship instructors and native-speaker teaching assistants.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
The purpose of these two positions are to provide instructional assistance to an instructor of Urdu 506/507 First Year and Urdu 312L/L under the guidance of the instructor and reporting to Hindi Urdu Flagship Associate Director Dr. Akbar Hyder.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 Assist the instructor with various duties associated with teaching first or second year Urdu Assist with lesson planning and coordination of in-class activities Assist with grading of assignments and exams Hold regular office hours to provide additional pedagogical support to students. Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Must be an enrolled student in a Masters program taking at least 9 hours during the semesters employed by the HUF program. Must possess very high level of proficiency in Urdu language. Professional demeanor. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Reliable, punctual, and have some flexibility in schedule for events including occasional evening and weekend events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Experience working with undergraduate students
 Experience in teaching, preferably in language pedagogy. Background in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and/or education. Experience working with a diverse college student population Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision

TERMS OF EMPLOMENT
Fall 2014 appointment: August 27, 2014- December 31, 2014
 Spring 2015 appointment may be available depending on performance. Part-time position (20 hours) Salary according to College of Liberal Arts TA rates.

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT
Flexibility around your courses and course-work schedule Insurance benefits package
Tuition Reduction Benefit Hands-on work with students and program

SUBMIT RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST VIA EMAIL TO:
Selina Keilani, Assistant Director,  Hindi Urdu Flagship Program, 
selinak@austin.utexas.edu

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, August 22nd.

For more information regarding the program, please visit http://hindiurduflagship.org/