Teaching Assistant Position-First Year Hindi
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.
The purpose of this position is to provide instructional assistance to an instructor of Hindi 506/507 First Year Hindi under the guidance of the instructor and Hindi Urdu Flagship Director, Rupert Snell.
Assist the instructor with various duties associated with teaching first year Hindi 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
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 Hindi 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.
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 2013 appointment: August 28, 2013- December 31, 2013
Spring 2014 appointment: January 15, 2014-May 31, 2014. 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,
Applications received by August 15, 2013 will receive priority consideration. Competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview soon after.
For more information regarding the program, please visit http://hindiurduflagship.org/.