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Teaching assistant professorship in Hindi at Aarhus University

June 18, 2021 - 17:39

Aarhus University, Department of Culture and Society
Position:   Assistant Professor
Department of Culture and Society invites applications for a teaching assistant professorship in Hindi. The position is affiliated with the South Asia studies programme at Asia studies, and the teaching assistant professorship involves teaching Hindi courses in the Bachelors degree programme in South Asia studies and the Masters degree programme in Asia studies (India and South Asia).
The teaching assistant professorship is a permanent position dedicated to full-time teaching, including 20% for developing the subject area. The appointment begins on 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who has a perfect command of Hindi in writing and speech, preferably a native speaker of Hindi, and who can document experience in teaching Hindi as a foreign language.
The teaching assistant professor will receive educational supervision.
The position also requires:
A proactive interest in new methods in the field of foreign language pedagogy and didactics relevant to and with potential for the teaching of Hindi at Aarhus University  including an interest in the development of the possibilities for web-based or online Hindi courses Understanding of the relationship between Hindi and other South Asian languages in the area in order to communicate the major role of Hindi within the diversity of regional languages and the significance of Hindi in terms of linguistic history Ability to and interest in initiating and partaking in projects that deal with the development of language courses and language didactics in cooperation with other language-based programmes at Aarhus University and in an international context Support for the responsible associate professor in the establishment of new contacts to South Asian exchange universities and maintenance of existing contacts Supervision of the departments Hindi intern and coordination of the content of language courses Experience of or interest in knowledge exchange
For more information on the position, please contact Associate Professor Uwe Skoda, tel. +45 8716 2325, mail ostus@hum.au.dk.
Employment as teaching assistant professor requires a Masters degree in Hindi or similar academic qualifications. A relevant PhD degree would be an advantage, but not a prerequisite.
Applicants must have relevant experience of teaching Hindi as a foreign language. Theoretical qualifications in language pedagogy and foreign language teaching as well as knowledge of technology-based language courses will also be important assets.
Please note that it is possible to attach a teaching portfolio to the application (see the guide for applicants),
The application must be uploaded in English.
The teaching assistant professor must contribute to the facultys academic environment by being present on a daily basis. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and to our students.
Given the increasingly international focus of the programme, the future teaching assistant professor will be expected to teach in English.
If the successful teaching assistant professor is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. Latest at the end of an agreed transition period, we expect the teaching assistant professor to have a sufficient command of Danish to teach courses in translation between Danish and Hindi and to teach Hindi grammar courses in Danish.
For more information about applications and the appointment procedure, please contact HR partner Louise Sndergaarad, e-mail ls@hum.au.dk
Deadline :
All applications must be made online and received by: 24 March 2014
Teaching assistant professorship in Hindi at Aarhus University


June 18, 2021