Lecturer in Middle East/South Asia Languages

University of California Davis

2020-2021 Middle East/South Asia Languages Program Punjabi Lecturer Search

Job #JPF03845
  • Letters and Science: Social Sciences - MIDDLE EAST/SOUTH ASIA PROGRAM

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 28th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Middle East/South Asia Studies Program (ME/SA) seeks an instructor for a part-time lecturer position in Punjabi during the Winter and Spring quarters of the 2020/21 Academic Year.


Responsibilities include instruction of Elementary Punjabi in a fully online format. Introduction to the Gurmukhi alphabet, Punjabi phonetics and listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Punjabi, and Punjabi culture. Grammar topics include sentence construction, verb conjugation, verb and noun agreement, and postpositions and oblique cases. Language of instruction is Punjabi.

The virtual online Punjabi course will require 15 hours of study per work (4 hours per week of synchronous classes and 11 hours of asynchronous learning activities). The instructor will teach students for two hours per week in two master ZOOM classes and interact with students during weekly office hours.

The lecturer will receive guidance from online Punjabi curriculum experts. Assignment of class times are scheduled by the Associate Director of the Middle East/South Asia Studies (ME/SA) Program.


Applicant must have demonstrated teaching experience and a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Punjabi language studies, including the facility to work with the Gurmukhi script. Online teaching experience is highly desirable.


The position is available for the following quarters:
Winter Quarter 2021: January 4 - March 19
Spring Quarter 2021: March 25 - June 10


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, two (2) references, and statement of contributions to diversity. Course syllabus and prior evaluations are optional. Applicants can apply and submit their materials through the online application portal, which can be found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/recruitments/JPF03845

We will begin review of applications on November 15, 2020.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential spaces.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter/Teaching Statement
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)