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Preceptor in Sanskrit

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Foreign Languages and Literatures

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: South Asian Studies

Position Description

The Department of South Asian Studies seeks applications for a preceptor in Sanskrit. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. The preceptor will be responsible for offering language instruction and course development at all levels of Sanskrit and across all genres. Teaching duties will include five courses during the academic year, with specific responsibility for elementary and intermediate Sanskrit.

The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Sanskrit at all levels.

Additional Qualifications

A strong graduate record at the doctoral level in any field of Sanskrit is required.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2024; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate's application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Contact Information

Jaronica Fuller

Department Administrator

Harvard University

1 Bow Street, Room 312

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 5


faculty, instructor, lecturer

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: Sanskrit
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