The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University is calling for proposals for experienced Uzbek language specialists to develop a textbook aiming to teach Uzbek at the advanced level, suitable for use both in American higher education settings and for self-study.
Successful proposals will begin as soon as possible and will produce a finished and tested product to be considered for publication by Georgetown University Press or another major publisher. CeLCAR will provide the developers with compensation in line with qualifications and as benchmarks are met. Successful applicants will also be expected to participate as instructors in IU’s well-known eight-week intensive summer program (with additional pay), and participate in pre- and post-session workshops. Graduate students specializing in language education/language acquisition are also invited to apply, and may be given a GA position.
Developers must be self-motivated and able to meet strict project deadlines with minimal supervision. They will also receive assistance from CeLCAR’s staff in establishing scope and sequence, printing, lay-out, preparing audio-visual materials for inclusion in the textbook, and English editing and polishing.
Applicants must be native speakers of Uzbek from Uzbekistan with linguistic or pedagogical training, and preferably have experience teaching Uzbek as a second language (preferably in the United States or other English-speaking environment), and TOEFL scores of 500 or equivalent.
Please send your proposal by August 12, 2013.
View the full job posting at http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2956.html