Academic Administrator
University of California Davis
United States

Middle East/South Asia Studies Academic Administrator of Online Punjabi Language Program

Job #JPF03647
  • Letters and Science: Social Sciences - MIDDLE EAST/SOUTH ASIA PROGRAM

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 20th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 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 at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an Academic Administrator position to administer the online Punjabi language program. The Punjabi Without Walls online program is funded by the University of California Office of the President’s Innovative Learning Technologies Initiative (ILTI) grant. The Punjabi Without Walls project is a multi-campus initiative that requires leadership and coordination among faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students on four UC campuses (Davis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara), as well as Punjabi language experts in the community.

We expect the Academic Administrator to lead the planning, curricular design, and evaluation of the first year of Elementary Punjabi that will be offered throughout the University of California system, and coordinate the development and management of a fully web-based innovative educational program, which is also the first fully online Punjabi language program offered at any university in the United States.

The Academic Administrator’s duties include supervision and coordination with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students at the UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz campuses on planning and curricular design. The position also requires coordination with staff in the Office of Academic Technology on the technical aspects of the program planning and design, as well as staff in the Office of Undergraduate Education on the program evaluation and learning outcomes. The position involves managing the grant resources at UC Davis and other partnering UC campuses.

We seek a scholar who has the qualification and experience of teaching the Punjabi language at a US university or college. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a collaborative team of scholars and staff in a multi-campus UC program, taking a lead in the supervision of Punjabi language course content at sister UC campuses. The Academic Administrator is also expected to give scholarly presentations at universities and academic conferences, and participate in the regular activities of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, and serve in university committees related to foreign language instruction, online education, and international education.

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. by July 31, 2020. The following materials are required: cover letter addressing leadership in Punjabi curriculum development and teaching; curriculum vitae; diversity statement; and contact information for three references.

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

For full consideration applications should be completed by August 16, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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