Resident Director, North India Study Abroad Program
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India (NYSICCSI) seeks a full-time Resident Director for its undergraduate program in North India, with appointment to commence on March 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be resident in India and have a baccalaureate or higher degree in a relevant field; native fluency in Hindi; strong spoken and written English; intimate knowledge of at least one of the program’s principal field sites (Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi),with established contacts in local universities, NGOs, government agencies, and cultural organizations highly desirable;demonstrated experience in risk management, developing professional contacts, financial reporting, and group logistics; and be prepared to accompany the group to all field sites, as necessary. Compensation will be commensurate with credentials and experience at a rate of 35,000-45,000 INR/month, for a minimum appointment of 18 months, renewable on an annual basis upon satisfactory review. All housing and travel expenses while resident with the program will be provided. A complete description of the position can found at http://www.hamilton.edu/documents/Resident_Director.pdf.
Founded in 1989, NYSICCSI provides a study abroad program each fall for a total of 15-20 students from Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and St. Lawrence University. The program is based successively in Delhi, Jaipur, and Varanasi, with time spent also in Amritsar, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya, and a variety of other sites. The program is directed by a faculty member from one of the Consortium institutions with the aid of the Resident Director, who will participate fully in the administrative, social, and academic components of the program. Students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects – including art, religion, history, politics, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, and literature – through formal coursework, local lecturers, and a variety of excursions and fieldtrips. In addition, students study Hindi intensively and complete an independent field work project of their own design.
Candidates should submit by e-mail attachment (1) a resume, (2) cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position, and (3) the name and contact information (including e-mail address) of three reference individuals to Madeleine La Cotera, NYSICCSI Administrative Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the application deadline: October 15, 2012.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The search committee expects to conduct telephone or Skype interviews October-November. Finalists can expect on-site interviews December 2012.
|Primary Category:||South Asian History / Studies