The department is comprised of diverse faculty members, reflecting our diverse student body. Applicants should be prepared to work collaboratively to support students who are passionate about social justice and plan to use their training to lead and influence.
- Teaching the equivalent of six ASL and/or Interpreting courses during the academic year at the undergraduate level.
- Delivering content in person, online and in hybrid environments.
- Monitoring and assessing student learning outcomes and providing timely feedback to students on academic performance.
- Fostering a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, advisor and mentor.
- Evidencing a commitment to service through engagement in service and research activities with colleagues in the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.
- Master’s Degree in ASL, linguistics, deaf studies, or a closely related area
- Teaching Experience: Prior experience in teaching ASL courses, either at the university level or in other educational settings, is usually required.
- Knowledge of Deaf Culture: Understanding of and experience in Deaf culture, history, and community is important for effectively teaching ASL and related courses.
- Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills are vital for effectively interacting with students, colleagues, and the broader academic community.
- Language Competency: Native or near native fluency in ASL.
- Ability to obtain American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA) certification
- Pedagogical Approach: Familiarity with modern teaching methodologies, including technology integration, flipped classroom approaches, assessments, and interactive learning techniques often enhances the qualifications.
- Experience creating teams that include BIPOC stakeholders and/or Disabilities community members.
- Experience respectfully serving and supporting underrepresented students
- Research and Scholarship: A record of research, scholarly activities, or contributions to the field of ASL linguistics or Deaf studies may be preferred, especially for higher-level faculty positions.
- Participation in an initiative that deconstructed a racist and/or ableist practice
- American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA) certified or master
- Interpreting certification: RID or BEI
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.
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