Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
ASL/English Interpreting Program Full-time Temporary Position
The Department of Exceptionality Programs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for one full-time temporary position to teach ASL and Deaf Culture related courses. (Job #24900-19-394). The ASL/English Interpreting Program prepares students to work as interpreters in the Deaf community and is a four-year Bachelor Degree program.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include ASL and Deaf Culture related courses in the ASL/English Interpreting Program, teaching and/or supervising in other relevant areas that support the program. Expectations of this position include continued scholarship and service. Instructional delivery can occur through online, traditional, and alternative instructional methods. Voluntary summer contracts may also be available.
Date of Appointment
Fall semester, 2020.
A Master’s degree by August 21, 2020 is required and significant experience teaching ASL.
- A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or Interpreting from an accredited institution
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
- ASLTA (American Sign Language Teachers Association) certification.
- Experience teaching ASL and Deaf Culture courses at the college level.
- Evidence of ASL skills at an ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) level 4 or higher.
- RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) CDI (Certified Deaf Interpreter) certification.
- Prior experience in supervision of student interpreters.
- Evidence of scholarly activity and professional development.
A complete application includes a letter of application addressing qualifications, experiences, and preferences for the position, curriculum vitae, official/unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, professional relationship, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In addition, please upload applicable certifications and certificates. Submit application materials online at . Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair Department of Exceptionality Programs ASL/English Interpreting Program Search, Dr. Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, at .
Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. For full consideration, applications must be received by June 4, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.
Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Elwell Hall 142, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: 570-389-4808; Email: . Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-656-6010; Fax: 215-656-6020.