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Tenure Track Faculty

Job Title: Faculty                                                                                              Job ID: 19176
Department: Department of Interpretation and Translation                Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular



Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

General Information

The Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University consists of a variety of degree programs – Bachelors of Interpretation (BAI), Masters of Interpretation (MAI), and Doctor of Philosophy in Translation and Interpreting Studies. In these programs, students engage in courses that advance their professional skills and theoretical knowledge of the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies in signed language interpreting, with a focus on American Sign Language-English interpreting.


  1. Earned doctoral degree in a language-related discipline (Interpreting, Translation, Linguistics) or a terminal degree in a related specialization (e.g., Law, Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Psychology) (preferred).
  2. Applicants who have completed their doctoral program coursework and are currently engaged in dissertation research may also be considered for a pre-tenure track faculty appointment.
  3. Experience in teaching American Sign Language-English interpreting and/or translation (e.g., theory, skills, professional practice, history of profession).
  4. Knowledge and expertise about research methodologies.
  5. Excellent American Sign Language (ASL) skills, including the ability to lecture and conduct daily department business in ASL, at the time of application.
  6. Evidence of scholarly activity and service in the field of signed language interpretation and translation, or signed language pedagogy or linguistics.
  7. Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  8. RID, CASLI (AVLIC ), or ASLTA certification OR documented equivalent for international applicants (preferred).
  9. Experience serving on dissertation committees (preferred).
  10. Experience as an interpreter/translator practitioner (preferred).


This position is a full time, nine-month faculty appointment. The hired faculty member will be responsible for fulfilling duties in three areas – teaching, scholarship, and service – in accordance with the University’s Faculty Handbook.

  1. Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the department.
  2. Mentor, guide, and advise students.
  3. Engage in scholarship and program development in interpreting or translation.
  4. Participate in department and university faculty activities and professional service.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the chair.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date

August 2020

Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Your materials should be sent electronically to the following email address:
A complete application contains the following materials:

Application deadline

The Search Committee will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to the DoIT Faculty Search Committee at
Note: Official transcripts of graduate work must be mailed to:

Stephanie Roché
Administrative Assistant
Department of Interpreting and Translation
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695