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Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for Chair of the American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Department, to begin August 2018. Tenure and rank are negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university is preferred; an ABD from such a program is the minimum requirement.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of effective teaching and research, budget management, and familiarity with HR policies and procedures. A deep knowledge of Deaf culture, fluency in ASL (certified by ASLTA and/or RID), a strong commitment to diversity, and proven leadership in a bilingual bicultural educational setting are essential. Experience and skill in identifying and writing applications for grants, developing collaborative internal and external partnerships, and recruiting/retaining faculty and students are highly desirable. The ASLIE Department includes 24 faculty and staff and offers the B.S. in ASL-English Interpretation, the B.A. in Deaf Studies, and a minor in ASL Studies. For more information visit
Review of applications will begin on October 30th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply through EKU’s employment site at (search requisition #0621531).
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, comprehensive, public university serving just under 17,000 students. Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky, an area consistently rated among the best places to relocate and raise a family, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. For additional information on Eastern Kentucky University, please visit
Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.
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