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Open Position:   Ranked Faculty

American Sign Language and Interpreting Department – Master Degree Program

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
 The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with the American Sign Language & Interpreting Department beginning in Fall 2014.  Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.  We seek creative, collaborative faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly activity in the field of ASL-English Interpreting.
The ASL & Interpreting department of St. Catherine University recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, honoring its impressive history, contributions and continued commitment to quality interpreter and ASL education.  The department includes five full-time and ten adjunct faculty, two lab assistants and a Program Coordinator/Interpreter.  SCU has been awarded funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) since 1999 to serve as a regional center for interpreter education and is currently one of five regional programs to be part of the NCIEC (National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers).   St. Kate’s has a national reputation in the area of healthcare interpreting and is known for its innovative programming and faculty research and scholarly work in linguistics, ethics and decision making, Deaf Interpreting, and enhanced ASL and interpreting teaching practices.  St. Kate’s values and enjoys partnerships with vibrant Deaf and interpreting communities, where activism and community involvement is highly valued.  Minnesota is recognized as a frequent contributor, through involvement and leadership, to national and local organizations such as the National Association of the Deaf, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, and many more.  We are a community of professionals – Deaf and hearing – always seeking to do better and to be more effective in our shared pursuit of excellence.
Responsibilities:   In 2014-2015, assume primary responsibility for finalizing the development of the MA degree program in Interpreting, as well as assisting in the recruitment of qualified students.   Additional responsibilities include scholarship, service and teaching. Once the MA program begins, primarily responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising graduate students, projects, and theses; scholarship; and department/university service. 
Qualifications:   Ph.D. (ABD with proposal defense complete will be considered) in interpreting, linguistics, education, applied ethics, or related fields.  Teaching experience is required. Minimum of two years of graduate-level teaching experience with adult learners preferred along with experience with program development, assessment and distance learning.  National interpreting certification required.  Experience (preferred) and/or willingness (required) to develop and teach online or hybrid courses.   
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
To apply:   Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position.  Website link is:    Position number is:  #20140003-FAC.  Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV and a statement of teaching interests.   Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment.   For information, contact Paula Gajewski Mickelson, ASL & Interpreting Department Chair, at    Application review will begin February 21, 2014; position will remain open until filled. 

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