Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Title Lecturer in American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI World Languages And Cultures
Position Summary The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in American Sign Language/English Interpreting to begin August 1, 2017
• Teach undergraduate courses in ASL and Interpreting studies
• Supervise students; provide academic advising to majors in collaboration with School of Liberal Arts Academic Advisors and professional mentoring
• Participate in ASL placement interviews
• Participate in department and university faculty activities and professional services
• Other duties as assigned by the program director
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment includes generous medical insurance and retirement benefits paid in whole or in part by Indiana University.
Founded in 1969, IUPUI is an urban campus with the dynamic flavor of a metropolitan city of 1.4 million. The campus is just west of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance of the state capitol and the site of numerous businesses, as well as art, sports, education and health facilities. Its location presents strong opportunities for internships, partnerships, and community engagement.
Based in one of the largest cities in the Mid-West, IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students bringing together the strengths of Indiana University and Purdue University to offer one of the widest ranges of degrees in the US. In the latest rankings, IUPUI is in the top twenty national universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
The School of Liberal Arts is composed of 12 humanities and social science departments and 10 interdepartmental programs. It has a resident faculty of about 250, a large and well-qualified part-time faculty, and about 1,500 majors. The School of Liberal Arts serves a very diverse population of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
IUPUI’s Program in ASL/English Interpreting is housed in the World Languages and Cultures Department in the School of Liberal Arts which offers undergraduate majors in ASL/English Interpreting, Spanish, French, and German, minors in Classical Studies, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese Studies, and provides courses in Italian and Latin. The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies in French, German, and Spanish and a Master of Arts in Teaching of Spanish (M.A.T.)
The Program in ASL/English Interpreting offers a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Certificate in ASL/English Interpreting for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree.
Basic Qualifications • Required: MA in teaching ASL or related field, college level ASL teaching experience. Preferred: Ph.D. in Interpreting, ASL studies, Deaf Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Linguistics, Education or related fields; ASLTA or CDI certification; experience in assessment, distance learning, curriculum development, and teaching experience with adult learners
• Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to interpreting education, second language acquisition, and/or ASL studies
• An ability to lecture and conduct daily department business in ASL, at the time of application
RID, AVLIC, or ASLTA certification or documented equivalent for international applicants
• Evidence of involvement with Deaf community and professional organizations such as NAD, NAOBI, RID, CIT and ASLTA.
Department Contact for Questions Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: to Dr. Julie White, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Cavanaugh Hall 545, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Phone (317) 278-8234, or email
Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with experience/FLX
Special Instructions Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: to Dr. Julie White, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Cavanaugh Hall 545, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Review of applications will start January 30, 2017 and the position will be open until filled.
IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and eagerly welcomes applications from women and minorities, as well as those whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education.
Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Dr. White, IUPUI Department of World Languages and Cultures, 425 University Blvd. CA 545, Indianapolis, IN, 46202 a reasonable time in advance. Phone (317) 278-8234, or email
For Best Consideration Date 02/27/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2017

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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