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Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

The Department of Education at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, invites applicants for a full-time American Sign Language faculty position beginning August 2020. The Sign Language Interpreting Program at Augustana is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Teaching assignment includes undergraduate courses in American Sign Language, working with colleagues in maintaining the Sign Language Interpreting Lab, advising and recruiting students, and providing service to the university and profession; and developing ongoing collaborations with schools, agencies and the community.


Earned Masters degree in Linguistics, ASL Teaching or related field, ASLTA Certification, previous teaching experience, experience in training interpreters, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Native or near native fluency preferred.
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of diversity, names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: Web site:  Dr. Laurie Daily is the Search Committee Chair (

About Augustana University

Augustana University, a University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.  Augustana is a selective, residential, undergraduate institution of over 1650 full-time students recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative faculty.  The community of Sioux Falls (metro area of 223,000) is growing, vibrant and reflects an increasing diverse demographic along with a healthy business community.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.