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College of the Holy Cross:
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Full-Time Continuing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position
in American Sign Language


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for two full-time continuing non-tenure-track faculty appointments in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies to begin in August 2020.
Full-time continuing non-tenure-track faculty teach five courses each year, serve as advisors, perform departmental and/or college service, and remain actively engaged in their field. They are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.
The position is established for an initial term of three academic years, beginning in Fall 2020, and the appointment holds the rank of lecturer. The position will be reviewed for renewal in the second year of the term. If the position is re-approved for another three years, the holder of the position will be reviewed in the third year for reappointment.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Applicants must hold a minimum of an MA in ASL pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field; have native-equivalent fluency in ASL and a knowledge of deaf culture; and experience teaching American Sign Language at the elementary and intermediate levels to English speakers in a college/university setting. Successful candidates will also be expected to offer courses required for the Holy Cross minor in Deaf Studies. Interpreter services will be provided as appropriate.


Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, two confidential letters of recommendation, and a link to a recent video of yourself teaching elementary or intermediate ASL. Provide information in writing about the location of the class and the level of the students in your video, the topic that your lesson covered, and the learning goals you had for the students in that class.
In your cover letter, in addition to describing your teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse students populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials tohttps://apply.interfolio.com/67093.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 15. Questions about this search may be directed to Claudia Ross, Chair, Department of Modern Languages: cross@holycross.edu.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.
Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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