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Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach a cover letter highlighting suitability (e.g., qualifications, experiences) for the position, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial are accepted). Please include a list of three references with the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Screening of applicants will begin immediately until position is filled. Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States are required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. If a degree is required, original transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire. Contact for Questions: Ms. Sherry Schriver Department of ASLIS College of Education and Behavioral Sciences University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO 80639 (970) 351-1060 Sherry.Schriver@unco.edu VP: Please email for an appointment

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
Department Education and Behavioral Sciences
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands

NA

Job Summary

Coordinates the online Teaching ASL MA program; coordinates the on campus and online ASL/ASL Minor; recruits/supervises teaching staff; oversees/contributes to the development/delivery of courses/programs; advises students; supervises field placements; evaluates student outcomes (knowledge and skills); assists with program evaluations; works with community stakeholders (Deaf community, interpreters, state and professional agencies); conducts research; participates in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.
The successful candidate will join the Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) which provides an array of educational offerings related to the field of ASL and ASL-English Interpretation. Housed within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, collaborative opportunities exist with other schools and their respective faculty. Program information is available at: http://www.unco.edu/cebs/asl-interpreting/
This is a full-time tenure-track position. Summer employment will be a requirement of the position. Primary responsibilities includes: coordinating the Teaching American Sign Language (TASL) MA program; coordinating the ASL 1-4 undergraduate liberal arts coursework; consulting on the ASL-English Interpretation program; teaching undergraduate and graduate ASL, ASL Minor, and TASL courses; assisting with the development/delivery of curriculum; evaluating student skills/knowledge; advising students; supervising field placements; assisting with program assessment; and working with community stakeholders (Deaf community, interpreters, state and professional agencies); conducting research; and, participating in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications

This full-time position requires an earned doctorate (MA with doctorate-level coursework will be considered) in linguistics, Deaf Studies, education, foreign language instruction, or an appropriately related field. A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have (a) certification by the American Sign Language Teachers Association; (b) experience teaching college level American Sign Language (ASL) courses via face-to-face and distance methodologies; © experience working with students from diverse cultures; and (d) evidence of scholarship, national and state leadership, and/or grant activity.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior program administration experience is desired. Excellent writing, verbal and presentation communication (e.g., ASL and English) and strong interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration across the University, local communities and the nation is a vital component of the work. Experience or willingness to become proficient in grant writing and administration is helpful. Finally, a sophisticated knowledge of technology application in educational programs will be necessary.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00316
Position Number F99353
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 01/04/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach a cover letter highlighting suitability (e.g., qualifications, experiences) for the position, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial are accepted). Please include a list of three references with
the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Screening of applicants will begin immediately until position is filled.

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States are required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. If a degree is required, original transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.

Contact for Questions:
Ms. Sherry Schriver
Department of ASLIS
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1060
Sherry.Schriver@unco.edu
VP: Please email for an appointment

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents