Iowa State: Lecturer in ASL & DHH, Student Services


Job Vacancy ID # 140259

Title: Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Student Services
Employing Departments: World Languages and Cultures AND Student Disability Resources
Appointment Conditions: Non Tenure Track, 9 months, Full Time, Appointment ending 5/15/17 with the possibility of renewal
Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014
Job Description: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dean of Students Office, and the Student Disability Resources Office invite applications for a Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) who will develop/teach courses in the area of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture while collaborating with the Student Disability Resources Office to provide student services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students at Iowa State University.
The individual selected for this position will develop and teach courses related to deaf culture and communication as well as provide direct services for ISU students (including interpreting/transliterating). The successful candidate will be a motivated instructor with a background in deaf culture/awareness.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures ( is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.
Iowa State University ( is an AAU-member, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline. Experience teaching sign language, interpreting, deaf culture, or related courses at a postsecondary institution
  • Permanent Professional license with the Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Transliterators at the time of hire Demonstrated ability to interpret both consecutively and simultaneously between ASL and spoken/written English.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please go to and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application.
To ensure consideration, submit application by: 04-25-2014
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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.