ASL/English Interpreting & Deaf Studies
Framingham State University
The Department of World Languages at Framingham State University is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in the American Sign Language (ASL) Program, with concentrations in ASL/English Interpreting and in Deaf Studies. The successful candidate will teach ASL and Deaf Studies courses to prepare undergraduate students for professional careers as interpreters or as personnel in Deaf services agencies, residential programs, and educational and human service settings requiring fluency in ASL. In addition to teaching, the candidate is responsible for academic advising of students, and participation in departmental and committee activities. This position also entails coordinating the ASL Program, which includes a variety of duties such as hiring program faculty as needed, conducting advisory board meetings, responding to inquiries regarding the program, developing the class schedule every semester, coordinating curricular development for the program, and coordinating program assessment.
The position begins September 1, 2019.
- Masters Degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, ASL/English Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely related field.
- Three years minimum teaching experience within an ASL program at the college/university level
- Expert knowledge in ASL education and second-language (L2) instruction, or ASL linguistics, ASL literature, Deaf culture
- Proven experience in teaching advanced ASL courses beyond published textbooks
- Fluency in ASL as demonstrated with a minimum score of 4.0 on the ASL Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or equivalent assessment.
- Experience with, or a demonstrated willingness to, participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.
- PhD or EdD in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, ASL/English Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely related field.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience as outlined in Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining agreement.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online at http://framingham.interviewexchange.com by submitting:
- a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
- a CV/resume,
- a diversity statement*, and
- the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.
*A diversity statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. Diversity statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
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