Job Posting: UNC Director of ASL & Interpreting Studies

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: Associate Professor & Director, Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies
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Position Number: F99385
Job Summary/Basic Function: Strategic administrative leadership and oversight of the Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) that designs, develops, and delivers ASL and interpreting programs, which include undergraduate and graduate academic programs, offered in on-campus and online formats. Solicit and implement federal grant-funded programs. Plan and manage multiple budgets, HR processes, reporting and other associated academic department responsibilities.
Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:
This full-time 12-month tenure-track position requires an earned doctorate in interpreting, linguistics, education, or an appropriately related field from an accredited university; a minimum of five years of educational administration; three years of relevant teaching experience; and three years of experience in distance-delivered instruction. Evidence of strategic planning, budget management, HR processes, reporting functions, and other associated responsibilities of an academic department are expected. Qualified applicants are expected to document: (a) nationally recognized professional credentials in the field of interpreting and/or ASL instruction; (b) quality scholarship; (c) service to the university, and/or the field of ASL instruction and/or interpreter education; (d) a student-centered focus; and, (e) a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
Exemplary writing, verbal and presentation communication (e.g., English and American Sign Language) and exceptional interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration across the university and the nation are a vital component of the Department’s work. As part of this skill set, staff development and team building experiences are sought since online academic programs and federal grants typically engage individuals from around the US. Prior grant writing and management experience is desired, as is national and/or state leadership experience. In addition, the ability to organize and facilitate small and large conferences, learning events, and projects is valuable. Experience conducting action research is also highly desirable; as is a familiarity with the CCIE accreditation expectations and procedures. Finally, a sophisticated knowledge of technology applications in educational programs will be necessary.
Position Description:
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a full-time 12-month Associate Professor & Director position that is primarily administrative in nature but will have teaching responsibilities. The position does include an expectation of summer employment. Primary responsibilities are the strategic administrative leadership and oversight of the Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies. The current academic program offerings are: (a) the ASL I-IV liberal arts core series, (b) the ASL Minor, (c) the on-campus and online BA in ASL-English Interpretation, and (d) the online MA in Teaching ASL (http://www.unco.edu/doit). This position requires extensive interactions with community stakeholders (i.e., Deaf Community, interpreters, state and professional agencies), as well as internal collaborative opportunities that exist with other departments/schools and their respective faculty as well as the university community at large. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct and publish research, as well as participate in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.
Closing Date: Until filled
Requested Start Date: 7/1/16
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach a cover letter highlighting suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Please include a list of three references with the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Screening of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. For more information or to apply go the posting link: http://careers.unco.edu/postings/359 
Contact for questions regarding the position may be referred to:
Name, title: Sherry Schriver, Assistant
Department: American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies
Phone: 970-351-1060
Email: Sherry.Schriver@unco.edu
VP: Please email for an appointment
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits may include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. 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. If a degree is required, original transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.
Tuition Grants for Dependents:
Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. Dependent Tuition Grants will cover in-state tuition charges and undergraduate students must register for the College Opportunity Fund to receive the grant. Further requirements may exist.
Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a research intensive institution enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 55 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.
Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.
The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.
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