Job Posting: University of New Mexico – ASL Lecturer

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language interpreting, and service.
The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or related field by time of appointment.
  • Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a university of college setting.
  • Native or near-native ASL competence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or related field by time of appointment.
  • Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
  • Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and part-time instructors as needed.
  • ASLTA and/or RID certification.
  • Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning).
  • Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
  • Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.
Date for best consideration:            May 6, 2015
Closing Date: Open until filled 
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.
For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0829693.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.