Term Instructor – American Sign Language (ASL)
Institution: University of Louisville, Department of Classical & Modern Languages
A one-year term instructor appointment beginning August 1, 2021. This position is renewable based on the needs of the program.
The Department of Classical & Modern Languages’ American Sign Language Interpreting Studies program at the University of Louisville invites applicants for full-time Term Instructor appointment. As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language Interpreting Studies. The ASL faculty teach all levels of ASL to a diverse student body using an immersive approach. Full-time faculty are expected to teach, assess; communicate effectively through ASL and written English; participate in department, division, and college-wide committees; and engage in ongoing professional development, including equity training.
We seek applicants prepared to teach face-to-face undergraduate courses who are committed to teaching excellence, program and curriculum development, leadership, and collaboration with faculty, staff, and community partners. Active engagement with the Deaf community is expected. This position is subject to final budget approval.
- MA or higher in ASL Education, ASL Linguistics, or other closely related field
- 2+ years of teaching ASL experience at the college level.
- Native or near-native proficiency in ASL
- Evidence of teaching excellence
- Understanding of best teaching practices and instructional pedagogy
- Commitment to fostering a diverse and equitable learning environment
- Proficiency teaching in multiple modalities- face to face, hybrid, and online (synchronous and asynchronous)
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to demonstrate ongoing reflective practice
- ASLTA certification
- Proficiency with various instructional technologies, preferably Blackboard, Zoom, and GoReact
- Evidence of involvement in broader institutional activities (e.g., committees, work groups)
- Scholarly research and activities that expand the knowledge base of ASL education
- Involvement in local, state, and national organizations that promote best practices in ASL Education
- Proficient at navigating cross-cultural communication in an academic setting
- Involvement in the Deaf community
- Ability to develop creative learning activities to meet the needs of diverse learners
How to Apply
Applicants must apply on-line and attach one document containing:
1. A cover letter indicating interest and how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Letters of recommendation from three references (including two who can speak to the applicant’s success as a teacher)
4. Statement of teaching philosophy
5. Sample syllabus for an ASLIS-related course (ASL focus)
6. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. student or workshop evaluations)
7. A scanned copy of the applicant’s graduate transcript
Inquiries may be addressed to Sonja Smith, chair of the search committee, Sonja.Smith@louisville.edu.
To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by June 14, 2021 at 7pm. The review of applications will begin June 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.852.6258.
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