Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Education/ASL Interpreting
Utah State University - Salt Lake City, UT

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Department Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMD)

Location Salt Lake Campus

Position Summary
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month position at the Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a background in Deaf Education/ ASL Interpreting and provide leadership to a cooperative program between Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Training Program (Associate degree level) and Utah State University (Bachelor degree level), While a member of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in Logan, UT, the successful candidate will be housed at the USU Regional Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1. Serve as a liaison between the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Interpreter Training Program and Utah State University (USU) Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
2. Develop upper division undergraduate ASL and interpreting curricula leading to a bachelor degree in consultation with the SLCC Interpreter Training coordinator
3. Assess student ASL and interpreting competencies; provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate students having completed a major in interpreting at SLCC and assist them in upper division curriculum choices to achieve their bachelor’s degree at USU
4. Teach 3-4 courses (12-16 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) in American Sign Language, interpreter related courses, and Deaf culture courses, using current pedagogical practices
5. Present professional information to the profession and the public
6. Participate in state and national professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications
1. An earned doctorate degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Educational Administration and Supervision, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, Instructional Design, or a related area
2. Demonstrated strength in ASL, interpreting, and English
3. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and inter-higher education institution team
4. Advanced or superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversations
5. State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Preferred Qualifications
1. Five years of teaching ASL/interpreting in higher education
2. Five or more years in Educational Administration /Supervision related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting; and, an in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, deafness, and communication issues
3. Experience in curriculum development
4. International Deaf Education and/or interpreting experience
5. Record of writing and receiving grants related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting
6. Experience in community outreach and recruitment
7. Evidence of involvement and leadership on the national level in Deaf Education and/or interpreting (Council on Education of the Deaf, RID, etc.)

Review Date 11-07-2013

Position Close Date Open Until Filled

Salary Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

Requisition Number 054168

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.