Instructor or Lecturer with Expertise in American Sign Language
University of Georgia - Georgia

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College of Education Department of Communications and Special Education

The Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education invites applications for the position of Instructor or Lecturer with expertise in American Sign Language . This is a non-tenure-track position.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in ASL as a second language and furthering the development of ASL courses and programs. The successful applicant will be required to

Teach courses in ASL as a second language, currently at the undergraduate level

Participate in the development and revision of existing ASL programs, curricula, and student assessments

Participate in recruitment, advisement, and retention of students in ASL program

Contribute research or other scholarship in the field of ASL or ASL pedagogy

Contribute to departmental, college, university, and professional service

Required Qualifications include demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching ASL; native or native-like fluency in ASL (defined as ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better, or SLPI: ASL proficiency level of Superior-Superior Plus); professional-level fluency in written English; and ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification within a year of hire.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The rank of Lecturer requires an earned doctorate in ASL, Linguistics, Language Education, Deaf Studies, ASL interpreting, Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Special Education, or a closely related field. The rank of Instructor requires an earned master's degree in one of these fields. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Applicants should send:
letter of application

curriculum vitae or resume

undergraduate and graduate transcripts

In addition:
Either send a DVD or CD containing an audiovisual recording of 20 minutes of yourself providing ASL instruction, or provide a private link to such a video via youtube.com or vimeo.com .

Three letters of reference should be submitted on the applicant's behalf directly by the letter writers.

Submit all materials as printed hard copies (and DVD/CD, if selecting that option) to

Christopher Patterson, Ed.S.

Search Committee Co-Chair

Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education

533 Aderhold Hall

The University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-7152

cmpasl@uga.edu

Questions may be addressed to Mr. Patterson by email at cmpasl@uga.edu

Deadline for all application and materials will be November 1st, 2013. The starting date for the position will be August 5, 2014.

UGA ( www.uga.edu ) is a land grant/sea grant institution located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its quality of life with respect to the arts and outdoor activities ( www.visitathensga.com and www.georgia.gov ). Information about the department is at www.coe.uga.edu/csse .

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.

Institution Employment Link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com

CIP Discipline Code: American Sign Language (Asl) Degree Levels: Doctorate Masters Position Type: Faculty

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