Instructional/Support Faculty - American Sign Language and Interp Education - Tenure Track RIT

Instructional/Support Faculty - American Sign Language and Interp Education - Tenure Track
Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 3582BR

NTID ASL & Interpreting Education

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Posting Rank:
Assistant Professor

Posting Tenure Status:

Position Title:
Instructional/Support Faculty

Detailed Job Description:
The new Interpreting Assistant Professor will:
• Teach Interpreting skills and theory courses in the Interpreting program
• Develop and revise ongoing curriculum to keep up with our standards
• Conduct research and scholarly activities
• Attend professional development activities
• Participate in communication development activities
• Serve the department, institute and the community as needed

Department Description:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Job Requirements:
• Terminal Degree or ABD at the time of start of job in an appropriate discipline related to the field of Sign Language Interpreting instruction or a relevant field (for example: Applied Linguistics, Cross-Culture Communication, Communication, Curriculum and instruction)
• Knowledge of and skills in pedagogy and content of Sign Language Interpreting, including significant curriculum development experience
• Demonstrated scholarly activities
• Demonstrated native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
• RID certification or equivalent
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Minimum Education Qualfications:

How to Apply:
Apply online at

Please submit: your application; curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
• A brief teaching philosophy
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Statement on diversity and inclusion
• Documentation of American Sign Language proficiency

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:
Dr. Joseph Hill
Kathy Miraglia

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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