Position Announcement Clinical Assistant Professor or Lecturer in American Sign Language Education Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences The University of Tennessee The American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Education, and Educational Interpreting faculty team members work collaboratively with other teacher education colleagues in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) within the highly-ranked College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. TPTE faculty members are characterized by high productivity, a strong commitment to educational excellence and equity, and commitment to the College’s goal of “enhancing quality of life through research, outreach, and practice.”
The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track position as a Clinical Assistant Professor or Lecturer in ASL Education. The position begins August 1, 2018.
Required qualifications include: (1) an earned Master’s degree in a related field; (2) fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) as demonstrated with a minimum Advanced or higher on the SLPI (Sign Language Proficiency Interview) or 4.0 on the ASLPI (ASL Proficiency Interview); (3) knowledge of the ACTFL and ASLTA Standards (4) active participation with professional organizations at the state and/or national level; (5) experience in regard to cultural, linguistic, gender, and ethnic diversity; and (6) evidence of potential to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in ASL.
Desired qualifications include: (1) an earned doctorate in American Sign Language, Linguistics, Interpreting, Education, Language and Culture, Second Language Learning, or a highly related field; (2) history of successful teaching and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students in ASL; (3) fluency in ASL as demonstrated with Advanced to Superior Plus on the SLPI or 4.0+ to 5 on the ASLPI; (4) experience teaching ASL as a second language to Pre K-12 students; (5) certification in ASL teaching by ASLTA; (6) knowledge of educational interpreting and certification in Interpreting by RID or EIPA (including Certified Deaf Interpreting); (7) knowledge of ASL/English bilingual education approaches and/or Deaf Education; (8) experience in the use of Canvas or other learning management systems, and application of technologies such as video editing skills and web development; and (9) demonstrated record or evidence of potential in creative activity/scholarship.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: (1) providing service to the ASL, Deaf Education, and Educational Interpreting team in the department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education; (2) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ASL and potentially other program areas such as Educational Interpreting and Deaf Education; (3) engaging in coordination/supervision of graduate interns and undergraduate practicum students; (4) actively engaging in service/community outreach; (5) advising students; and (6) serving on graduate student and departmental committees.
This 9-month non-tenure track appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. There is possibility of promotion in rank after five successful years at starting rank.
Initial review of candidates will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Send an electronic letter of application, curriculum vita, outline of key competencies/ experiences aligned with the required and desired qualifications and letters from three academic references to the search chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ASL Search in the subject line of the email.
Dr. Kimberly Wolbers and Dr. David Smith
Co-Chairs of Search Committee
A214 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
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