Job Posting: Professor & Coordinator – ASL-English Interpretation Program

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Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies
McKee 114 – Box 106 • Greeley, CO 80639 • unco.edu/cebs/asl-interpreting

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Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor & Coordinator, ASL-English Interpretation Program

Position Number: F99621

The American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) Department at the University of Northern Colorado is actively searching to fill a tenure-track assistant/associate professor & program coordinator position.  We are located in the beautiful state of Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Colorado ranks high in the nation in regards to outdoor pursuits, innovation, “future livability” and has the second highest percentage of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree.  The ASLIS Department is a state-funded academic department that has a long history of established online education (formerly known as the DO IT Center) and we now have a campus-based residential program in addition to the online program.  We also offer American Sign Language for liberal arts and an American Sign Language minor, along with a graduate degree in Teaching ASL.  The BA in ASL-English Interpretation (ASLEI) is a vibrant, well-established and growing program that is CCIE accredited.  UNC is an R2 institution with a commitment to balancing scholarship and teaching.  The university provides an outstanding benefit package to employees.  We are looking for someone to join our exciting nationwide program here in Colorado.  We welcome applications from individuals who may not have yet been published but are willing to conduct and publish research, which is a requirement to earn tenure.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Coordinates the on-campus and online American Sign Language-English Interpretation BA program; recruits/supervises teaching faculty; oversees/contributes to the development/delivery of competency-based curriculum; evaluates student skills/knowledge; advise students; supervises field placements; assists with program assessment; works with community stakeholders (Deaf community, interpreters, state and professional agencies); conducts research; and, participates in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

This full-time 12-month position requires an earned doctorate (MA with doctorate level coursework will be considered) in interpreting, linguistics, ASL, intercultural communication, education, foreign language instruction, or an appropriately related field. A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have: (a) current certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA); (b) experience teaching college level interpreting coursework via face-to-face and distance methodologies; (c) experience working with students from diverse cultures; and (d) evidence of scholarship, national and state leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior program administration experience desired. Excellent writing, verbal and presentation communication (e.g., English and American Sign Language) and strong interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration across the University, local communities and the nation are a vital component of the work. Familiarity with the CCIE accreditation expectations and

procedures preferred. Experience or a willingness to become proficient in grant writing/administration will be needed. Finally, a sophisticated knowledge of technology applications in educational programs will be necessary.

Position Description:

The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a full-time 12-month Assistant/Associate Professor & Coordinator for the ASL English Interpreting program position that will have administrative and teaching responsibilities. The position does include an expectation of summer employment. Primary responsibilities are the coordination of the ASLEI baccalaureate degree programs both on the main campus and online: recruit and supervise teaching faculty; oversee and contribute to the development of competency-based curriculum; evaluate student skills and knowledge; oversee program assessment; advise students; and work with community stakeholders (Deaf community, interpreters, state and professional agencies.). This position requires a strong foundation in curricular design and competency-based education, as well as extensive knowledge of interpreter education teaching resources. Strong interactions with professional colleagues—particularly those who teach ASL and interpreting—will be required. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct and publish research, as well as participate in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.

Closing Date: Until filled

Requested Start Date: Aug. 13, 2018

Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:

Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach a cover letter highlighting suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Please include a list of three references with the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Screening of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. For more information or to apply to this position go the Posting link: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/1969

Additional Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. If a degree is required, original transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.

Contact for Questions:

Name, Title: Sherry Schriver, Assistant
Department: Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies
Phone: 970-351-1060
Email: Sherry.Schriver@unco.edu
VP: Please email for an appointment

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits may include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Other benefits may be available based on position. 

Tuition Grants for Dependents:

Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as .5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. Dependent Tuition Grants will cover in-state tuition charges and undergraduate students must register for the College Opportunity Fund to receive the grant. Further requirements may exist.

Location and Environment:

The University of Northern Colorado is a research-intensive institution enrolling 13,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 55 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.

Additional Information:

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.