Job: Arizona State – ASL Instructor

ASU - School of International Letters and Cultures - Arizona State University

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY seeks applications for the position of Instructor in the area of American Sign Language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and/or upper division ASL language courses at all levels (elementary through advanced level) in hybrid/in-person and online at both Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, hold office hours and work closely with the program coordinator to prepare syllabi, lectures, class materials, and class assignments. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug.16 – May 15). A typical full-time course load is four classes per academic semester. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, the needs of the university, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Anticipated start date is August 2020.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty. Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in American Sign Language pedagogy, Deaf Studies, applied linguistics, linguistics, or related field, by time of appointment.
  • Three years’ experience in higher education teaching American Sign Language courses (elementary through advanced level), and evidence of effective teaching.
  • Native/near-native proficiency in both American Sign Language and English.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate ASL language courses that complement the School’s existing program. For related information, please see: https://silc.asu.edu/degree-programs/american-sign-language.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and/or appropriate technologies in language instruction.
  • Experience with ACTFL proficiency standards and proficiency-based approaches to teaching American Sign Language.
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of another sign language.

Application Instructions

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/71740 submittingcomplete dossier which consist of the following:

  1. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, and how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Contact information for 3 references.

Applicants last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Pamela Howard, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: phoward@asu.edu. Initial application deadline is January 13, 2020, 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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