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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

ASL Instructor or Assistant Professor: ASL/English Interpreting Program Full-time Tenure Track Position

The Department of Exceptionality Programs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for one full-time tenure track position to teach ASL and Deaf Culture related courses. (Job #24900-20-149). The ASL/English Interpreting Program prepares students to work as interpreters in the Deaf community and is a four-year CCIE (Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education) accredited Bachelor Degree program.

Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities will include ASL and Deaf Culture related courses in the ASL/English Interpreting Program, teaching and/or supervising in other relevant areas that support the program. Expectations of this position include continued scholarship and service. Other duties such as advisement and assistance in program related events is expected. Instructional delivery can occur through online, traditional, and alternative instructional methods. Voluntary summer contracts may be available. 

Date of Appointment: Fall semester 2021.

Qualifying Education/Experience:

  • Earned Master’s degree in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistic, Interpreting or a closely related field from an accredited institution by August 14, 2021 
  • Experience teaching advanced levels of ASL in a post-secondary setting 

Preferred Criteria:  

  • ASLTA (American Sign Language Teachers Association) certification
  • Evidence of ASL skills at an ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) level 4 or higher
  • RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) CDI (Certified Deaf Interpreter) certification 
  • Prior experience in supervision of student interpreters
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations  
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and professional development 

Application Process: 

A complete application includes a letter of application addressing qualifications, experiences, and preferences for the position, curriculum vitae, official/unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, professional relationship, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referencesIn addition, please upload applicable certifications and certificates (RID, ASLTA, ASLPI…). Submit application materials online at www.bloomu.edu/jobs. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Co-Chair Department of Exceptionality Programs ASL/English Interpreting Program Search, Bridget Klein, at bklein@bloomu.edu . 

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. 

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 9, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu), to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Bloomsburg University Police Department to coordinate the University’s compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements.   Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.