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Job Posting: IUPUI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR  
PROGRAM IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/ENGLISH INTERPRETING
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Liberal Arts, Department of World Languages and Cultures

POSITION:  The Department of World Language and Cultures at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Sign Language/English Interpreting, with expertise in ASL linguistics (applied) and Interpreting to begin August 2014.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field and evidence of successful teaching of courses in ASL/English Interpreting.  RID Certification required.  Significant experience as an interpreter required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Teaching:  Interpreting and translation courses; linguistics courses and possibly language courses at the undergraduate level.

Research:  Pursuit of research interests leading to publication.  Public dissemination of research findings at colloquia and other professional meetings.

Service:  Committee work and other service activities for the university, the profession, and the community.  Outreach to regional ASL and ASL/English Interpreting educators and practicing interpreters.

SALARY:  Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Appointment includes generous medical insurance and retirement benefits paid in whole or in part by Indiana University.

THE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1969, IUPUI is an urban campus with the dynamic flavor of a metropolitan city of 1.4 million.  The campus is just west of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance of the state capitol and the site of numerous businesses, as well as art, sports, education and health facilities.  Its location presents strong opportunities for internships, partnerships, and community engagement.

Based in one of the largest cities in the Mid-West, IUPUI is a campus of more than 30,000 students bringing together the strengths of Indiana University and Purdue University to offer one of the widest ranges of degrees in the US. IUPUI is ranked third in “up and coming” American universities and 8th best public college in the Midwest and is renowned for service learning and civic engagement.

The School of Liberal Arts http://liberalarts.iupui.edu is composed of 11 humanities and social science departments and 10 interdepartmental programs.  It has a resident faculty of about 220, a large and well-qualified part-time faculty, and about 1,500 majors.  The School of Liberal Arts serves a very diverse population of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

IUPUI’s ASL/English Interpreting Program is housed in the World Languages and Cultures Department in the School of Liberal Arts http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/wlac/ which offers undergraduate majors in ASL/English Interpreting, Spanish, French, and German, minors in Classical Studies, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese Studies, and provides courses in Greek, Italian, and Latin.  The Department also offers a Certificate in Translation Studies in French, German and Spanish.  A Master of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish (M.A.T.) is offered jointly with the University of Salamanca.

The Program in ASL/English Interpreting offers a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Certificate in ASL/English Interpreting for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. 

The ASL classes are thriving and the number of majors in the Program in ASL/English Interpreting has nearly quadrupled in the last five years.  Typically, there are more than 300 students taking ASL classes and we currently have 64 majors in the BS and Certificate Programs in ASL/English Interpreting.

CONTACT:
Candidates should submit their letter of application with comments on teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, one (research) writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

Janet Acevedo, Director,
ASL/English Interpreting Program,
IUPUI Department of World Languages and Cultures,
425 University Blvd., CA 421A,
Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Materials may be sent electronically to Janet Acevedo at jacevedo@iupui.edu.  Review of applications will start November 15th and position will be open until filled.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Janet Acevedo, IUPUI Department of English, 425 University Blvd., CA 422, Indianapolis, IN 46202 a reasonable time in advance.  Phone: (317) 274-4025 (voice), or (317) 493-0364 (VP).