Job Posting: U of Louisville – Term Instructor – Director of ASL Interpreting Studies

University of Louisville

Term Instructor – Director of ASL Interpreting Studies

Position Description

A three-year, renewable based on the needs of the program, term instructor appointment beginning August 1, 2020.

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages’ American Sign Language Interpreting Studies program at the University of Louisville invites applicants for Term Instructor appointment.  As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language Interpreting Studies. The candidate will serve as a Term Instructor and the Director of ASL Interpreting Studies.

We seek applicants prepared to teach face-to-face undergraduate courses who are committed to teaching excellence, program development, scholarship, leadership, and collaboration with faculty, staff and community partners.

Minimum qualifications:

  • M.A. in Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language, Teaching ASL-English Interpreting, ASL Linguistics, or other closely related field by the time of appointment
  • Native or near-native proficiency in ASL
  • ASL interpreting certification from RID or other acceptable certifying body (e.g., NIC, CDI, CI/CT, AVLIC, etc.)

Candidate must be able to teach a combination of ITP courses such as:

  • ASL-to-English Interpreting
  • English-to-ASL Interpreting
  • Specialized Settings in Interpreting
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Multiculturalism in Interpreting
  • Other ITP/ASL courses as needed

Candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership through administrative tasks such as:

  • Oversee admissions to the BS in American Sign language Interpreting Studies
  • Provide reports and data tracking to the University as requested
  • Coordinate practicum observations, placements, and supervision
  • Coordinate Interpreting coursework and progression
  • Supervise ITP instructors
  • Oversee development of course assessment materials
  • Recruit instructors as needed
  • Promote the ASLIS program on campus and in the community
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicants with knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relative to interpreting and translation education, evidence of scholarly activity in the field of sign language interpreting, experience working collaboratively with the Deaf community, and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with administrators, colleagues, students, and community partners are desired.

Applicants must apply on-line at www.louisville.edu/jobs and attach one document containing:

  1. A cover letter indicating interest and how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. The names and complete contact information of three references (including two who can speak to the applicant’s success as a teacher)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Sample syllabus for an ASLIS-related course (interpreting focus)
  6. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. student or workshop evaluations)
  7. A scanned copy of the applicant’s graduate transcript

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

Faculty/Administrator

To apply for this position, follow the “Online App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

NOTE:

Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

EFFECTIVE 08/01/2018, the option to use an existing resume will no be longer available.  On or after this date, please use the option to “Upload a new resume” to attach your CV or resume document.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel – FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.