Job Posting: UNF – ASL/English Interpreting Instructor

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education

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INSTRUCTOR, ASL/ENGLISH INTERPRETING

The University of North Florida, College of Education and Human Services, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position as an Instructor in the BS degree program in ASL/English Interpreting, beginning August 3, 2020.

Program Overview:

The BS program at UNF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. Established in 2007, the undergraduate program offers an innovative blended program with online and face-to-face classes for both native UNF students as well as transfer students from around Florida and the nation.   The Interpreting program also offers a master’s degree program, established in January 2009, with two concentrations: Interpreting Pedagogy (online plus 10-day summer sessions) and General Practitioner (online with one weekend per semester on campus). All UNF programs are philosophically devoted to service learning in the Deaf community, interpreting research, distance learning, and international study opportunities. 

Responsibilities:

This full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position requires teaching a variety of courses in face-to-face, blended and online classes in the ASL-English Interpreting undergraduate degree program. Courses include, but are not limited to, foundational interpreting courses, ASL language courses, interpreting and translating methods courses, linguistics, and field experience courses. In addition to teaching, the instructor will work with program faculty and leadership in the areas of online, blended, and traditional course development and revisions in accordance with the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, supervision of field experiences and internships, recruitment of students, and overall program support. In addition, this position requires participation in program, department and college service as appropriate for the level of position.

Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, ASL, Deaf Studies, or a closely related field
  2. Interpreter Certification (RID, AVLIC/CASLI, NAD IV-V) or experience as a consumer of interpreting services as a native user of American Sign Language.
  3. Experience teaching interpreting, ASL, or Deaf studies courses at the college or university level
  4. Experience with online Learning Management Systems
  5. Experience teaching online or blended courses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Native ASL fluency and skills
  • Experience designing and/or delivering online and/or blended courses in interpreting, ASL, or Deaf Studies
  • Certified Deaf Interpreter or experience working as a Deaf interpreter
  • ASLTA certification
  • Full-time experience teaching interpreting, ASL, or Deaf studies courses at the college or university level
  • Experience with, and commitment to, working with diverse populations
  • Expertise in curriculum design and program development
  • Ability and/or training to design and deliver online and blended courses

Application:

Details are available at https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/12172 – Position #317160

Applicants must complete an online application in OASys at http://www.unfjobs.org and must upload all required documents to be considered for this position. Once you finalize your completed application and have submitted the required documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for this position for your records. If you have any questions about the university or the search process contact Megan Porter at 904-620-1786. If you have any questions about the position itself, contact Dr. Len Roberson at len.roberson@unf.edu.  Applicants who do not apply on-line or do not upload all the required documentation will not be considered for this position.

Note: Applicants must submit additional documents online as part of the application. The Cover Letter/Letter of Interest should explain how your skills, preparation and experience fit the required and any preferred qualifications outlined above, your professional goals and how this position fits your goals. The letter should also include a link to a YouTube video in ASL that summarizes your background and goals.

Dates:

Application review date is October 9, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Len Roberson, Program Director and Search Committee Chair at len.roberson@unf.edu.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.