Posting: University of New Hampshire – Asst Director ASL/Deaf Studies

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Assistant Director and Lecturer: ASL/Deaf Studies

 The University of New Hampshire, Manchester Campus invites applications for the position of Assistant Director and Lecturer of ASL/Deaf Studies. As the urban, primarilycommuter college of the University of New Hampshire, UNH-M serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional learners.  The college actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with a mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. Applicants may visit our website (www.manchester.unh.edu) to learn more about the College’s mission and its curriculum.

This Assistant Director/Lecturer position begins January 2020 and is a non-tenure-track appointment with a one-year renewable contract. The person in this position willcoordinate the ASL/Deaf Studies component of the ASL/English Interpreting program, revise/update the ASL/Deaf Studies curriculum as needed, serve as advisor to students in the program and to the student-run ASL Club, supervise part-time ASL/Deaf Studies instructors and ASL lab instructors, supervise the ASL tutor(s), assist with recruitment efforts, help coordinate program events, maintain and support connections with the Deaf community, and assess the ASL fluency of students new to the program.  The person will alsoteach six courses in ASL/Deaf Studies and may teach courses in ASL/English translation or interpretation (if needed and appropriate). The teaching load is 3 courses per semester and courses range from introductory to advanced courses in ASL/Deaf Studies.

The program has met the National Interpreter Education Standards since 1999, was the first interpreting program in the country to be accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education (CCIE) in 2007 and was the first program to be re-accredited in 2017. Opportunities exist to develop innovative approaches to teaching, engagement, and experiential learning in this nationally recognized program.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Interpretation, or a related field; a Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates who are multicultural, have native or near-native fluency in ASL, and are Deaf are especially encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence and academic contributions to the fields of ASL and Deaf Studies are required. Also, American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification is preferred. Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID) would also be beneficial. Comfort with a Learning Management Systems such as Canvas or Blackboard and other technology-based teaching tools such as GoReact is also useful.

To apply, please visit: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/33499. Applicants should be prepared to upload a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae (CV), evidence of teaching effectiveness (typically submitted in the form of teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references. Review of applications begins September 15 and continues until the position is filled.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.