UNF – Asst/Assoc Professor of Interpreting

UNF logo with pictures of groups of studentsCOLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
At the University of North Florida

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ASL/ENGLISH INTERPRETING

The University of North Florida, one of 12 public universities in the State of Florida, enrolls approximately 16,300 students and has a full-time faculty of more than 500. Located on the historic First Coast, just 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and 10 miles from the heart of downtown Jacksonville, UNF is a nationally ranked, comprehensive urban university in the midst of a beautiful nature preserve of more than 1,300 acres. In addition to consistently being named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges, UNF was named one of the top 20 Best Value Colleges in the nation by Forbes magazine for the second year in a row and ranked among the 135 Best Colleges in the Southeast by Princeton Review for the fifth consecutive year. More than 150 academic programs are housed in five colleges: Arts and Sciences; Coggin College of Business; Computing, Engineering and Construction; Brooks College of Health; and Education and Human Services.

The University of North Florida, College of Education and Human Services, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-earning position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in the B.S. and M.S. degree programs in ASL/English Interpreting, beginning August 2016. This position requires teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs using distance technologies, designing online, hybrid, and traditional courses, advising graduate students, engaging in empirical research, committing to institutional and community service, and revising-developing curricula in accordance with the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.

The B.S. program at UNF, established in 2007, offers a hybrid 2+2 articulation model with 2-year interpreting degree programs around the state (AS to BS Concentration in General Practice) and a concentration in Community Interpreting for UNF students. The master’s degree program was implemented in January 2009 and has two concentrations: Interpreting Pedagogy (online plus 10-day summer sessions) and General Practitioner (online with one weekend per semester on campus). Both programs are philosophically devoted to service learning in the Deaf community, interpreting research, and international study opportunities. Summer teaching is available.

Nestled among more than 1,000 acres of trees, trails and lakes, the university is located in beautiful Jacksonville near beaches and the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind in historic St. Augustine.

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.

For complete information visit the University’s website.
Applicants must apply on-line and submit all required documentation at: http://www.unfjobs.org/

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

JACKSONVILLE & FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST

With Jacksonville as its hub, Florida’s First Coast encompasses a five-county area that includes the coastal communities of Mayport, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, as well as magnificent Amelia Island and historic St. Augustine, the oldest existing city in the United States. The First Coast offers many natural attractions, including over 50 miles of beaches, historic sites, and amusement centers.

With a population of nearly one million, Jacksonville is the nation’s 16th largest city, and with a median age of 32.7, it is the “youngest” major city in Florida. The city has experienced dynamic business growth, offering ample employment opportunities and an unparalleled lifestyle. Jacksonville has been rated the “Best Mid-Sized City in the United States” by Fortune, ranked among Money’s “Top 10 Best Places to Live,” and identified by Swing as one of the “Top 10 Coolest Places” for young adults to live and work. Jacksonville area schools have been recognized for excellence in education, and the area’s health care facilities offer an exceptional level of care.

THE UNIVERSITY

UNF is a relatively young university – established in 1972 – and it is growing rapidly in size and stature. The University has expanded from a handful of buildings at the end of a dirt road to a thriving campus with five colleges in a bustling section of Jacksonville. Yet UNF retains its small-campus feel, helped by its location amid beautiful lakes and nature trails situated on 1,381 acres. The campus also is midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean, which adds to the appeal of its location.

UNF is now showing up in nearly every national college ranking, putting the University at the top of some very impressive lists.  UNF even received the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.  And while the national recognition is an important benchmark of our quality and value, it is the small class sizes and individualized attention that have become hallmarks of a UNF education.

The University of North Florida is also known for providing students with Transformational Learning Opportunities, or TLOs as they are known on campus.  Each of our 16,500 students have a chance to take part in a life-changing experience – conducting research with faculty, taking part in community-based learning or studying abroad, which UNF students do at twice the national average.

Flagship programs at UNF are also gaining national attention.  These six programs show the ability to be the best in the nation.

THE COLLEGE

Our college offers a variety of programs to serve educational professionals in northeast Florida. We have undergraduate programs in fields such as special education, elementary education, and secondary education for people who are studying to be teachers. We have selected undergraduate programs for non-teaching professionals in areas such as sport management, deaf studies, and American Sign Language interpreting. We offer graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, special education, counseling, and educational leadership. The college offers a doctoral program in educational leadership.

As part of a regional university, with a comprehensive mission, we are closely connected with the schools and school districts in our region. The vision of the College of Education and Human Services is to educate professionals who will positively impact the lives of adults and children. In fulfilling this vision, we take our commitment to partnerships very seriously. Over seventy-five percent of our education graduates either take new positions in local schools or are already employed in the school districts. Over twenty-five percent of the newly hired teachers in Duval County, our largest service region, are graduates of our program. Our students complete extensive educational programs, including comprehensive clinical experiences in local schools and community agencies.