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LECTURER IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Requisition # 71725

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa program in American Sign Language invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position for 2018-19 academic year, renewable for an additional two years (2019-2020, 2020-2021) and then renewable in three year increments pending positive teaching reviews and college authorization.  Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year (20-24 s.h.) and contributing to curriculum and materials development for the program. This could be six sections of ASL per year (maximum 20 students per section) using an immersion curriculum (Signing Naturally) or a combination of language and specialty courses taught in ASL. Summer employment possible if desired, dependent upon program needs and resources. Starting Date: August 15, 2018.



Requires Qualifications: fluency in ASL; Master’s Degree in Teaching ASL or related field; American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or willingness to obtain certification once employed.



Desired Qualifications: Language teaching experience at the college level, ability to offer advanced courses such as ASL linguistics, ASL Literature, Deaf culture, Deaf studies, ASL/English interpreting, or Deaf education.



Candidates should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short video of their teaching philosophy signed in ASL, and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 71725. (Note: Please post the teaching video online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Screening begins November 1, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.



The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

Master’s Degree in Teaching ASL or related field in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Certifications:

American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or willingness to obtain certification once employed.

Desirable Qualifications:

Language teaching experience at the college level; ability to offer advanced courses such as ASL linguistics, ASL Literature, Deaf culture, Deaf studies, ASL/English interpreting, or Deaf education.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Additional Application Materials


Materials:Short video of teaching philosophy signed in ASL. Please post the teaching video online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.


Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
PHILLIPS HALL
16 CLINTON ST N
111-C PH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/asl



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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