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VISITING INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ASL

Requisition # 73877

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Negotiable
Position Description:

The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa is searching for a visiting faculty position beginning in August 2020 to teach courses in American Sign Language. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible reappointment of one additional year, pending College approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary will be based on number of courses taught and commensurate on rank.



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.



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 73877. (Note: Please post the teaching video online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Screening begins February 24, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by 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.

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:A short video of your teaching philosophy signed in ASL should be posted online. Please 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 North Clinton Street
111-C PH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://asl.uiowa.edu/



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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