Lector, American Sign Language

Position description:

The Department of Linguistics at Yale University invites applications for a full-time Lector in American Sign Language to begin either on January 1st or on July 1, 2021. The initial appointment will run for three years, and is potentially renewable. The Lector will offer 5 courses in ASL and will be responsible for the continued development of the ASL curriculum.


The successful applicant will have completed an MA, PhD or equivalent degree in ASL, linguistics, applied linguistics, Sign Language Education, or a related field, will have experience in teaching ASL in an academic setting, will have native or near-native proficiency in ASL, and will have excellent command of written English. ASLTA Certification desirable, but not necessary.

Required documentation:
Applications for this position should be submitted at the website indicated below. The application should include: 

  1. a letter of application, 
  2. a current CV, 
  3. a statement laying out the applicant's teaching philosophy and experience, 
  4. evidence regarding teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor reviews),
  5. a sample syllabus (or other relevant teaching materials).
  6. three letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 30, 2020, but later applications may be considered until the position is filled. 

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we especially encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities. 

Application Deadline: to ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 30, 2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Application:  https://apply.interfolio.com/79478

Contact Information:
Suzanne al-Labban, Dept. Registrar, suzanne.al-labban@yale.edu or Raffaella Zanuttini, Chair, raffaella.zanuttini@yale.edu


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