Assistant Professor of ASL

Full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in American Sign Language (ASL) to begin August 2022. The successful candidate should be a specialist in American Sign Language as well as have a strong commitment to research and professional service. Candidates with experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary work will be given priority. Experience in online instruction and interpreting, and knowledge of a language other than English are welcome.


Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The new ASL Assistant Professor will:


  • Teach courses in ASL
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities appropriate for an R1 institution, or demonstrate potential for such activity
  • Participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Serve the department as needed


The successful candidate will serve as coordinator of the department’s ASL program and will be tasked with building the program toward a minor. 


Required qualifications 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in ASL, Deaf studies, Disability studies, or relevant field at the time of joining the faculty. Strong leadership skills are also required. 


Department Information 

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: 

·      Resume/CV

·      Cover Letter/Statement Interest

·      Statement of Research Interest

·      3 Letters of Recommendation

For best consideration, materials should be provided by January 15, 2022.


Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Lonny Harrison (


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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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