Faculty Non-Tenure Track-9 Mo. (American Sign Language, #999354)

Opportunity at Kent State Univ. for a full-time non-tenure-track Lecturer or Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) to begin August 2022. Master’s Degree required by date of appointment; Master’s in ASL or ASL-related field (Deaf Studies, Linguistics, etc.) preferred. Teaching experience required; university teaching experience preferred. Potential for excellence in teaching is essential; documented involvement with the Deaf Community is desirable. Documented proficiency in ASL is required via score report of Advanced or higher on the SLPI, or Level 3 or higher on the ASLPI. The successful candidate will teach a full range of ASL courses in a B.A. in ASL as a Foreign Language degree program, particularly courses in Deaf culture and ASL linguistics. The program is primarily for hearing students who are studying ASL as a foreign language or for majors in one of several programs on campus preparing students to work in the Deaf World. Position requires the ability to work in a multi-language department that includes faculty and students in translation and language pedagogy, as well as ability to work with faculty in the College of Education.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Deaf/HH individuals are encouraged to apply. Please submit an online application and attach a letter of application, current vita, diversity statement, graduate transcript(s), and documentation of proficiency in ASL at the Advanced level or higher. Send three current confidential letters of recommendation to: Dr. Keiran J. Dunne, Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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