Full-time, non-tenure track Professor of Instruction in American Sign Language

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The Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University in Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track Professor of Instruction in American Sign Language beginning in Fall 2024. Responsibilities will include teaching 8 in-person ASL courses (2-3-3 for 2024-25) at various levels, with the possibility of advanced topics courses such as Deaf Culture and ASL Literature. This position also offers opportunities to teach courses in English for DePaul’s Liberal Studies Program (with interpreter support as needed). Additional duties include directing the ASL Program, which entails course scheduling, oversight of ASL part-time faculty, course and curriculum development, student advising, organizing cultural events and activities, and working with student organizations to promote the study of ASL and encourage connections with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

Required qualifications:

  • native or near-native proficiency in ASL (ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better is preferred);
  • a minimum of a Master's degree in Sign Language Teaching, Deaf Studies, or a closely related field;
  • a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level;
  • demonstrated experience in course and curriculum development.

Applicants must upload

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter that addresses applicant’s professional formation, teaching experience, and approach to ASL pegagogy;
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • at least one year’s worth of student course evaluations; and
  • sample teaching materials.

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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