Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities
FT/PT: Full Time
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of the American Sign Language Program, with a preferred start date of Summer or Fall 2019. Northeastern University's accredited ASL Program offers a major to prepare individuals to interact effectively with members of the American Deaf community. Students acquire linguistic, cognitive, and ethical decision-making skills as well as the socio-cultural knowledge necessary to serve as ASL/English interpreters. Students can pursue a combined major in Linguistics, Psychology, Theater, or Human Services.
The successful candidate will have a strong leadership record, preferably with experience in program accreditation, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. The Director is responsible for leading program operations and curriculum. The Director aligns program activities with the mission and interdisciplinary initiatives of the College and the University, including the emphases in resilience, sustainability, and health. Experience with research and grants in order to contribute to the Department of Education-funded Center for Atypical Language Interpreting is desirable. The successful candidate maintains the legacy of Northeastern University's ASL program, while advancing cultural training, language excellence, and Deaf and DeafBlind Community partnerships. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
Commensurate with candidate's qualifications, this faculty appointment will be at the rank of Professor of the Practice, or Associate or Full Teaching Professor, or Senior Academic Specialist
A Master's degree is required, a PhD or its equivalent is preferred. RID Interpreter Certification or equivalent is required.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome). Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.
Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the contact information of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.
To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click
Internal Number: 60124
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.