The University of Iowa program in American Sign Language (ASL) invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position for 2020-21 academic year. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year (20-24 s.h.) and contributing to curriculum and materials development for the program. This could be six sections of ASL per year (maximum 20 students per section) using an immersion curriculum ( Signing Naturally) or a combination of language and specialty courses taught in ASL. Summer employment possible if desired, dependent upon program needs and resources. Starting Date: August 19, 2020.
RequiredQualifications : fluency in ASL; Master's Degree in Teaching ASL or related field; American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or willingness to obtain certification once employed.
DesiredQualifications : Language teaching experience at the college level, ability to offer advanced courses such as ASL linguistics, ASL Literature, Deaf culture, Deaf studies, ASL/English interpreting, or Deaf education.
Candidates should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short video of their teaching philosophy signed in ASL, and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu . Refer to requisition number 73927. (Note: Please post the teaching video online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Screening begins April 20, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by videoconference.
The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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