Assistant Teaching Professor/Assistant Academic Specialist/Visiting Lecturer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 31, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor/Assistant Academic Specialist/Visiting Lecturer

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The American Sign Language (ASL) & Interpreting Education Program of Northeastern University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Academic Specialist or Visiting Lecturer to begin August 24, 2020. This is a benefits-eligible, non-tenure track, 9-month, renewable position.

In addition to teaching six classes a year in the areas of ASL/English Interpreting, Linguistics, ASL, and Deaf studies, faculty are expected to actively contribute to student community engagement and fieldwork placement identification, as well as serve on various committees and pursue professional development opportunities. For those hired at the Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Academic Specialist ranks, there is an established promotion ladder from Assistant to Associate to Full Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist and opportunity for multi-year contracts. The position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

At the time of appointment, candidates must have a master's degree or Ph.D. in Interpretation/translation, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies or a related field. Evidence of teaching excellence and academic contributions to the fields of ASL and Sign language linguistics, or Deaf Studies are required. Certification by the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) and/or from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) are preferred. Experience with academic learning management systems such as Canvas or Blackboard and other sign language teaching technology is strongly desired. The College is deeply committed to fostering excellence through diversity and welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Candidates who have native or near-native fluency in ASL and/or who are Deaf are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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Additional Information:
Applicants should submit of a letter of interest; a curriculum vita; 3 reference /recommendation letters, and a brief (1-2 page) statement of teaching philosophy, including a description of training and experience in teaching interpreting, translation, ASL, and/or sign language linguistics. Please note any background in online teaching, community engagement and service learning, research, or digital media. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

More information about the ASL & Interpreting Education Program may be found online. For information about employment at Northeastern University, see the Human Resources website. To apply, go to the Faculty Positions site at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website.

The ASL/English interpreting program at Northeastern is one of the first programs nationally accredited by the Commission Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). The program is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, which is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. 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 underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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