Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)
Position Title Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 016481 Department Communication Sciences & Disorders - 273100 Minimum Qualifications
An earned Master’s degree is required. We are seeking candidates with native or near native-like ASL skills to teach ASL and Deaf culture courses in the ASL minor.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.
Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have demonstrated the following: effectiveness in teaching upper-level ASL at the college level; the ability to collaborate with other ASL faculty on the development of ASL curricula, and lesson planning; and American Sign Language Teaching Association ( ASLTA ) certification.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ) is celebrating its 10th year as a college, and it is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with almost 3,600 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, and is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ( CAA ). In addition, the Department is home to the Charles and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, which provides speech, language, and hearing services as an outreach to the community and serves as the primary location for student clinical training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include teaching ASL courses and mentoring students.
Summer teaching may be possible.
As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application consists of the following:
(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy in a recorded video, maximum length of two minutes signed in ASL (attach the link to the video recording).
(4) a curriculum vitae.
(5) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.
(6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
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