Assistant Professor (Teacher Education-Deaf Education and American Sign Language Programs)

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Teacher Education in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 1, 2021.  To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek applicants with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch and progress through their intellectual journey. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses face-to-face and online in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

The Department of Teacher Education is comprised of 30 faculty with 26 initial teacher, advanced teacher, and service degree programs.  The department supports students at all levels of their career pathways and is a partner with schools and programs throughout the South Georgia region.  For more information on the department visit

For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Paine, Interim Department Head, by email or phone 229-333-5611.    


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate-level in the Deaf Education Program and the American Sign Language Studies program; supervising field experiences and clinical practice; fostering relationships with teachers and administrators across the state, and supporting schools within the region; mentoring candidates of diverse cultures and backgrounds; maintaining scholarly productivity; participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.


  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. with a Master’s in Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or a closely related field by appointment date;
  • Native/near-native proficiency in ASL;
  • Nationally certified interpreter (RID, NAD/NIC);
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • University/College level teaching in ASL to English interpreting, ASL, and deaf education courses;
  • Face-to-Face and Online teaching experience;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in 21st century educational, business, and community settings.  The College is home to five departments (Leadership, Technology, and Workforce Development, Teacher Education, Human Services, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Library and Information Studies).  The Dewar College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), is an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) award-winning institution and is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). In addition, several of the college programs are accredited or nationally recognized by their specialized professional organizations. 

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 12,500. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit  

Online application is required.   

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.