Assistant Professor of Linguistics (ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures) 2631

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

California State University, Long Beach

Recruitment Number: 2631
Position: Assistant Professor of Linguistics (ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures)
Effective Date: August 17, 2021(Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline, or Ed.D. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree by August 1, 2021.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching.
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated excellence in effective teaching of undergraduate students learning ASL and Deaf cultures.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in teaching American Sign Language courses using the "Signing Naturally" curricula.
  • Possession of an ASLTA certification.
  • Demonstrated excellence in appropriate-level scholarly and creative activities focused on local, national, and/or global deaf sign languages and d/Deaf identities and cultures.
  • Demonstrated collaboration with local, and/or national American and/or global d/Deaf communities.

  • Teach ASL language courses to undergraduate students in ASLD levels one through five. Teach ASLD language and culture courses and linguistics courses as appropriate to training. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.
  • Produce appropriate-level scholarly work and creative activities focused on deaf sign languages and Deaf cultures.
  • Work within the ASLD program with existing faculty to connect with, and to build relations with local, national, and global d/Deaf communities.
  • Engage in appropriate departmental, college, university, and community service

    CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

    Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

    How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Two samples of scholarly work on sign language linguistics, or Deaf cultures-related work
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
    - A signed SC-1 form,
    - Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references,
    - An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available), and
    - Copy of ASLTA certification, if applicable

    Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically at:

    Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation finalist section.

    Required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

    Dr. Barbara LeMaster, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Linguistics, ASLD Program
    California State University, Long Beach
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-0902 or (562) 985-2725

    Review of applications to begin November 16, 2020
    Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled)

    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.