Lecturer, American Sign Language, Fall 2021

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  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
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  • Description

    The World Languages and Cultural Studies Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time lecturer opening to teach the following undergraduate course: American Sign Language.

    Ideally the successful candidate will have:

    -- a Master’s Degree in ASL pedagogy, applied linguistics, Deaf Studies, or a related field

    -- native-equivalent fluency in ASL

    -- two years of ASL teaching experience at the university level as well as extensive knowledge of the Deaf culture and Deaf community.

    The fall ASL courses have already been scheduled. Here are the times:

    ASL 101A: TTh9:30-10:45, F10:05-10:55

    ASL 101B: TTh11:00-12:15, F11:10-12:00

    As a student-centered department, we are looking for instructors who bring enthusiasm, compassion, and good organizational skills to the classroom.

    Also required is the ability to successfully work with a diverse student population and commitment to student learning and outcomes.

    Required applicant documents: Please send electronic application packets only. Included in the application should be a letter expressing interest, current curriculum vitae (CV), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names (contact numbers/email) of three references. Optional documents: certifications or credentials in relevant areas. Applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

    Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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