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Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor

Position Number: F00311P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Fulltime Faculty
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Education and Applied Human Sciences
Unit: Dept Amer SL & Interpreter Educat
Contact Person: Danny Roush
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The American Sign Language and Interpreter Education (ASLIE) department at Eastern Kentucky University has a CCIE accredited ASL & English Interpretation BS program and a minor in ASL Studies. We offer an ASL-rich environment for students, faculty and staff. We feature an ASL Lab and the latest technology. Our programs are supported by 8 full time faculty, 1 full time ASL Lab staff along with 5 support staff members.

Position Summary:
Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate level American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf studies, and/or interpretation courses. Faculty members primarily teach face-to-face classes. Online synchronous or asynchronous formats may also be used from time to time. In addition to strong teaching abilities, this position requires scholarly productivity and service at department, college, university and professional levels. Other duties will depend upon the needs of the ASLIE department. Because of the tight scope and sequence of our curriculum, the selected candidate must be team-oriented. The selected candidate must be committed to diversity and possess teacher dispositions that include a commitment to student success, ethical character, critical and creative thinking, and superior communication skills. Faculty are expected to be self-directed and life-long learners.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MS/MA Degree in ASL instruction, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Interpreting or a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
  • Current certification from ASL Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) and/or hold certification from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
    • OR may substitute minimum of ASLPI Level 4, SLPI Superior and obtain ASLTA certification within 2 years of initial employment for continuation of contract.

  • College/university experience or K-12 teaching experience.
  • Qualified Deaf applicants and/or those with native or near native-like skills and direct experience in the American Deaf community are strongly encouraged to apply. View more information about our department on our website:

Desired Qualifications:
PhD or EdD in a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
  • Skill in curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Knowledge of ASLTA standards for learning ASL.
  • Knowledge of NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and ACTFL performance descriptors for language learning.
  • Teaching experience using the Signing Naturally curriculum.
  • Experience teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, or interpretation courses.
  • Ability to wisely use educational technology.
  • Experience delivering effective on-line and distance learning courses.
  • Experience developing applied research projects to solve practical problems and contributing new knowledge to the field.
  • Experience mentoring students in language learning and applied research projects.

Posting Number: F00311P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 02/18/2022
Application Review Date:
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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