College of Education and Applied Human
Dept Amer SL & Interpreter Educat
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
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.
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.
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: aslie.eku.edu.
- 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
- OR may substitute minimum of ASLPI Level 4,
SLPI Superior and obtain ASLTA certification within 2 years of
initial employment for continuation of contract.
PhD or EdD in a related field from an accredited or internationally
- 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
- Experience teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, or interpretation
- Ability to wisely use educational technology.
- Experience delivering effective on-line and distance learning
- Experience developing applied research projects to solve
practical problems and contributing new knowledge to the
- Experience mentoring students in language learning and applied
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Special Instructions Summary:
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
To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/20370