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Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Assistant Professor

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 23R000 - College of Ed & Appl Human Sciences

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Faculty Full Time - 01

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Daniel Roush

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education seeks a tenure-track assistant professor. Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching undergraduate level interpretation, American Sign Language (ASL), and/or Deaf studies classes. Faculty members will 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/creative productivity and service at department, college, university and professional levels. Other duties will depend upon the needs of the ASLIE department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: MS/MA degree in interpreter education, ASL instruction, linguistics, Deaf studies, deaf education, or a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.

Experience: - Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language.
- College/university and/or P-12 experience.
- Because of the tight scope and sequence of our curriculum, the candidate must be team-oriented;
- Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the program, the profession, and the Deaf community;
- Possess teacher dispositions that include a commitment to student success, ethical character, critical and creative thinking, flexible, and superior communication skills. Faculty are expected to be accountable, self-directed, and life-long learners.

Licensure & Certifications: RID (CSC, CDI, CI, CT, NAD IV, NAD V, NIC, CASLI), BEI Advanced, and/or ASLTA certification

Preferred Qualifications:

-PhD or EdD in a related field
-SLPI Advanced Plus or higher, or ASLPI level 4 or higher
-Experience teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, or interpretation courses
-Experience mentoring students in language learning, interpreting skills, professional decision-making, and applied research projects
-Skill in curriculum development and instructional design
-Knowledge of CCIE standards
-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
-Ability to wisely use educational technology
-Experience delivering effective on-line and/or distance learning courses
-Experience developing applied research projects to solve practical problems and contributing new knowledge to the field.

Job Duties:

Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: Qualified Deaf applicants and/or those with native ASL skills and direct experience in the American Deaf community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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