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Lecturer of American Sign Language

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Lecturer of American Sign Language



FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dept of World Languages and Cultures

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Dr. Maria Barker


Sam Houston State University
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Box 2147
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of World Languages and Cultures ( WOLC ) at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to teach introductory and intermediate (1000- and 2000- levels) American Sign Language ( ASL ) courses, with a 4/4 teaching load, starting August 2023.

Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), and online. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Must have an M.A. in ASL, Deaf Studies, or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in American Sign Language and/or Deaf Studies. Candidates must demonstrate high degree of competence in both productive and receptive ASL skills.

Experience Required for the Position
  • Demonstrated instructional excellence.
  • Knowledge of current concepts and methods in ASL learning and instruction, including those related to online course delivery and language learning technology.
  • Online teaching experience and/or willingness to teach online courses.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a team.
  • Willingness to participate in and contribute to goals of the ASL and Deaf Studies program.
Other Requirements for the Position

Required Application Materials:

Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of March 19, 2023 will be considered; each package must include all seven (7) of the items listed below:

1) a cover letter clearly addressing teaching experience.
2) a full CV.
3) a copy of graduate transcripts (must include a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in American Sign Language and/or Deaf Studies)
4) a statement of teaching philosophy.
5) evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)
6) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (at least one letter should address candidate’s promise as a teacher).

If you cannot upload your letters of recommendation with your application materials, please indicate how they will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc.).
All documents must be received by the deadline (March 19, 2023), including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered.

Special Instructions Summary

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you available to teach during the day?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you available to teach during the evening?
    • Yes
    • No
Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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