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Academic Professional for Deaf Studies

Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 26, 2023

Academic Professional for Deaf Studies

The Department of Learning Sciences in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development invites applications for an academic professional position to join the program faculty in Deaf Studies beginning in August 2023. This person’s responsibilities will include interpreting for faculty and students and American Sign Language (ASL) instruction. We seek candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the mission and goals of the Deaf Studies Program and the Department of Learning Sciences.  

Applicants with strong skills in American Sign Language to English and English to American Sign Language interpreting who can teach undergraduate courses in Deaf Studies, interpreting and Deaf Education courses are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Learning Sciences at Georgia State is an interdisciplinary unit dedicated to improving the human condition through data-driven investigation of the learning process, effective design of innovative learning environments and the development of learning science professionals. The department offers high-quality academic programming in five areas: educational psychology, applied behavior analysis, deaf and hard of hearing, learning technologies and special education. Our graduates pursue careers at universities, research labs, school systems, business and industry, government agencies and more. With a growing number of Deaf faculty and staff, a need for a reliable interpreter is needed for the program’s future. We are looking for an interpreter who can take on two roles: teaching courses under our new and growing Deaf Studies Program and interpreting for our Deaf faculty and staff. Our faculty are committed to creating excellent, inclusive and safe learning environments and working towards ensuring access to teaching and learning for all students. Our faculty and students are highly involved in community work – both in and out of the classroom environment – and maintaining involvement with our Deaf Community and stakeholders.

Responsibilities: The selected applicant can anticipate interpreting various meetings, recruitment events and classes for Deaf Studies Program Faculty and staff; teaching undergraduate courses in Deaf Studies, Interpreting and Deaf Education; and providing service to the university and professional organizations.

Qualifications: Candidates should have skills in interpreting ASL and English and experience creating an effective American Sign Language-centered classroom environment for Deaf Studies, Deaf Education and Interpreting students as well as demonstrated teaching ability and strong methodological skills.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Terminal degree (master’s or higher) in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education or related fields
  • RID or BEI certification
  • Proficiency in ASL-English translation and English-ASL translation
  • Five or more years of interpreting experience
  • Two or more years of teaching experience (technology is a plus)


  • Be available as needed to facilitate communication with Department of Learning Science students, faculty and staff
  • Interpret college-wide, department, program and research meetings
  • Teach a course load of approximately two courses per semester
  • Interpret for Deaf Studies courses, as needed
  • Attend and interpret recruitment, workshop, professional development, department and program social events, as needed
  • Interpret Deaf Studies new student orientation events, as needed
  • Interpret Department of Learning Sciences graduations, as needed
  • Schedule team interpreters, as needed

How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest (including interests in interpreting and teaching diverse student populations), your interest in why you want to apply for this position, your curriculum vitae and an unofficial transcript of the highest earned degree to and reference Log# 24-075 in the subject line. Candidates selected for interviews will also submit three letters of recommendation. Please be advised that if recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a criminal background check as a prior condition of employment.

Review of applications will begin June 18, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Georgia State University is an enterprising R-1 university in the heart of Atlanta. Blending academic rigor with a rich college experience since 1913, the university transforms the lives of students, advances the frontiers of knowledge and shapes future leaders. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the university provides associate-to-graduate-degree-level educational opportunities for tens of thousands across its downtown Atlanta Campus and five Perimeter College campuses. Graduating students from all backgrounds at equal, high rates, Georgia State is the national model for student success. For more information, visit

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or based on disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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