Instructor of Deaf Education and American Sign Language
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About this Opportunity
Benefits and Community
Length of Appointment
The Department of Special Education has part-time adjunct
instructor positions available for the Fall and Spring semesters.
Instructors are needed to teach undergraduate and graduate level
courses in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, and Deaf
Studies. Both on campus and online courses are available.
Please note that applications will remain active for one year from
the posting date. Therefore, if you apply for this position, you
may not hear from the Department of Special Education until there
is a need to hire an instructor to teach a specific course.
For adjuncts teaching undergraduate courses in Deaf education/Deaf
studies, the minimum qualifications include a masters degree in
Special education, Deaf education or closely related field from an
Adjuncts teaching graduate level courses must have a doctoral
degree in Special Education, Deaf Education or closely related
field from an accredited institution.
For adjuncts interested in teaching American Sign Language, the
minimum qualifications are a masters degree in Teaching ASL, Deaf
Studies/Deaf education, or a related field from an accredited
Adjunct faculty interested in teaching masters level research
methods courses must have at least a doctoral degree in Special
Education, Deaf Education, or closely related field from an
Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
For adjuncts teaching courses in Deaf education/Deaf studies, the
preferred qualifications are 2 years teaching to students who are
deaf or hard of hearing.
For adjuncts teaching courses in American Sign Language, the
preferred qualifications are 2 years of teaching American Sign
Requires successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity
within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any
other legally protected status.
Department Email or Phone Number
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Applications Accepted Through Date
Open Until Filled
Information regarding transcripts
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official
transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required
at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification
will be conducted.
Special Instructions Summary
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, you have
the option provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how
you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive
learning community at Ball State University through your teaching,
research, and/or service. Applicants selected for interview will be
required to provide this statement.
Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information
For inquiries, please contact Shannon Dieringer, Chair of the
Department of Special Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Master's Transcripts
- Doctorate Transcripts
- Inclusive Excellence Statement