Visiting Full-time Faculty Position in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies

Worcester, Massachusetts
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time position in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning in August 2017. We seek a candidate who can teach American Sign Language/Deaf Studies including, but not limited to specialization in linguistics, history, Deaf Culture, and Deaf Studies. Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies.

All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language, demonstrated ability in teaching American Sign Language, and should be committed to the development of the Deaf Studies Program in a liberal arts setting. M.A. required. (Ph.D. preferred). Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to . There is no fee associated with this process.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts (M.A. required), two confidential letters of recommendation, and a link to a video of yourself teaching an American Sign Language class.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see In your cover letter please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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