Open Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice-ASL

Nov 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Open Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice-ASL

Requisition Number: FTFR001053

Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Open Rank Teaching Professor, or Professor of the Practice
American Sign Language Program
Northeastern University

The American Sign Language Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Open Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in American Sign Language, with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Starting rank will depend upon the successful candidate's qualifications. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership and innovative teaching.
The position will support the University's commitment to innovation in teaching, professional development and service as well as the Program's vision of preparing individuals to interact in a positive and supportive manner with members of the American Deaf Community (see The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment within the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies ( Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per academic year in the ASL/English interpreting major. Those courses include Interpreting Inquiry Texts, Interpreting Narrative Texts, Interpreting Expository Texts and Interpreting Persuasive Texts, as well as any courses the candidate may create for the Program or Department.


A PhD or its equivalent in any field related to ASL, CSGS, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics or Education is preferred.

Additional Information:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with a teaching dossier, including a URL link to a video sample of teaching an interpreting class and a list of three references Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Dennis Cokely, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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