Instructor 495154



Instructor 495154

Position Type: Faculty

Position Number: 495154

Department: Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Applications and nominations are invited for a non-tenure track position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL). At the graduate level the department has a Master's degree in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education, with a thesis track in Deaf Studies. These programs are hybrid programs, meeting face-to-face on weekends with on-line work as well. At the Doctoral level, the department has a long standing Ed.D. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, which is being revamped into a Ph.D. with two tracks; one in High Education Instruction and a second in Educational Leadership. The proposal will be for an on-line degree that will require residency for the Higher Educational track of one full academic year. Both will also require summer residency. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors.
2. Teach undergraduate courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
5. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70% of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for Fall of 2018. This is a 9-month position. This will be a one-year, non-tenured-track position with salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills, and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL studies and Deaf/Studies Education.

The successful candidate will have:
1. Fluency in American Sign Language.
2. Masters level degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences with the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding ASL, acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
5. Demonstrated teaching skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates:
1. Who are Native ASL users.
2. With university or community college teaching experience.
3. With certification in ASL Teaching.
4. Interpreter Certification.

Security Sensitive Statement:
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.

Salary: Commensurate

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 02/23/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:


To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.

Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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