Assistant Professor in Professions in Deafness

Job description

Position Number 013861

Functional Title Assistant Professor in Professions in Deafness

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Professions in Deafness (PID). The 9-month academic appointment start date is August 2018. Opportunities for summer employment might be available. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a "high research activity" institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students. Located in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, UNCG is one of four doctoral granting institutions of the 16 North Carolina campus university system, and places strong emphasis on effective teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service to the community.

The Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) offers NCATE accredited teacher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Professions in Deafness program currently consists of three concentrations (i.e., Interpreter Preparation, K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure, and Advocacy and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) that prepare professionals for a variety of career options working with the D/deaf community, including interpreters, teachers, and human services personnel. Plans for the future include graduate programs in interpreting as well as applied linguistics (ASL) and early childhood and family services with a bilingual, tri-modal, and multi-cultural emphasis.

Productivity, or potential for such, in a scholarly line of research to advance understanding and/or intervention with D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals, including but not limited to, peer reviewed journal publications, presentations to the profession, and externally funded research and other projects; Mentoring doctoral students in the SES department; Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in SES/PID such as those in sign language interpreting, ASL, linguistics, education, and/or advocacy; Collaborating with colleagues to further design and teach graduate programs; Advising undergraduate and/or graduate students; Monitoring data collection for national and state certification entities; Arranging and supervising practica and student teaching experiences with public schools and community agencies; Engaging in service to the academic community and the profession at the national, state, University, and Department levels.

The UNCG seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates who are of color, are Deaf or Deaf/Blind, have varying sexual orientations, or are from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the University's identity, its commitment to diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate these themes in their teaching, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum required qualifications for this position include all of the following:
• Earned doctorate in a deaf-related field such as interpreting, deaf education, advocacy, ASL (Linguistics), Deaf studies, special education (ABD considered)
• Minimum of three years professional employment with D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals as a interpreter, teacher, or service personnel
• Demonstrated, or potential to demonstrate, research and scholarship activities focused on topics related to D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and/or services for the D/deaf
• Demonstrated, or potential to demonstrate, ability to secure external funding from federal or private entities for research and other projects
• Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language and written English
• Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture, the Deaf community, and related professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in the use of state of the art medias and technology to enhance educational access, delivery, and communication
• Experience teaching at the college level including online or blended delivery
• National interpreting certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
• Certification with the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
• Licensure in Teaching Deaf/Hard of Hearing students (CED preferred)
• Knowledge of curriculum requirements and trends in D/deaf-related fields, especially advocacy, education, and interpreting

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following at

  1. An application letter addressing the stated responsibilities and qualifications,
  2. A curriculum vitae

Top candidates may be asked to provide additional information outside the Jobsearch system after the initial review by the Committee of the CV and Letter of Interest.

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Org #-Department Specialized Education Services - 12017

Job Open Date 10/04/2017

For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Documents
  3. Writing Sample(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
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    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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