ASL Instructor

Job description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world's most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university's Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university's four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation's leading research institutions.

Description of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department:

Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers a broad range of student training in ASL, speech & hearing sciences, clinical practice and research. The program offers ASL courses to meet foreign language requirements at the undergraduate level. SLHS also offers an undergraduate major, a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology, a doctorate of audiology, and a Ph.D. program, among others. SLHS is searching for a full time ASL instructor to teach and potentially help develop an ASL minor or a certificate in disabilities. This is a non-tenure track lecturer position and will be available in August 2018. The department consistently ranks very high in the U.S. News and World Reports' ranking of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology programs.

Overview of Job Duties:

Teach 8 sections of American Sign Language and other related courses at the undergraduate level per academic year (80% time).

Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum, using technology when applicable.

Evaluate student performance.

Meet with individual students as needed.

Participate in professional development activities.

Participate in department and program meetings.

Provide outreach and service to the university and region.

Provide service to the department (20% time).

Other duties as assigned.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting:


  • MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education or Linguistics or related field
  • Three or more years teaching ASL at the post-secondary level
  • Native or near-native fluency in ASL
  • Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and Final Cut Pro X or iMovie
  • Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English
  • Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture
  • Knowledge and training in ASL teaching pedagogy
  • Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with Deaf and hearing students, staff, and colleagues
  • Ability to produce professional correspondence, written reports, proposals, and other written documents related to the ASL program and the department

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA/MS degree or higher in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education or Linguistics
  • Five or more years teaching ASL full time at the post-secondary level
  • Evidence of participation in state and national organizations related to Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or teaching ASL
  • Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English
  • Extensive knowledge of ASL teaching pedagogy and evidence of teaching evaluations
  • Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on local, state and/or national levels
  • Evidence of leadership at the local, state, or national levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please include a video ( a. Why are you a good candidate for this position and why is this position a good fit for you?

b. What are your ideas of what an ASL minor might include and which topics could you teach?

Review of applications will begin on 1/18/2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or [email protected] All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf). Include all courses taught in last five years.

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

5. Evidence of degree completion (transcript).

6. A video (please see Special Instructions to Applicants box, below).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10216 - SLHS-Speech,Lang&Hearing Sci

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Brenda Schick

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00740806





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/5/2018
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