CHP-N-3156, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Deaf Studies

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 10-month Clinical Assistant Professor to teach upper level Deaf Studies (DFST) content courses in the Undergraduate Deaf Studies degree program beginning August 2018.  


Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language (ASL), or related area. Doctorate preferred. Proficiency in ASL required. Ability to teach upper level DFST content courses in two or more of the following areas: ASL linguistics, Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Literature and Film in the Deaf Community, Development of Signed Language and Reading Skills in Deaf Children, Deafblind Culture Communication. Ability to teach upper level ASL courses preferred. Proficiency in academic technology required (e.g., Blackboard, Power Point, Word, Excel).


Clinical faculty are assigned an instructional workload of eight (8) courses per academic year. General responsibilities: Undergraduate class instruction in upper level DFST courses; academic advising; university, community and professional service; and scholarly research activities. Additional responsibilities include participation in program evaluation including curriculum development and student outcomes. Faculty member would be expected to participate in outreach efforts and to work as part of the DFST program team in supporting extra-curricular activities (e.g., ASL Club, ASL Residential Learning Community, etc.) and development of student-focused experimental learning (i.e., study abroad, internship and service learning opportunities).

Related Information:

The Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies currently has 23 full-time faculty who teach over 500 undergraduate majors across two baccalaureate degree programs and over 120 students across two graduate programs. The Deaf Studies program is approaching its 20th year, with over 230 students across the Deaf Studies major and minor. The Deaf Studies program includes 5 full-time faculty plus adjunct professors. Towson University offers excellent fringe benefits including leave, health and life insurance options, pension plan, and tuition waiver education for employees and immediate family.

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore’s largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from professional references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Application materials should be directed to the chair of the search committee:

Jason Begue, Search Chair

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

Questions should be directed to Jason Begue via email at [email protected].

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CHP-N-3156.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/8/2018
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