Lecturer of American Sign Language

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Position Number001689Functional TitleLecturer of American Sign LanguagePosition TypeNon-Tenure StreamPosition EclassFC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is engaged in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. It is a large department in the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 full-time faculty members: 13 tenure-line and 32 full-time lecturers or visiting assistant professors. Additional instruction is provided by 13 part-time lecturers and varying numbers of teaching assistants and tutors.

Nine languages are taught in LLC: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The department has approximately 200 first- and second-majors pursuing a BA degree in Spanish or a BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) and Global Languages and Communities. Minors are available in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. LLC also has about 15 graduate students pursuing the MA degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies or Spanish or the MEd or MAT degree in French or Spanish. In addition, the department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC distance education system as well as in interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program (IGS) and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Online courses, including four-semester language sequences (French, German, Spanish) and an Online German Minor program are available to distance learning students across the globe.

Position Summary

Lecturer in American Sign Language in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UNC Greensboro.

The American Sign Language Lecturer provides quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their foreign language requirements and for students minoring in ASL/Deaf Studies.

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop learning strategies that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment.
• Provide a high-quality and effective learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the University.
• Facilitate learning through classroom and out-of-classroom activities.
• Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course, the ASL Program, and the Department.
• Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with Departmental and University guidelines.

Expected Time of Hire – August 2020

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Deaf Studies or American Sign Language (ASL) or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours ASL-related course work.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching ASL at the university level. Experience in working with deaf populations and deaf culture required. Willingness to promote ASL/LLC at UNC Greensboro through active participation/leadership in extra and co-curricular initiatives.

Tenure StatusNot on TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin June 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. UNC Greensboro is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants of all diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three (3) contacts in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/ Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the SpartanTalent system. This is the applicant’s only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.

Candidates can also submit email addresses generated by Interfolio to have individual letters submitted to the SpartanTalent system. Instructions for the Interfolio Online Application delivery service can be found here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/dossier.pdf.

Recruitment RangeCompetitiveOrg #-DepartmentLanguages, Lit and Cultures - 12217Job Open Date06/19/2020For Best Consideration Date07/03/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE0.100Type of AppointmentPermanentTime Limited Duration

One year appointment, reappointment possible

Number of Months per Year9FLSAADA Checklist

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Visual inspection - FWork EnvironmentInside - CApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
Supplemental Questions

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Posted: 6/20/2020
Application Due: 10/23/2020
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