Lecturer or Assistant Professor, General Faculty, American Sign Language Program

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-12
Req: R0022920

The American Sign Language Program at the University of Virginia invites applications for a three-year, tenure-ineligible position on the academic general faculty to begin in August 2021. Candidates can apply for this three-year position on the Lecturer or Assistant Professor track. This appointment has the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2021.

The UVA ASL Program is an innovative, culture-focused program providing ASL language instruction satisfying the College of Arts & Sciences World Language Requirement as well as language instruction and elective courses counting towards a Minor in ASL and Deaf Culture. We are looking for someone to bring innovative teaching, build even stronger ties to the Deaf community, and provide dynamic leadership to the program and positive mentoring for our students. Our students create a vibrant, diverse, and unique community, including an active student organization, signing activities, tutoring, involvement with the local Deaf community, and a residential language house. Several of our ASL Program graduates have gone on to Gallaudet University (five currently) as well as other prestigious graduate schools like UVA Education and SLP programs, Yale and Harvard law schools, and UVA and Liberty University medical schools, among others.

Candidates for a general faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor must, by the time the position starts, have a PhD or related terminal degree in the areas of ASL, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, History, Deaf Studies, or other related fields, and native or near-native proficiency in ASL. They must be capable of teaching all levels of ASL as well as elective courses related to their field of expertise. Course load will be three courses per semester with a mix of lower and upper-division courses. Three years or more of ASL teaching experience are preferred, as is ASLTA certification.

Candidates for a general faculty position at the rank of Lecturer must have an MA in American Sign Language and native or near-native proficiency in ASL. They must be capable of teaching all levels of ASL. Course load will be three courses per semester teaching primarily lower-division courses. Three years or more of ASL teaching experience are preferred, as is ASLTA certification.

Review of applications begins on June 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting R0022920 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:
**Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.***
1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. A statement of teaching philosophy

4. Three sample syllabi

5. A listing of the contact information for three references (who may be requested to submit a letter of recommendation).

**Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Greg Propp at gp5c@virginia.edu. Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at nr7f@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 5/13/2021
Application Due: 8/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time