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Instructor ASL/English Interpreting

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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Job Title:

Instructor ASL/English Interpreting

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Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:


Type of Appointment:

Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track

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Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:


Working Hours:



Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education




Academic Affairs - DIV


College of Education and Human Services

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Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

This full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position requires teaching a variety of courses in face-to-face, blended and online classes in the ASL-English Interpreting undergraduate degree program. Courses include, but are not limited to, foundational interpreting courses, ASL language courses, interpreting and translating methods courses, linguistics, and field experience courses. In addition to teaching, the instructor will work with program faculty and leadership in the areas of online, blended, and traditional course development and revisions in accordance with the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, supervision of field experiences and internships, recruitment of students, and overall program support. In addition, this position requires participation in program, department and college service as appropriate for the level of position.

Job Function:

  • Teaching a variety of courses in the ASL/English interpreting program
  • Development and design of new courses and redesign of existing courses as needed
  • Supervision of field experiences and internships
  • Contributing to overall program activities such as recruitment of students

Marginal Functions:


Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, ASL, Deaf Studies, or a closely related field
  • Interpreter Certification (RID, AVLIC/CASLI, NAD IV-V) or experience as a consumer of interpreting services as a native user of American Sign Language.
  • Experience teaching interpreting, ASL, or Deaf studies courses at the college or university level
  • Experience with online Learning Management Systems
  • Experience teaching online or blended courses

Departmental Requirements:

Preference will be given to individuals who meet the required qualifications and also possess the following:

  • Native ASL fluency and skills
  • Experience designing and/or delivering online and/or blended courses in interpreting, ASL, or Deaf Studies
  • Certified Deaf Interpreter or experience working as a Deaf interpreter
  • ASLTA certification
  • Full-time experience teaching interpreting, ASL, or Deaf studies courses at the college or university level
  • Experience with, and commitment to, working with diverse populations
  • Expertise in curriculum design and program development
  • Ability and/or training to design and deliver online and blended courses

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:

  • Master’s degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, ASL, Deaf Studies, or a closely related field
  • Interpreter Certification (RID, AVLIC/CASLI, NAD IV-V) or experience as a consumer of interpreting services as a native user of American Sign Language.

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Open Until Filled:


Point of Contact Information:

Tina Elegado-Cross

Hiring Official:

Diane Yendol-Hoppey

Location if not Jacksonville:


Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application in OASys at and must upload all required documents to be considered for this position. Applicants must include list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references in their application (letters to be provided if hired). Once you finalize your completed application and have submitted the required documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for this position for your records. If you have any questions about the university or the search process contact Tina Elegado-Cross at 904-620-1386. If you have any questions about the position itself, contact Dr. Len Roberson at Applicants who do not apply on-line or do not upload all the required documentation will not be considered for this position.



Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.


We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.


Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.


Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.


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