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Lecturer of American Sign Language

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Job Details

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Lecturer of American Sign Language

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University 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 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 43 full-time faculty members, including 11 tenure-line and 32 full-time professional-track faculty. Additional instruction is provided by 6 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 150 first- and second-majors pursuing a BA degree in Spanish or a BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) or Global Languages and Communities. Minors are available in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish, and 12-credit pre-baccalaureate certificates may be completed in “Languages and Cultures for the Professions,” “Applied Communication in Spanish,” “Advanced Applied Communication in Spanish,” “Spanish for Healthcare,” “Japanese Language and Culture,” and “Russian Language and Culture.”

LLC also has about 12 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.

In addition, the Department actively participates in the Language Exchange consortium 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Deaf Education, or Deaf Studies, or American Sign Language (ASL), or Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a BS in Professions in Deafness (or a related field), or another Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits of ASL-related course work completed by August 1, 2023.
  • Applicants are required to possess native or near-native fluency in ASL.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023, 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:

Recruitment Range:


Org #-Department:

Languages, Lit and Cultures - 12217

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Time Limited Duration:

One-year Appointment; Possibly Renewable

Number of Months per Year:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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