Lecturer of American Sign LanguagePosition Type:
Non-Tenure StreamPosition Eclass:
FC - 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 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.Position Summary:
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.
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.
- 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.
Not on TrackSpecial 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. Recruitment Range:
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.
Languages, Lit and Cultures - 12217Job Open Date:
04/18/2023For Best Consideration Date:
05/15/2023Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentTime Limited Duration:
One-year Appointment; Possibly RenewableNumber of Months per Year:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Visual inspection - FWork Environment:
Inside - C