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Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) and/or Deaf Studies

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) and/or Deaf Studies

Requisition:

202400022F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of World Languages and Cultures

Open Date:

02/14/2024

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/38154

Contact Name:

Dr. Maria Barker

Title:

Maria Barker, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2147

Contact Phone:

936-294-1442

Contact Email:

mhb015@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks applications for a dynamic Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and/or Deaf Studies. The successful candidate will collaborate with program stakeholders in the ongoing development of SHSU’s rapidly-growing ASL/Deaf Studies program.
The required teaching load is six (6) courses annually and consists of teaching in-person at the SHSU main campus in Huntsville, Texas, as well as online and hybrid modalities in accordance with student needs. Course assignments may include: ASL instruction from beginning to advanced levels, courses in Deaf Studies, ASL interpreter training, and ASL linguistics. Additional duties may include committee assignments, recruitment activities, curriculum development, and community engagement.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

An earned EdD or PhD in ASL, Deaf Studies, or a related field by August 2024.

Experience Required for the Position:

Documented history of teaching excellence in college-level ASL and/or Deaf Studies courses.
Knowledge of best practices in ASL pedagogy (online/hybrid teaching experience preferred).
Active research agenda in ASL, Deaf Studies, ASL pedagogy, ASL interpreter training, or related field(s).
Native or near-native proficiency in ASL (ASLPI level 4+ preferred).
Excellent bilingual communication skills.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Knowledge of and extensive personal/professional experiences within the Deaf community.Experience teaching first-generation and non-traditional student populations. Experience with curriculum and/or program development. Experience with community engagement and recruitment.

Special Instructions Summary:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is committed to a workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment where differences are valued.

A great name in Texas education, Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas—70 miles north of downtown Houston. SHSU offers over 80 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 50 master’s degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and it was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a “Community Engaged” university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and it acknowledges SHSU’s significant commitment to serving the community.

For ABD applicants: Confirmation from your dissertation director that the PhD/EdD will be conferred by August 21, 2024.

A complete application includes the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts—unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts will be requested at a later stage
  4. Teaching Portfolio—must include student evaluations, and peer/supervisor observations
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Research & Goals

Review of materials will begin March 15, 2024.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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