Lecturer of American Sign Language at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

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Job Description:

Position Title:

Lecturer of American Sign Language


Requisition:

202100114F


Rank:

Lecturer


FLSA status:

Exempt


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Position Type:

Interim Full Time


College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Department:

Dept of World Languages and Cultures


Open Date:

09/17/2021


Quicklink:


https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28810


Contact Name:

Dr. Maria Barker


Title:

Chair
Sam Houston State University
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Box 2147
Huntsville, TX 77341


Contact Phone:

936-294-1979


Contact Email:

worldlanguages@shsu.edu


Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to teach introductory and intermediate (1000- and 2000- levels) American Sign Language (ASL) courses, with a 4/4 teaching load, starting January 2022.


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive 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 in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.


The Department of World Languages and Cultures is launching a hiring initiative to appoint a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality. Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), and online. Both WOLC and CHSS are strongly committed to being a diverse and inclusive 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 in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community. See: https://www.shsu.edu/academics/humanities-and-social-sciences/chss-diversity-committee/


Educational Requirements for the Position:

Must have an M.A. in ASL, Deaf Studies, or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in American Sign Language and/or Deaf Studies. Candidates must demonstrate high degree of competence in both productive and receptive ASL skills.


Experience Required for the Position:



  • Demonstrated instructional excellence.

  • Knowledge of current concepts and methods in ASL learning and instruction, including those related to online course delivery and language learning technology.

  • Online teaching experience and/or willingness to teach online courses.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a team.

  • Willingness to participate in and contribute to goals of the ASL and Deaf Studies program.


Other Requirements for the Position:

Required Application Materials:


Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of November 15, 2021 will be considered; each package must include all seven (7) of the items listed below:


1) a cover letter clearly addressing teaching experience.2) a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities at SHSU.3) a full CV.4) a copy of graduate transcripts (must include a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in American Sign Language and/or Deaf Studies) 5) a statement of teaching philosophy.6) evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)7) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (at least one letter should address candidate's promise as a teacher).


If you cannot upload your letters of recommendation with your application materials, please indicate how they will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc.). All documents must be received by the deadline (November 15, 2021), including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered.


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.


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