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Lecturer, American Sign Language

Charlottesville

Lecturer, American Sign Language

  • R0039663
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
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The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for a Lecturer on the general faculty in American Sign Language beginning in the Spring semester 2023 with a term of 3.5 years. This is part-time (two courses each semester), tenure-ineligible position with benefits.This position requires in-person, live instruction (this is not an online instructional position) on a nine-month contract with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

This is an ASL language instructional position teaching two Elementary I ASL courses in the fall semester and two Elementary II-level courses in the spring semester. The four-hour credit courses meet in classroom sections for which the Lecturer is responsible three times each week (MWF) in 50-minute classes. There is another drill/lab section that meets for more than an hour on Tuesday evenings. These sections that are taught by Drill Instructors and do not need to be attended by the classroom Lecturer.

Qualifications:
  • Masters’ Degree in ASL, Deaf Education, or other related field (required)
  • At least three years’ experience teaching ASL at the university level
  • ASLTA and/or VA-ASLTA membership preferred
  • Candidates for this position will possess native fluency in ASL, have extensive knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture, and be comfortable interacting with the Deaf community and communicating effectively with Deaf and hearing colleagues.


Our elementary-level ASL courses use a curriculum developed by the ASL Program utilizing the UVA “Collab” Course Management System and course website, but familiarity with the Signing Naturally or Mastering ASL curricula is a plus. Our language courses follow a strict “voice-off” classroom policy using no spoken language. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, encouraging, and committed to excellence in teaching. Deaf candidates are encouraged to apply.

This position will remain open till filled and review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022 . The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0039663. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - please include how you learned about this position and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations
  • Contact information for at least 3 references


Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For additional information about the position, please contact Gregory Propp at gp5c@virginia.edu .

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu .

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ . For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

For more information on the benefits available to faculty at UVA, visit https://provost.virginia.edu/subsite/faculty-development and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Deaf people, women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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