American Sign Language (Term Instructor/Assistant Professor)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
American Sign Language (Term Instructor/Assistant Professor)The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a full-time term (non-tenure track) instructional faculty position in the Division of Special Education and Disability Research to begin fall 2023. The American Sign Language (ASL) program is an approved foreign language core sequence of courses for undergraduate students. In addition, this program offers a minor in American Sign Language for undergraduate students.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching all levels of ASL undergraduate courses during the day and in the evening, participating in curriculum activities to enhance the student learning experience, facilitating student engagement in the ASL club, engaging with faculty and staff colleagues to advance program initiatives, and supporting adjunct faculty. The teaching load will be a four-course equivalent (12 credits) in both the fall and spring semesters, with the option to add courses under separate contract for the summer.Required Qualifications:Applicants must have an earned master's degree in ASL or a related field The successful candidate must also demonstrate outstanding potential and versatility in teaching, with native or near-native proficiency in ASL so as to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversation. In addition, candidates must demonstrate an extensive background in Deaf culture and show evidence of familiarity with current research in ASL and Deaf culture.Preferred Qualifications:Preference given to those having an earned doctorate or explicit credentials in ASL, Deaf studies, Deaf education, or ASL interpretation (e.g., ASLTA, RID, CDE, CE/CT, or NIC). Those with a doctoral-level credential are eligible for appointment at the assistant professor rank. Other preferred qualifications include experience in diverse settings and teaching ASL at the post-secondary level.Review of applications will begin on February 22 and will continue until the position is filled. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of its increasingly diverse student body through appropriate personnel selection practices and procedures.

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