27.3656, Jobs: American Sign Language; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:40:10
From: Michelle Nadeau [mgelinas at maine.edu]
Subject: American Sign Language; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine, Maine, USA

University or Organization: University of Southern Maine 
Job Location: Maine, USA 
Web Address: http://usm.maine.edu/
Job Title: Assistant Professor Linguistics/ASL and ASL Program Coordinator
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 

Required Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)


The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor
of Linguistics/ASL and ASL Program Coordinator to start September 2017. The
Department of Linguistics is an undergraduate program within the College of
Science, Technology and Health. Our ASL/English Interpreting program is one of
only 13 CCIE accredited B.A. programs for interpreting in the U.S. The
interpreting program is embedded within a Linguistics Major, which offers
concentrations in ASL/English Interpreting and in ASL Linguistics, as well as
a minor in Deaf Studies. In addition to a rich interpreting curriculum, we
offer six levels of ASL language courses, courses on Deaf culture, literature,
and the arts, and specialization courses in a variety of areas, including
Deafblind interpreting, medical interpreting, and study of several Latin
American signed languages.

The successful applicant will be prepared to assume a course load of three
college-level ASL and Deaf culture courses per semester (9-12 credits). The
new faculty member will cover ASL language courses from introductory to
advanced (400-level), including Academic ASL courses from among the following:
ASL Literature, ASL Art, Film and Theater, and ASL Linguistics. These courses
must succeed in bringing motivated and capable students toward advanced
competency in ASL commensurate with the language competency needed to qualify
for national interpreter certification. Maintaining the quality of these
offerings is essential to our nationally accredited interpreting program
(Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education, 2009).

The successful applicant will also assume key administrative roles for the ASL
curriculum within the ASL/English Interpreting concentration and the ASL
Linguistics concentration of the major, including administering the
service-learning and community experience components of the ASL courses,
recommending and mentoring part-time instructors for ASL courses, and
overseeing the annual Deaf Film Festival, among other things.

In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to engage in
research on their own or in collaboration with other faculty.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with
a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in
alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are
seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers
Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich
learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities,
politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science,
engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at

Qualifications – a Ph.D. in linguistics, ASL Pedagogy, or a related field as
well as relevant teaching and administrative experience. The job requires
cultural involvement and native speaker-level competency in American Sign
Language as well as certification from the American Sign Language Teachers
Association (ASLTA, professional level). The applicant must have a
demonstrated commitment to student success, active learning and community
engagement.   Preference will be given to candidates with a background in
linguistics as well as an interest in interpreting (preferably holding a CDI).
Deaf candidates are encouraged to apply.  

For more information and how to apply online visit the application URL below. 

USM is an EEO/AA employer.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2016 
	, ME  
Web Address for Applications: https://goo.gl/uFfALm 
Contact Information:
	Michelle Nadeau 
	Email: mgelinas at maine.edu 


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