November 13, 2011

Two ASL Jobs

Here are two job postings for post-secondary ASL instructors:

American Sign Language; Sign Linguistics: Rank Open, Gallaudet University, DC, USA

- Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics required.
- PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Linguistic Anthropology, or closely related field.
- Ability to lecture in American Sign Language required.
- Substantial research and experience in sign language linguistics.

- Teach graduate courses in the MA and PhD Programs in Linguistics.
- Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate Minor in Linguistics.
- Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in linguistics.
- Undertake scholarly studies.
- Fulfill program, department and university committee assignments.
- Other duties as assigned by the chair.

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American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a preliminary, full-time tenure track position in American Sign Language at the level of Instructor I, commencing July 1, 2012. Native or native-like fluency in American Sign Language is required, and a Ph.D. or equivalent in Applied Linguistics or related area with a specialization in second or foreign language teaching and learning, language and identity, or discourse studies, is preferred.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a permanent professional commitment to a career in teaching American Sign Language at the university level. S/he will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (from introductory to advanced, as needed) to a culturally diverse student body, and to participate in the ongoing development of curriculum and of teaching and testing materials. There is a possibility of some teaching in the Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies program, depending on qualifications, and collaboration with that program is strongly desired.

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