LINGUIST List 12.2815

Sat Nov 10 2001

Jobs: American Sign Lang: Asst Instructor, PA USA

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  1. Alan Juffs, American Sign Language: Asst Instructor at Univ of Pittsburgh, PA USA

Message 1: American Sign Language: Asst Instructor at Univ of Pittsburgh, PA USA

Date: 9 Nov 2001 19:12:58 -0000
From: Alan Juffs <>
Subject: American Sign Language: Asst Instructor at Univ of Pittsburgh, PA USA

Rank of Job: Assistant Instructor
Areas Required: American Sign Language
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: PA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: January 15 2002
Contact: Alan Juffs

Address for Applications:
2816 CL
PA 15260

The Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center (Department of Linguistics)
at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applications for a full-time
assistant instructor position (non-tenure-stream) to be hired on a
twelve-month contract from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003,
renewable annually. This position is subject to budgetary
approval. Qualifications required are native or near-native
proficiency in ASL; Ph.D. or MA in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, Applied
Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or TESOL. At least three
years ASL teaching experience. Ability to relate to both deaf and
hearing cultures. Preferred qualifications include American Sign
Language Teachers' Association Certification. Ability to teach
advanced courses in the linguistic structures of ASL, advanced
communication in ASL, Deaf culture, or sociology/sociolinguistics of
the Deaf community.

Responsibilities: Teaching 6 courses per year (over three terms);
teaching duties will range from beginning ASL through advanced
courses. In addition, the position will involve coordination of the
ASL curriculum, observing 5-7 part-time ASL instructors, and advising
students in the proposed ASL certificate program. Solid teaching,
administrative, and supervisory skills are essential.

Send letter of application, CV, and evidence of teaching excellence
to: Professor Alan Juffs, Chair, Department of Linguistics, 2816 CL,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Three reference
letters must be sent directly to the Department. Deadline for
applications: January 15, 2002. The University of Pittsburgh is an
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of
minority groups under-represented in academia are especially
encouraged to apply.
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