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LINGUIST List 22.3792

Wed Sep 28 2011

Jobs: American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University

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        1.     Randall Gess , American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Message 1: American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date: 27-Sep-2011
From: Randall Gess <randall_gesscarleton.ca>
Subject: American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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University or Organization: Carleton University
Department: School of Linguistics and Language Studies
Job Location: Ottawa, Canada
Web Address: http://www1.carleton.ca/slals/
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: American Sign Language


Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites
applications for a preliminary (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.

The School's program in American Sign Language is housed in a unit
representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with courses in
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Arabic, Chinese
(Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, as well as
Communication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and courses in
English as a Second Language for international students, immigrants and
refugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, applications from Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is an
excellent employer, and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within
its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social
strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further
diversification of our faculty and its scholarship, including but not
limited to women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion
of Ottawa, bounded by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on
the other. Its prime location - minutes from downtown, an international
airport, and the Gatineau Hills - enhances quality of life, and allows for
recreational opportunities for individuals and families. With a population
of almost one million, the city of Ottawa is Canada's capital and reflects
the country's bilingual and multicultural character.

Applications should be submitted to Professor Randall Gess at the
application address or email address below. Letters of application should
be accompanied by a curriculum vitae as well as a concise dossier that
includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of
reference should be sent directly to the Director. The closing date for
receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is October 21,

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Application Deadline: 21-Oct-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Randall Gess, Director
School of Linguistics and Language Studies
215 Paterson Hall, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Email Address for Applications: randall_gesscarleton.ca
Contact Information:
Randall Gess
Email: randall_gesscarleton.ca

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