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Wed Oct 26 2011

Jobs: Modified: American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University

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

Message 1: Modified: American Sign Language: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date: 27-Sep-2011
From: Randall Gess <randall_gesscarleton.ca>
Subject: Modified: 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


**Please note the extended deadline and salary information.

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.

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 http://www.carleton.ca/slals/.

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 with a very attractive package of benefits. The current salary floor (*minimum* starting salary - actual depends on a variety of factors) for Instructor I rank is $50,960 (CAD). More information on salaries and benefits can be found at http://www.cuasa.ca/career/salarybenefits.html.

Carleton University 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 December 2, 2011.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Application Deadline: 02-Dec-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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