LINGUIST List 23.5233

Thu Dec 13 2012

Jobs: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Iowa

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 13-Dec-2012
From: Merry Powell <>
Subject: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
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University or Organization: University of Iowa Job Location: Iowa, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


The American Sign Language program in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at The University of Iowa invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position for the 2013-14 academic year, renewable for an additional two years (2014-16) and then renewable in three year increments pending positive teaching reviews and college authorization. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of ASL per year (maximum 22 students per section) using an immersion curriculum (Signing Naturally), two advanced courses per year, and contributing to curriculum and materials development for the program. Summer employment possible if desired, dependent upon program needs and resources. Starting date for the position is August 21, 2013.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with at least four years of college teaching experience; fluency in ASL and knowledge of its structure; American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or willingness to obtain certification once employed.

Desired qualifications: Master’s degree; ability to offer advanced courses such as ASL linguistics, Deaf culture, Deaf studies, or ASL/English interpreting.

Candidates should submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and three e-mail addresses of recommenders to the Search Committee online at the application URL below. Refer to requisition number 61970. In addition, please submit a five-minute video describing, in ASL, your teaching philosophy and methods. This video should be sent to the Chair at the application address below. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial screening of applicants begins December 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

The American Sign Language Program, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. Women, minority, deaf, and hard of hearing candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: ASL Search Committee 111 Phillips Hall The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242-1012 USA Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Merry Powell Email:

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