LINGUIST List 29.471

Sat Jan 27 2018

Jobs: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 26-Jan-2018
From: Adam Keller <>
Subject: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University, USA
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University or Organization: The Ohio State University
Department: Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Ohio, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor-American Sign Language at The Ohio State University

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Not Applicable; American Sign Language

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


The Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures (CLLC) and the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor and Language Program Director for American Sign Language. This is a nine-month position (September through May) over three years beginning autumn 2018. Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) program, reporting to the Director of the CLLC; coordinates curricular development for the ASL program, including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to four courses annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and implements program assessment; coordinates training and professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all ASL instructors in conjunction with the CLLC Director; assists in identifying and applying for grant and funding/development opportunities

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of effective teaching and research. A deep knowledge of Deaf culture, fluency in ASL, a strong commitment to diversity, proven leadership with the ability to interact within multicultural groups are essential. Experience and skill in identifying and writing applications for grants, and developing collaborative internal and external partnerships desired.

The Ohio State American Sign Language (ASL) Program seeks to create a challenging and safe learning environment that develops student communication skills using ASL and fosters positive relationships among our students and instructors. Our program also promotes an understanding about the history of and current issues within the American d/Deaf community to honor and celebrate diversity and authenticity.

The ASL Program offers ASL 1101, 1102, and 1103 series as a general education foreign language option. Recently, our course offerings have expanded to include ASL Conversational Discourse (ASL 2104), American Deaf Arts and Literature (ASL 3350), and The Intersection of American Sign Language, Deaf Culture, and the Deaf Community service-learning course (ASL 4189S). These and some additional courses will be core components of the ASL Studies Minor that we have developed and which is expected to roll out soon.

The ASL Program is excited about its growth and opportunities to become a vital contributor within the field of ASL Studies. We offer the Visiting Assistant Professor a dynamic academic environment to implement and excel in leadership, teaching, curriculum development and assessment, and interdisciplinary studies/research.

Application Deadline: 16-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Adam Keller

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