LINGUIST List 30.4286

Mon Nov 11 2019

Jobs: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Nov-2019
From: Allison Thompson <>
Subject: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Instructor, American Sign Language

Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Pending budgetary approval and meeting enrollment minimums, the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTL) Center in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applications for two (2) non-tenure-stream positions of Full-Time Instructor of American Sign Language to begin on September 1, 2020 and end August 31, 2021. These positions have the possibility of renewal.

The position will involve responsibility for teaching in the LCTL Center’s ASL program (27 credits per year). In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will be responsible for participating in Department and LCTL faculty meetings, and ASL program and curriculum meetings and LCTL events as required. Each instructor will participate in mandatory University, School, Department, and LCTL trainings.

Required Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or a related field
- Equivalent of 1 year or more of experience teaching ASL to adults

Highly Desirable:
- Equivalent of 3 years or more of experience teaching ASL at a college level
- Ability to teach courses on Deaf Culture, ASL Structure and/or other topics related to the Deaf experience.
- Experience with the Pittsburgh area Deaf community
- Involvement with the ASL Teachers Association (national or state level)

To apply, please visit the application link provided below. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness from student evaluations and/or observation reports from supervisors, a brief description of how your research, teaching or service (or all three) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names, affiliations, and email addresses for three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions for submitting their letters. If you have any questions, please contact

Deadline: January 15, 2020.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Administrator Allison Thompson

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