LINGUIST List 30.4464

Mon Nov 25 2019

Jobs: Sign Language; American Sign Language; Applied Lingusitics: Rank Open, Gallaudet University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 25-Nov-2019
From: Julie Hochgesang <>
Subject: Sign Language; American Sign Language; Applied Lingusitics: Rank Open, Gallaudet University, DC, USA
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University or Organization: Gallaudet University
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Faculty

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Gallaudet's Department of Linguistics is unique in its focus on both spoken and signed languages, particularly American Sign Language. The innovative research carried out by the linguistics faculty and students is advancing global knowledge of the structure and use of sign languages. ASL is not only the subject of faculty and student research, but also the language of communication in the classroom. Students in the department gain a broad understanding of language with a specialist's understanding of ASL. The master's program prepares students for work in fields such as language teaching, interpreter education, language planning, bilingual education and language assessment. Students who complete the M.A. program may apply to the department's Ph.D. program to pursue advanced studies in a range of theoretical and applied areas related to sign language.

- Teach graduate courses in the MA and PhD programs in Linguistics.
- Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate minor in Linguistics.
- Advise and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics.
- Engage in scholarship and/or research in the field and generate external funding for research and student support.
- Participate in development, assessment, and revision of programs in Linguistics, including online and certification courses/programs.
- Participate in program, department, and university faculty activities and professional service.
- Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

- Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics.
- Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field. To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a terminal degree; outstanding applicants in dissertation stage may considered.
- Competence in American Sign Language is required. Applicants new at ASL will be required to learn the language and demonstrate competence as stipulated in the Faculty Handbook. Support for learning ASL includes ASL classes, tutoring and gatherings.
- Record of (or clear potential for) research and scholarship in signed language linguistics and demonstrated success or clear potential for generating external funding for research.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications for open positions from candidates who are deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans.

Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference demonstrating quality of research and teaching to the Linguistics Search Committee electronically (see email address below).

Application deadline: Screening will begin in November. Will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Julie A Hochgesang

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