LINGUIST List 31.2908

Fri Sep 25 2020

Jobs: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 24-Sep-2020
From: Ty Yim <>
Subject: American Sign Language; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach, USA
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University or Organization: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Linguistics (ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

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


Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline, or Ed.D. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree by August 20, 2021
- Demonstrated potential for effective teaching. Demonstrated potential for research productivity.
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated excellence in effective teaching of undergraduate students learning ASL and Deaf cultures.
- Demonstrated successful experience in teaching American Sign Language courses using the “Signing Naturally” curricula. Possession of an ASLTA certification.
- Demonstrated excellence in appropriate-level scholarly and creative activities focused on local, national, and/or global deaf sign languages and d/Deaf identities and cultures.
- Ability to work well with existing linguistic and ASLD faculties.
- Demonstrated collaboration with local, and/or national American and/or global d/Deaf communities.

- Teach ASL language courses to undergraduate students in ASLD levels one through five
- Teach ASLD language and culture courses and linguistics courses as appropriate to training.
- Engage in appropriate departmental, college, university, and community service. Produce appropriate-level scholarly work and creative activities focused on deaf sign languages and Deaf cultures. Work within the ASLD program with existing faculty to connect with, and to build relationships with local, national, and global d/Deaf communities.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
- An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
- Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
- CV (including current email address, telephone/videophone number, and a list of three references
- Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
- Two samples of scholarly work on sign language linguistics, or Deaf cultures-related work
- Three current letters of recommendation
- Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
- A signed SC-1 form (obtained from department)
- An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available), and
- Documentation of ASLTA certification, if applicable.

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: Jan-11-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Coordinator Ty Yim

Page Updated: 03-Dec-2020