Instructor of American Sign Language (ASL) at University of South Carolina

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Columbia, South Carolina





Job Description:

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Posting Number:

FAC00092PO24


Advertised Title:

Instructor of American Sign Language (ASL)


Campus:

Columbia


College/Division:

College of Arts and Sciences


Department:

CAS Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Advertised Salary Range:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package


Part/Full Time:

Full Time


Hours per Week:

40


Position Category:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)


Basis :

9 months


Work County:

Richland


Tenure Information:

Professional Track


Job Search Category:

Faculty


About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.


Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.


Advertised Job Summary:

The faculty of the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor to begin August 16, 2024. The position is a 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed contingent upon Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.


The successful candidate will be assigned a teaching load of four courses each semester (eight per academic year). Courses will include language teaching at all levels and courses in Deaf culture. The successful candidate will maintain an excellent record of teaching, while actively engaging in various instructional responsibilities.


Required Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a Master's degree, in hand by August 15, 2024, in appropriate field, such as Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, Special Education (with appropriate emphasis on Deaf education), Communication (with appropriate emphasis on Deaf culture), Bicultural or Bilingual Education (with appropriate emphasis on Deaf education); evidence of two years of successful ASL teaching at the college level; fluency in ASL and English; and must stay updated on current trends and best practices in sign language education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Possess, or be willing to obtain within one-year, Provisional Level Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association; ability to effectively use technology in the classroom; and strong knowledge of Deaf culture and sensitivity to the needs of the Deaf community.


Desired Start Date:

08/16/2024


Job Open Date:

05/10/2024


Open Until Filled:

Yes


Special Instructions to Applicant:

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Remember that applications are not complete until at least 3 signed and dated letters of recommendation are received. Applicants can have letters sent directly to Shakila Mack at shakila@mailbox.sc.edu.


Interviewing for this position will begin on May 13th, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Nina Moreno at morenon@mailbox.sc.edu.


Quicklink for Posting:


https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/168172


EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.


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