Job Announcement for Assistant Professor-Educator at University of Cincinnati

From: Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Subject: Job Posting: University of Cincinnati
 

UC LOGOAssistant Professor – Educator (212UC2458)

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor – Educator. On a full-time basis Educator Faculty Member’s principal responsibilities involve regular classroom instruction and pursuit of the pedagogical mission of their program, unit and college. Educator series faculty may also contribute to the development, administration, and operation of instructional programs, to the scholarship of teaching and learning in their academic discipline, and to the mission of the university. Expectations may be described in their letters of appointment and their unit reappointment and promotion criteria.


Job Characteristic Duties:

TEACHING
Teach ASL or ASL/Deaf-related coursework

STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Improve quality of instruction through training offerings, supervision of adjunct faculty and semester staff meetings

ADMINISTRATION
Oversee course development
Review and interpret student enrollment and retention data
Oversee student recruitment efforts and explore opportunities to increase student enrollment
Recruit and train new adjunct staff
Supervise adjunct faculty
Schedule courses and instructors
Collaborate with UC sister-schools and other local institutions

SERVICE
Create a Deaf-friendly environment
Provide opportunities for students to interact with the Deaf community
Participate in program, department, college, university and community-based committees

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Develop courses and course content
Develop relationships with key community stakeholders
Support and explore international opportunities
Create program and course materials, i.e. Blackboard sites
Explore options for teaching ASL in an online format
Review, develop and oversee curriculum development of a Bachelor’s degree and/or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or State Licensure and/or Master’s degree in Teaching ASL as a Second Language

SCHOLARSHIP (Not required for Educator rank, but encouraged)
Pursue research interests
Secure grants
Present on a local, national and/or international level
Professionally active in the discipline of American Sign Language Studies including publications

Job Description: On a full-time basis Educator Faculty Member’s primary responsibilities involve regular classroom instruction and responsibilities in the pedagogical mission of their college of unit. Educator series faculty may also contribute to the development, administration, and operation of instructional programs, to the scholarship of teaching and learning or of their academic discipline, and to the service missions of the university. Expectations may be described in their letters of appointment and their unit reappointment and promotion criteria.

Min. Quals.: Academic degree in an appropriate discipline and related experience.

Position Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications, Master’s Degree
ASLTA certification or 5+ years experience teaching ASL as a second language.
Demonstration of excellence in teaching Native or near-native proficiency in American Sign Language. Knowledge of ASL Linguistics, Deaf History and Deaf culture. Experience of curriculum development, 3-5 years experience with program coordination in a post-secondary institution. Demonstrated leadership and membership in national professional organizations, such as ASLTA, NAD and CIT. Evidence of staff development and training. Evidence of supervision and team management. Experience in the use of educational technology and distance learning. Evidence of professional involvement in the field and a Deaf community.

Ideal Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Deaf Studies or related field,
Master’s in Teaching ASL as a Second Language, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction or ASL/Deaf Studies.
ASLTA Professional and/or 10+ years experience teaching ASL as a second language. Knowledge of quality instructional design and technology principles.
5+ years experience with coordinating an ASL/Deaf Studies program.
Experience with developing a Bachelor’s degree from inception.
Evidence of service, Evidence of scholarship.

To apply for position (212UC2458), please see www.jobsatuc.com

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

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