Job Announcement for Associate Professor of American Sign Language – University of Northern Colorado

From: Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Subject: Job Posting: University of Northern Colorado


University of Northern Colorado

  1. Position Title:   Position Number:  F99621
  2. Qualifications and Experience:  This full-time position requires an earned doctorate (ABD will be considered) in linguistics, Deaf Studies, education, foreign language instruction, or an appropriately related field. A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience is required.  Preference will be given to applicants who have (a) certification by the American Sign Language Teachers Association; (b) experience teaching college level American Sign Language (ASL) courses via face-to-face and distance methodologies; (c) experience working with students from diverse cultures; and (d) evidence of scholarship, national and state leadership, and grant activity.
  3. Position Description: This is a full-time tenure-track position. Summer employment will be a requirement of the position. Primary responsibilities will include: coordinate the new Teaching American Sign Language (TASL) MA program; coordinate the ASL 1-4 undergraduate liberal arts coursework; consult on the ASL-English Interpretation program;  teach undergraduate and graduate ASL, Deaf Studies, and TASL courses; assist with the development and delivery of curriculum; evaluate student skills and knowledge; advise students; and work with community stakeholders (Deaf community, interpreters, state and professional agencies). The successful applicant will also conduct research, supervise field placements, and participate in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities.

    The successful candidate will join the UNC-Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training (DO IT) Center which provides an array of educational offerings related to the field of ASL-English Interpretation.   Housed within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, collaborative opportunities exist with other schools and their respective faculty. Program information is available at:

  4. Salary and Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include health, life, and dental insurances, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs.

    Tuition Grants for Dependents:
    Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as .5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. Dependent Tuition Grants will cover in-state tuition charges and undergraduate students must register for the College Opportunity Fund to receive the grant. Further requirements may exist.

  5. Starting Date:  August 12, 2013.
  6. Contact and Application Deadline:  It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide materials that demonstrate the candidate’s qualifications related to the position description.  Review of application materials will begin November 26, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  The following materials must be submitted:  (a) letter of application addressing the candidate’s qualifications and experience for this position; (b) curriculum vitae (include a list of three references and contact information); (c) transcripts of all graduate work; and, (d) ASLTA certification.  Submit materials to
  7. Direct questions to:
    Ms. Marsha Stewart, Program Assistant II
    Dean’s Office
    College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO  80639
    (970) 351-2817

Additional Requirements:  
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States are required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.  If a degree is required, original transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.

Applicants should complete and submit the Faculty Acknowledgement and Voluntary Demographic form located at to the Human Resource Services Office, Carter Hall Room 2002, Greeley, CO 80639.

Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a research intensive institution enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students.  The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 55 miles east of the Rocky Mountains.  Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at  The UNC-DO IT Center is located on the UNC-Denver Center @ Lowry site.  The successful candidate will have responsibilities on the Greeley and Lowry sites.

Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants for a period of one year after candidate selection has occurred.  Materials submitted with the original application package will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status.  For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO  80639, or call 970-351-2718.

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