Job Announcement for ASL Lecturer II Position at University of New Mexico

From: Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Subject: Job Posting: University of New Mexico


University of New Mexico, Department of Linguistics

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
  • Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
  • Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
  • Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
  • Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
  • Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
  • ASLTA and/or RID certification
  • Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:  February 8, 2013
Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: 
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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