Job Opening: Towson University, Full-Time Lecturer, Deaf Studies

Towson University is inviting applications for a full time, 10-month Lecturer position beginning in August 2014. Responsibilities include undergraduate instruction, academic advising, and university and community service. Applicants with previous college experience teaching American Sign Language 1 to 5 will be given priority.  Required: Proficiency in ASL, Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies or related field, experience teaching American Sign Language, experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language and cultural backgrounds, the ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a department, and the ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Preference: applicants with training in specialty areas that complement current faculty specialties such as Linguistics; certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association.  Candidates without ASLTA certification are required to earn certification within 3 years of hire. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience.

The Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies has 21 full-time faculty and over 350 undergraduate majors across two baccalaureate degree programs: Deaf Studies, and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The Deaf Studies program offers majors in Deaf Studies and combined degree programs with Elementary Education, and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.  The department’s graduate programs enroll over 95 students in the master’s degree program in speech language pathology, and 40 students in the Audiology clinical doctorate program.

General Information: Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 100 undergraduate majors, master’s programs and doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Please send a letter of application, current vita, three current professional reference letters, American Sign Language Proficiency Score, and relevant supporting materials:

Sheryl Cooper, Ph.D.
Chair of DFST Search Committee
Towson University
Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Questions should be directed to Dr. Sheryl Cooper at 410 704-2436 (voice), 443-377-3438 (VP), or email scooper@towson.edu. Review will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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