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Instructor, ASL

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
November 2, 2023
Job Description:
The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY seeks applications for the position of Instructor in American Sign Language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper-division American Sign Language courses at all levels (elementary through advanced level) in in-person/hybrid/asynchronous modalities, hold office hours, and work closely with the program coordinator to prepare syllabi, lectures, class materials, and class assignments. This is an in-person, full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August – May). A typical full-time course load is four courses per academic semester. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, the needs of the university, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. The anticipated start date is January 2024. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers by viewing Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Minimum Qualifications: ▪ M.A. in American Sign Language pedagogy, Deaf Studies, applied linguistics, linguistics, ASL interpreting, or a related field, by appointment time. ▪ Three years of classroom experience teaching American Sign Language courses as the primary instructor or an auxiliary instructional position for in-person, hybrid, and asynchronous modalities. ▪ Evidence of effective teaching or effectiveness in a highly related auxiliary role. ▪ Native/near-native proficiency in both American Sign Language and English. ▪ Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate ASL language courses that complement the School’s program. For related information, please see . ▪ Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter. Desired Qualifications: ▪ Demonstrated proficiency in immersion teaching, hybrid teaching, online teaching, and appropriate technologies in language instruction. ▪ Experience with ACTFL proficiency standards and proficiency-based approaches to teaching American Sign Language. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
How to Apply:
Application Instructions Applicants should apply online to Please submit electronically the following materials: 1. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy and how the applicant's experiences fit the abovementioned qualifications. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Evidence of teaching or auxiliary role effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations). 4. Contact information for three references (the names, positions, and email addresses). The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. A cover letter can be addressed to Hannah Cheloha, Search Committee Chair. Initial deadline December 2, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at [email protected]