The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) who will develop and teach in-person courses in the area of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, initially at the 100- and 200- levels of the undergraduate curriculum.
Iowa State University strives to be the university that cultivates a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty and staff flourish. To that end, we welcome candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
This part-time term faculty position is a 62.5% full-time equivalent (FTE), 9-month position with an initial 1-year term.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Masterâs degree in ASL or a related area
Experience teaching sign language, interpreting or related courses at a postsecondary institution
Demonstrated ability to instruct upper-division language and content courses
Demonstrated commitment to enhance diversity and inclusion
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective. The department offers 9 languages with majors in French, German, and Spanish and minors in those languages plus Russian and Chinese. A major and minor and graduate degree are also offered in Anthropology. Other languages taught are American Sign Language, Arabic, Italian, Latin and Portuguese. It also houses the American Indian Studies Program, Classical Studies Program, International Studies Program and U.S. Latino/a Studies Program. The departmentâs award-winning tenure-stream faculty engage in internationally recognized research across a variety of disciplines.Â
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2023
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
May 15, 2024
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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