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Lecturer, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
University of Kansas

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2021
Title Lecturer, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department School of Professional Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus and American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Department invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for a regular lecturer position. Lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or instruction of course(s). Primary role is instruction, with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the type of lecturer appointment and the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the course(s).

The lecturer position will teach for the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies BA/BGS program at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The courses for this program will be taught exclusively at the Edwards Campus or Online, and may run on a standard or non-standard course schedule.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

100% – Regular Lecturer Duties:
Teach and/or develop a specified number of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester for the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program.
Common examples of courses for which lecturers would be needed: ASLD 505 American Sign Language V and ASLD 506 American Sign Language VI.
Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute.
Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required.
Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
Adhere to all Departmental, College and University policies.
Lecturers may work with Program Director to determine format and schedule for course(s).

Required Qualifications

A master’s degree from a nationally accredited university in American Sign Language, or closely related field, is required by the start date of the appointment.
At least five years’ experience teaching ASL; minimum of two years in higher education.
Experience teaching intermediate/advanced ASL courses including ASL III, ASL IV, ASL V, and/or ASL VI.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Signing Naturally curriculum and/or True Way ASL.
ASLTA certification.
Experience using Canvas LMS.
Experience and comfort facilitating virtual ASL class sessions on Zoom or comparable platform.

Contact Information to Applicants

Stace Strome
ASLD Program Director

Additional Candidate Instruction

Please apply online with attachments of curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three (3) individuals who can serve as professional references, and a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications for the position at Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Review Begins18-Oct-2021
Anticipated Start Date


Position NumberTBD
Primary Campus

Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus



Employee ClassF-Faculty

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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