Lecturer, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies (Interpreting)
School of Professional Studies
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.
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 focus on ASL/English Interpretation.
- Common examples of courses for which lecturers would be needed: ASLD 501 Introduction to ASL/English Interpreting Profession, ASLD 607 Ethics and
- Professionalism for Interpreters, ASLD 610 Psychological Effects of Interpreting
- 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).
- A master's degree from a nationally accredited university is required by the start date of the appointment.
- At least two years' experience teaching ASL/English interpreting related coursework.
- National or state Interpreter certification to include at least one of the following: CDI, CI, CT, NIC, BEI or MICS.
Contact Information to Applicants
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in ASL/ English interpreting or related field.
- Experience using Canvas LMS.
- Experience and comfort facilitating virtual class sessions on Zoom or comparable platform.
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 https://jobs.ku.edu
Review of applications will begin October 1,2023 and will continue until the position is filled.