The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University is seeking a part-time Lecturer in American Sign Language for Fall 2023 to teach CSHD 124 American Sign Language I as a virtual course. This virtual course is part of an effort to increase language offerings across consortium schools of Tufts, Boston College, Brandeis, and Boston University. The course is designed to be an introductory course in ASL 1. Through class participation, Deaf and Deaf Blind community experiences, guest speakers, and presentations, students extend their signing skills. This class is scheduled to be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 pm.
The mission of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development is to enhance the lives of children and families in diverse communities and contexts using collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches in ways that reflect the integration of research and practice - understood in the context of culture and community. The department has undergraduate and graduate programs in several areas of developmental science and applied human development. Our teaching also serves students in other Tufts departments and schools (e.g., Psychology, Computer Science, Community Health, Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning). The Department aims to prepare students to work with culturally diverse children and families in a variety of clinical, educational, research, and policy-oriented settings. The Department also reflects Tufts’ university-wide commitment to active citizenship and to social justice. See http://ase.tufts.edu/epcshd/ for more information about the department, its programs, and research centers.
Expertise in American Sign Language required. Master’s degree in the field of college-level teaching ASL or a related field. Prior teaching experience as an instructor in higher education. ASLTA certification is preferred. Experience with ASL True+Way ASL (TWA) curriculum is a plus.
Application requirements: All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at apply.interfolio.com/122942 . Applicants should submit the following: letter of application including teaching and diversity statements, CV, sample syllabus if available, student evaluations if available, contact information for at least 2 references. For application questions, please contact Mary Ellen Leone, Department Manager, Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Study and Human Development email@example.com. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.