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Tenure Track - ASL & Deaf Studies - Interpreting
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Jan. 4, 2023
Title Tenure Track - ASL & Deaf Studies - Interpreting
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department American Sign Language & Deaf Studies
Application Deadline 03/31/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Tenure Track - ASL & Deaf Studies - Interpreting

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300168
Closing: 3/31/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Humanities/Social Science

Position Announcement
The American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program at Utah Valley University is seeking applications from applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position to begin fall semester 2023. The ASL & Deaf Studies Program is located in the Department of Languages & Cultures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This position is an excellent opportunity to play an essential role in a well-established program which offers a total of over fifty different courses serving multiple degree options. We welcome diverse perspectives and seek to provide an atmosphere of inclusion in our program. Workload expectations will consist of teaching (80%), research (10%), and service (10%). The position carries a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, typically 12 credits per semester (4/4). The appointee will design and teach courses using appropriate methods to meet clearly stated course objectives. Instruction may be face-to-face, Online, or hybrid formats as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in interpreter education, interpreting, Deaf Studies or a related field with a research focus related to Deaf cultures and/or signed languages required. Related fields include but are not limited to: anthropology, linguistics, history, education, geography, political science, sociology, etc. Candidates must have native or native-like fluency in American Sign Language and be fluent in (written) English, prepared in basic teaching pedagogy and be willing and able to teach courses associated with the American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program. Intimate and extensive Deaf-World experience required.


  • Previous college-level teaching diverse interpreting courses.
  • Training in specialty areas and teaching competency in areas that complement current faculty specialties as part of an interdisciplinary program in Deaf Studies.
  • Experience teaching across various platforms, i.e. face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Must be certified with a national level certification such as the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or hold another recognized certification.
  • Demonstrable extensive experience in a diverse range of interpreting settings.
  • Knowledge of classroom instruction, curriculum development, and program evaluation.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Collegial and cordial attitude toward interaction with colleagues, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrable extensive knowledge of Deaf Studies, interpreting and the ties between the field and various allied disciplines.
  • Demonstrable extensive knowledge and experience working with Certified Deaf Interpreters.
  • Demonstrable extensive knowledge of and familiarity with the Deaf-World.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated and responsible.
  • Ability to engage with the local Deaf community.

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