Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, the largest state-owned university in the state with more than 17,000 students, is located in the metropolitan Philadelphia region.
The Department of Languages and Cultures is looking for a tenure-track ASL/Deaf Studies Assistant Professor to teach at all levels in this area, and to direct our growing ASL and Deaf Studies Program, as assigned. The appointment will begin in August 2021. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Deaf Studies, ASL (or ASL Interpreting), Theater/Performing Arts, Linguistics, Educational Leadership, Education, Philosophy, Psychology, or any other closely related field with a specialization in Deaf Studies or similar Deaf-specific field. The successful candidate will also have native or near-native proficiency in ASL, have experience teaching ASL (ideally including college-level experience), and have strong ties to and experience within the Deaf community, and a scholarly agenda in the broader field of ASL/Deaf Studies. A specialization in ASL pedagogy, as well as evidence of program leadership, and a proven track record of participation in curricular development of an ASL/Deaf Studies program are a plus. We expect that the candidate will be able to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses, as well as effectively advise students and contribute to the academic life of the Department. A successful candidate will join the growing ASL & Deaf Studies program in a diverse department committed to student success.
Statement of teaching philosophy and connection to the Deaf World
Evidence of scholarly activity (as a written sample or otherwise)
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, as proven by student evaluations or other available documentation.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts will be requested prior to hire.
In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted in support of their application. By including email addresses of three references in the application, the system will automatically contact the references with the capability to upload letters.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
PhD in Deaf Studies, ASL (or ASL Interpreting), Theater/Performing Arts, Linguistics, Educational Leadership, Education, Philosophy, Psychology, or any other field closely related to ASL and/or Deaf Studies (ABDs will be considered)
Specialization in Deaf Studies or similar Deaf-specific field
Native or near native proficiency in ASL
Experience teaching ASL
Strong ties to and experience with the Deaf community
Evidence of a scholarly agenda related to ASL/Deaf Studies
Specialization in ASL pedagogy
Experience in curricular innovation in ASL/Deaf Studies
Evidence of program leadership
College-level teaching experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary is according to qualification scales negotiated with the Department according to our Collective Bargaining Agreement
Internal Number: 20-198
About West Chester University
West Chester University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
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