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Lecturer of ASL/Deaf Studies

The University of New Hampshire, Manchester Campus invites applications for the position of Lecturer of ASL/Deaf Studies. UNH Manchester, the university’s urban campus, serves New Hampshire’s largest, most diverse, and rapidly growing community. The College actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with a mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry.

This Lecturer position begins August 2018 and is a non-tenure-track appointment with a one-year renewable contract. The person in this position will primarily teach courses in ASL/Deaf Studies and may teach courses in ASL/English translation or interpretation (if needed and appropriate). The program has met the National Interpreter Education Standards since 1999 and was the first interpreting program in the country to be accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education (CCIE) in 2007 and the first program to be re-accredited in 2017. Opportunities exist to develop innovative approaches to teaching, engagement, and experiential learning in this nationally recognized program.

Candidates must have a master's degree in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Interpretation, or a related field, and having a Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates who are multicultural, have native or near-native fluency in ASL, and are Deaf are especially welcome to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence and academic contributions to the fields of ASL and Deaf Studies are required. Also, American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification is preferred. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester and courses range from introductory to advanced courses in ASL/Deaf Studies. As the urban, commuter college of the University of New Hampshire, the College serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional learners. Applicants may visit our website ( to learn more about the College’s mission and its curriculum.

To apply, please visit: Applicants should be prepared to upload a letter of introduction, cv, evidence of teaching effectiveness (typically submitted in the form of teaching evaluations), teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references. Review of applications begins May 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
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