Assistant Professor, Department of Liberal Studies 5089BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Liberal Studies
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: English Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 01-Aug-2019
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: DLS provides English, humanities, and social science courses to 1,150 deaf and hard-of-hearing students with varied levels of reading and writing preparation. We host an associate degree program in Applied Liberal Arts. Our department welcomes talented candidates who will provide inclusive and culturally responsive experiences for our domestic and international students using American Sign Language. The successful applicant will be creative, team-oriented, and eager to contribute to the growth of our curriculum and to the success of our students.
Detailed Job Description
The Department of Liberal Studies (DLS) in Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2020. We seek applicants with a doctoral degree in English, Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, Composition Studies, Deaf Education, Second Language Acquisition, or related field in the humanities or social sciences, with training and experience teaching English to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, as well as knowledge of Deaf pedagogy, language acquisition, and Deaf culture. Applicants should be bilingual (fluent in both American Sign Language and written English) and have an active program of scholarship that informs pedagogical practice within their field. Doctoral candidates are welcome to apply.
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Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in English, Applied Linguistics, Composition Studies, Communication Studies, Deaf Education, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; doctoral candidates may be considered
Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English
Prior experience teaching and/or tutoring English as a second language to deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or post-secondary level
Currency in the field of Deaf Education and Deaf pedagogy
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