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American Sign Language Instructor

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Foreign Languages/Linguistics

Department: Special Education & Clinical Sciences
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 9, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and upload a video or submit a link to a video which demonstrates your teaching of an American Sign Language (ASL) concept. The concept should be appropriate for hearing, first year, ASL students.

Department Summary
The Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences is one of four academic departments in the College of Education. It is comprised of three major programs: Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS), School Psychology (SPSY), and Special Education (SPED). The Department offers degrees from undergraduate to master's and doctoral, as well as licensure and endorsement programs. The Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department is involved in collaborative efforts among all COE departments and institutes to support research across the College, outreach activities, and core requirements for the master's and doctoral programs.

The Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) Program offers a Communication Disorders and Sciences undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degree as well as a master's and a doctoral degree and a program of courses in American Sign Language. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredits the program. CDS offers a four-year undergrad program ( approximately 125 students), a two-year master's program (approximately 60 students), and a doctoral program (4 students on average).

Position Summary
The Communication and Disorders Sciences Program seeks to hire a full-time Career Instructor. This position will be expected to teach a minimum of eight sections of American Sign Language (ASL) courses per academic year. Duties will include course preparation, classroom teaching, preparation and evaluation of student assignments and exams, and scheduled office hours.

This is a two-year language program that fulfills the second language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The ASL program includes skill-building classes, laboratory experience, and lecture/discussion classes.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education or related field.
• Native or Near-Native in signing skills.
• Knowledge of Deaf Culture.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
• Three academic years of experience teaching ASL and related courses at the university level.
• Ability to teach ASL to second language learners in first-year and second-year ASL courses.
• Ability to teach Introduction to American Deaf Culture course.
• Interest and skills to work with ASL club and community events.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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