Pool- Lecturer, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
School of Professional Studies
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus and American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Department invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for a regular lecturer position. Lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or instruction of course(s). Primary role is instruction, with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the type of lecturer appointment and the time frame for the preparation and instruction of the course(s).
The lecturer position will teach for the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies BA/BGS program at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The courses for this program will be taught exclusively at the Edwards Campus or Online, and may run on a standard or non-standard course schedule.
Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses consistent with departmental instructional needs.
The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
100%- Regular Lecturer Duties:
Teach and/or develop a specified number of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester for the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program.
Common examples of courses for which lecturers would be needed: ASLD 311 Intro to Deaf Studies; ASLD 505 American Sign Language V; ASLD 506 American Sign Language VI
Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute.
Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required.
Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
Adhere to all Departmental, College and University policies.
Lecturers may work with Program Director to determine format and schedule for course(s).
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, and (3) information provided from three professional references:
A master’s degree from a nationally accredited university in American Sign Language, or closely related field, is required by the start date of the appointment.
At least five years experience teaching ASL and/or Deaf Studies in higher education.
Contact Information to Applicants
ASL Program Director
Additional Candidate Instruction
Please apply online with attachments of curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three (3) individuals who can serve as professional references, and a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications for the position at https://jobs.ku.edu.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.