Asst/Assoc Professor, ASL & Interpreting Ed. Dept. - Rochester Institute of Technology (5595BR)

Requisition Number: 5595BR

School/Department: ASL & Interpreting Education

College : National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Faculty Rank : Assistant/Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The new ASL Assistant/Associate Professor will:

  • Teach ASL and theory courses in the ASL/Interpreting programs
  • Develop and revise ongoing curriculum
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities
  • Attend professional development activities
  • Participate in communication development activities
  • Serve the department, institute and the community as needed

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE:

NTID / ASL and Interpreting Education Department

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline related to the field of sign language interpreting instruction or a relevant field (for example, Applied linguistics, cross-culture communication, communication, curriculum and instruction)
  • Knowledge of and skills in pedagogy and content of Sign Language
  • Demonstrated native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
  • ASLTA certification is required by the end of two-year period from the date of hiring.
  • Teaching experience in a postsecondary setting
  • PhD education level or ABD*

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is ABD, they will begin their employment with lecturer status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree. At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5595BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to careers@rit.edu.