Location: Framingham, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Feb 18 2019 Job Description:
The Department of World Languages at Framingham State University is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in the American Sign Language (ASL) Program, with concentrations in ASL/English Interpreting and in Deaf Studies. The successful candidate will teach ASL and Deaf Studies courses to prepare undergraduate students for professional careers as interpreters or as personnel in Deaf services agencies, residential programs, and educational and human service settings requiring fluency in ASL. In addition to teaching, the candidate is responsible for academic advising of students, and participation in departmental and committee activities. This position also entails coordinating the ASL Program, which includes a variety of duties such as hiring program faculty as needed, conducting advisory board meetings, responding to inquiries regarding the program, developing the class schedule every semester, coordinating curricular development for the program, and coordinating program assessment.
The position begins September 1, 2019.
Masters Degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, ASL/English Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely related field.
Three years minimum teaching experience within an ASL program at the college/university level
Expert knowledge in ASL education and second-language (L2) instruction, or ASL linguistics, ASL literature, Deaf culture
Proven experience in teaching advanced ASL courses beyond published textbooks
Fluency in ASL as demonstrated with a minimum score of 4.0 on the ASL Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or equivalent assessment.
Experience with, or a demonstrated willingness to, participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.
PhD or EdD in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, ASL/English Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely related field.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience as outlined in Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining agreement (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/).
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 107502
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston. Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the second year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.