Lecturer - ASL - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the administrative direction of the Dean of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the Chair of the Department of Languages, ASL & Deaf Studies Program Coordinator, and the Interpreting Coordinator, the individual will perform some or all of the following duties: plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught (as assigned); prepare instructional materials, i.e. exams, course outlines, syllabus, visual aids, and instruction sheets as necessary; instruct manage, and supervise individuals and groups in classroom and laboratories through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, field trips, individualized instruction and tutoring, internships and other appropriate media; evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, practical, and performance tests; maintain a student-oriented approach to education and advising; assist in student advisement, advancement and placement; maintain desirable classroom conditions and perform other duties as assigned; deliver courses both in face-to-face and online settings; maintain accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, and performance; supervise extra-curricular activities as assigned; organize and manage mentoring programs; establish and maintain office hours and attend department and school meetings; supervise or assist in supervising labs, programs, committees, etc. as assigned; maintain professional currency in courses taught including but not limited to certification, professional status, travel, teaching methodologies, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction, research, etc; work with grants, supervising, writing, executing, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a master’s degree plus two years of experience in a related discipline required. Demonstrated successful teaching at the college or university level is required.
-Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught preferred.


Extensive knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught, which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice; instructional strategies and techniques; student management, motivation, evaluation; evaluation of (peer and self) instruction; program and curriculum development and evaluation; effective human relation skills and communication techniques.

Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engage learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presenting and report and grant writing.


We are seeking applicants who have expertise and experience in teaching ASL Interpreting. The applicant must be able to teach skill- and theory-based courses in all of the following: Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting (both expressive and receptive), Interpreting Ethics, Multicultural and Gender issues in Interpreting, Oppression, and one or more emerging Specialized Interpreting Fields such as Legal, Medical/Mental Health, and/or VRS.


The appointee must have native or native-like fluency in American Sign Language and be fluent in (written) English, prepared in basic language teaching pedagogy. The successful candidate must also be prepared to coordinate the courses and ancillary programs associated with UVU’s Deaf Studies emphasis in Interpreting B.A. Intimate and extensive Deaf-World experience is required.

Ability to apply general principles to specific conditions, follow written and oral procedures and instructions.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Languages
  • Lecturer - ASL
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Foreign Languages & Literature
  • Speech / Hearing
  • Other Health Sciences
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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