Detailed Job Description
Under the administrative direction of the Dean of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the Chair of the Department of Languages and the ASL & Deaf Studies Program 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, syllabi, visual aids, and instructions 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, 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; 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 meeting; 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.
To be considered for the position, applicants must have a law degree (J.D.) from an accredited university, a valid RID interpreting certification and a minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience at the collegiate/university level (or equivalent). This experience must be in teaching interpreting and/or deafness and the law. Applicants must also have extensive experience in the US legal system dealing with the Americans with Disability Act and other legislation and precedent affecting the rights of Deaf people, particularly with respect to communication rights, language access and education.
Candidates must also have experience interpreting in a variety of settings including courtroom and other legal settings in addition to experience in medical, educational, VRS and a variety of other 'freelance' type environments, including working with Certified Deaf Interpreters. Experience interpreting in educational settings, preferably elementary, secondary and post-secondary.
Candidates must have native or native-like fluency in American Sign Language and be fluent in (written) English, prepared in basic language teaching pedagogy, and willing and able to teach courses associated with the American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program. They must also be prepared to coordinate the courses and ancillary programs associated with UVU's interpreting emphasis in the Deaf Studies B.A. Intimate and extensive Deaf-World experience required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
(1) Ability to apply general principles to specific conditions, follow written and oral procedures and instructions
(2) 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
(3) knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presenting and report and grant writing.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.