Faculty, Assistant Professor, ASL & Deaf Studies - 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 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, 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a doctorate from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered for the position, candidates must have a Ph.D. or be ABD from an accredited institution along with a minimum of four years of teaching experience at the college/university level (or equivalent), which includes both face-to-face and online instruction.

We are seeking applicants who have expertise and experience in teaching Deaf Studies broadly, but the applicant must be able to teach courses in all of the following: Deaf cinema, ASL literature, multicultural issues in the Deaf-World, oppression, and Deaf people and Disability. Applicants should have a research agenda strongly geared towards one of these areas.

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 General Deaf Studies emphasis in the Deaf Studies B.A. Intimate and extensive Deaf-World experience is required.


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


Native or native-like fluency in American Sign Language and be fluent in (written) English.
Skill in effective human relation and communication techniques.


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

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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