Instructor Position in American Sign Language (ASL)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • Feb 13, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Languages & Literature

Job Description

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN College of Applied Health Science Department of Speech and Hearing Science Non-Tenure Track Instructor Position in American Sign Language (ASL)

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science invites applications for a regular, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to teach undergraduate-level language courses in American Sign Language. Other duties may include service on department committees, as assigned by the Head. Proposed start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.


The Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois is a major teaching and research unit located within the College of Applied Health Sciences, which also contains the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport, and Tourism; and the Disability Resources and Educational Services unit. The Department of Speech and Hearing Science has approximately 20 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate, professional, and doctoral programs. Additional information about the Department, our programs, and faculty may be found at


Preferred and Required Qualifications

A B.A/B.S degree with native or near-native proficiency in ASL is the minimal requirement for this position, though a Master’s degree and extensive professional experience and/or certifications are preferred. We seek candidates who have an active program of teaching ASL, and by extension Deaf Culture, and who demonstrate excellence in the classroom at the undergraduate level.

Application Details

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2020. Review of applications and interviews may take place, and offers may be made, before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for the position. Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online at Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of past teaching success, names and contact information for three professional references.

For further information regarding the position applicants may contact:

Laura Davies-Brenier, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee

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Application Deadline

March 1 or until filled