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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Interpreting Instructor/Assistant Professor: ASL/English Interpreting Program Full-time Tenure Track Position
The Department of Exceptionality Programs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for one full-time tenure track position to teach interpreting courses (Job # 24900-19-123). The ASL/English Interpreting Program prepares students to work as interpreters in the Deaf community and is a four-year Bachelor’s Degree program.

Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities will include interpreting related courses in the ASL/English Interpreting Program, teaching and/or supervising in other relevant areas that support the program.  Expectations of this position include continued scholarship and service. Instructional delivery can occur through online, traditional, and alternative instructional methods. Voluntary summer contracts may also be available.

Date of Appointment: Fall semester, 2020.

Qualifying Education/Experience: Earned Master’s Degree by January, 2020 in a related field to ASL, Linguistics, or Interpreting from an accredited institution required. Candidates must enroll or be currently enrolled in a doctoral program and commit to achieve the doctoral degree prior to tenure decision.

Preferred Criteria:  

  1. Doctoral degree where the research conducted was related to ASL, interpreting, or deafness from an accredited institution.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  3. Evidence of skills in ASL.
  4. Experience teaching ASL and interpreting courses at the college level.
  5. RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification.
  6. Prior experience in supervision of student interpreters.
  7. Evidence of scholarly activity and professional development.

Application Process: A complete application includes a letter of application addressing qualifications, experiences, and preferences for the position, curriculum vitae, official/unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In addition, please upload applicable certifications and certificates. Submit application materials online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bloomuedu/default.cfm<span< a=””> style=”font-weight: 400;”>. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair Department of Exceptionality Programs ASL/English Interpreting Program Search, Dr. Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, at jbentley@bloomu.edu.

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 29, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding. Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Elwell Hall 142, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: 570-389-4808; Email: titleixcoord@bloomu.edu. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-656-6010; Fax: 215-656-6020.</span<>