Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Employment Category: Full-time
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Department of World Languages at Framingham State University is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in the American Sign Language (ASL) Program, with concentrations in ASL/English Interpreting and in Deaf Studies.
The successful candidate will teach ASL/English interpreting courses (Introduction to the Interpreting Profession, ASL/English Interpreting I-IV) as well as courses related to ASL/English interpreting (Communication Dynamics in Interpreted Encounters, Ethical Decision-Making in the Interpreting Profession, Reading and Analysis of Research in Interpreting, Undergraduate Research in Interpreting, ASL/English Interpreting Practicum and Seminar I-II) to prepare undergraduate students for professional careers as interpreters. In addition to teaching, the candidate is responsible for academic advising of students, participation in departmental and committee activities, and contributions to scholarship in the field of ASL/English interpreting.
This position also entails some coordination of the ASL/English Interpreting concentration under the supervision of the ASL Program Coordinator. These duties include involvement in hiring of program faculty, responding to inquiries about the program, assistance in developing course schedules, overseeing curricular enhancements, and participating in program assessment. The position begins September 1, 2024.
- Master’s Degree in ASL/English Interpreting or a closely related field.
- Three years minimum experience in teaching of interpreting skills courses within an ASL/English Interpreting or Deaf Studies program at the college/university level.
- Professional interpreting credentialing from RID, BEI or other recognized interpreter credentialing body. CDI credentialing is accepted.
- Minimum of five years of professional interpreting experience.
- Experience with, or a demonstrated willingness to, participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.
- PhD or EdD in ASL/English Interpreting, or a closely related field.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at a faculty rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity employer.
Members of underrepresented or minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
- Names and contact information for three professional or academic references (references are not contacted automatically upon submission of application).
*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.
Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.
The review of applications may continue until the position is filled.