The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach and conduct research in the areas of Interpreter Education and American Sign Language. Applicants may also show expertise in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or a closely related field. This position will be affiliated with the Deaf Studies team consisting of American Sign Language Education, Deaf Education, and Educational Interpreting.
TPTE resides within the highly ranked College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. All TPTE faculty members are characterized by teaching excellence and a strong commitment to the department’s mission of “advancing equity through excellence in education.”. Additionally, TPTE faculty members on the tenure track are characterized by high research productivity. See https://tpte.utk.edu/about-the-department/
The Deaf Studies team within the TPTE department consists of programs that offer bachelor’s degrees in Educational Interpreting, ASL Education, and Deaf Education, and a minor in ASL. Master’s degree programs are offered in ASL Education and Deaf Education. Doctoral programs are available in Educational Interpreting and Deaf Education. We also offer more than 50 ASL courses to approximately 1,000 students annually. All faculty are ASL fluent and there are several Deaf faculty on the team,
The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Interpreter Education and American Sign Language. The position begins August 1, 2024, or when the position is filled.
Required qualifications include: (1) an earned doctoral degree in a related field by the start date of August 1, 2024; (2) an emerging record of published research and scholarship; (3) demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language (ASL); (4) an interest in the pursuit of external funding; (5) one or more of the following: National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI), a passing score on the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)-Knowledge Exam, or various previous Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certifications; (6) active participation with professional organizations at the state and/or national level; (7) experience in regard to cultural, linguistic, gender, dis/ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnic diversity; and (8) evidence of potential to teach undergraduate and graduate students in Interpreter Education and ASL.
Candidates for Associate Professor should have an exemplary record of scholarship in terms of peer reviewed publications and presentations and a record of applying for and obtaining external funding plus a record of excellent teaching and mentoring. Additionally, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville is seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
Desired qualifications include: (1) demonstrated record of published research and scholarship; (2) a history of successfully teaching and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students in Interpreter Education and/or ASL; (3) intentional incorporation of social justice into one’s teaching and scholarship; (4) a record of pursuing external funding; (8) knowledge of educational interpreting practices, the process for the Educational Interpreting Performance Assessment (EIPA) and certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); (9) knowledge of ASL/English bilingual/multilingual education approaches and/or Deaf Education; and (10) experience in the use of Canvas or other learning management systems, and application of technologies such as video editing skills and web development
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: (1) conducting and publishing scholarly research; (2) pursuing external funding to support an active research agenda; (3) teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate courses in Interpreter Education, ASL, and potentially other program areas such as ASL Education and Deaf Education; (4) actively engaging in service and community outreach; (5) advising students; and (6) serving on graduate student and departmental committees. This is a campus-based position.
This 9-month tenure track appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Address applications to the search committee chairs and submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/129115 a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and reprints of relevant publications (or works in progress). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact the chair directly (email@example.com)
Dr. David Smith
Chair of Search Committee
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