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Part-Time Faculty - American Sign Language - ASL (Summer 2018)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073744
Job Title Part-Time Faculty - American Sign Language - ASL (Summer 2018)
Location Campus
Pay Range $1550 - $1783 per credit
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by department/chair and Time Schedule of Classes

Job Type Part-time
Rank PTI/Adjunct
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

ASL 101/601 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (4 credits) and ASL 102/602 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (4 credits)

ASL 101/601 provides an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as a living, unique language underlying Deaf culture in the United States. It is designed for students with no background in ASL, minimal signing skills, or those who studied non-ASL manual communication systems (like Signed Exact English). Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar to participate and understand basic conversations in ASL. The course will also introduce aspects of Deaf culture in the United States.

ASL 102/602 is for continuing development of skills developed in ASL I. Vocabulary, receptive and expressive skills to engage in spontaneous conversations and tell stories in ASL.

Successful applicants may be assigned to one or both courses.


Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in Deaf Education or closely related field.

Non-native signers must demonstrate a high degree of signing competency as indicated by: a 3+ score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or an Advanced Plus or higher rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI).

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience teaching ASL at the college level is highly preferred.


Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.

Ordering the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date.

Preparation of lectures, projects or other student assignments.

Meeting all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet your class due to illness or emergency, you should exercise your best effort to reschedule the class or to obtain a substitute. You must also notify the department chair of your absence and of your plan to cover the class.

Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.

Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.

Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.

Participating in student recitals or showings.

Collect and submit student assessment data for accreditation purposes, if applicable.

Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.

Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.

Providing an updated CV annually or upon request of the department or school.

Participating in departmental meetings or workshops.

Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


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Job Posting Date 03/09/2018
Application Deadline 03/23/2018
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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