Lecturer, Deaf Studies
Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology & Deaf Studies
College of Health Professions
Towson University invites applications for a full time, 10-month lecturer position beginning in August 2014. Responsibilities include undergraduate instruction, academic advising, and university and community service. Applicants with previous college experience teaching American Sign Language 1 to 5 will be given priority. Required: Proficiency in ASL, Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies or related field, experience teaching American Sign Language, experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language and cultural backgrounds, the ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a department, and the ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Preference: applicants with training in specialty areas that complement current faculty specialties such as Linguistics; certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association. Candidates without ASLTA certification are required to earn certification within 3 years of hire. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience.
The Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies has 21 full-time faculty and over 350 undergraduate majors across two baccalaureate degree programs: Deaf Studies, and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The Deaf Studies program offers majors in Deaf Studies and combined degree programs with Elementary Education, and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The department's graduate programs enroll over 95 students in the master's degree program in speech language pathology, and 40 students in the Audiology clinical doctorate program.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia
Please send a letter of application, current vita, three current professional reference letters, American Sign Language Proficiency Score, and relevant supporting materials:
Sheryl Cooper, Ph.D.
Chair of DFST Search Committee
Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Questions should be directed to Dr. Sheryl Cooper at 410 704-2436 (voice), 443-377-3438 (VP), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
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