Instructor for Educator, ASL
University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice, and Human Services
United States

Instructor - Educator, ASL




Date: May 23, 2019


Location: Cincinnati, OH, US


Instructor Educator


American Sign Language (ASL)




The School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is currently seeking a full-time ASL/Deaf Studies Instructor Educator. Instructor Educators are professionals with the responsibility of providing quality learning experiences for University of Cincinnati students, and are to perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the School of Education. Faculty members report to the School of Education Director.




Instructor Educators will have responsibilities in instruction and service as outlined below:






    Teach undergraduate American Sign Language/ Deaf Studies courses using active learning methods and use a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course, such as cooperative learning, experiential learning, and critical thinking and reflective practice.

    Contribute to the creation and design of, as well as follow, the course or program standard design where prescribed. 

        Maintain, update, and utilize Blackboard/Canopy course materials, including standardized assessments.

        Design and create teaching tools for use by all ASL/Deaf Studies instructional staff.

    Prepare course lesson plans and all accompanying teaching materials before class.

    Be aware of and abide by prescribed procedures for inviting guest speakers to class and/or arranging for field trips.

    Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of data, including:

        Evaluating academic progress of students.

        Compiling reports on student performance.

    Support students' learning goals by:


    Focusing on student learning outcomes.

    Taking into account the needs and abilities of the students

    Advising students regarding academic programs.

    Providing remedial instruction and guidance to students as necessary.

    Assessing students’ academic/social support.

    Making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.

    Maintaining the academic integrity of the college.

    Making himself/herself available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.

    Being aware of and recommending campus services to students as needed.






    Take leadership role in organizing Deaf-related events on- and off-campus (such as Deaf Awareness Week) which entail networking with the Deaf community and processing associated feedback;

    Provide insights to the growth, development and direction of the ASL/Deaf Studies program; Make recommendations for instruction or program changes as well as participate in curricular development and revisions;

    Work collaboratively with the ASL/Deaf Studies team;

    Participate in staff meetings (2 Meetings/month anticipated);

    Host office hours (minimum of 4 hours/week).

    Exhibit the following characteristics in their work, both in and out of the classroom: Motivation and productive work habits; Commitment to excellence as expressed in the College mission, vision and values; A positive, cooperative and supportive attitude toward others; Punctuality; and Reliability when performing assigned tasks. 




Position Qualifications:  Master's degree in Education, Deaf Education, Second Language Instruction or related field, and minimum of three academic years of teaching ASL courses at the college/university level;




Ideal Qualifications:


American Sign Language native-like proficiency as measured by a minimum score of 3+ on the ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview), or a SCPI (Signed Communication Proficiency Interview) rating of Advanced+; and/or ASLTA certification.




Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should submit an application and a cover letter addressing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three references online at  Further information about the University and School of Education is available at      








The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.




As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).




The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.




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