Visiting Instructor in American Sign Language (ASL)
University of Cincinnati Department of American Sign Language
United States

Visiting Instructor - American Sign Language (ASL)




Date: May 13, 2019


Location: Cincinnati, OH, US


Visiting Instructor – American Sign Language (ASL)




Full-time ASL/Deaf Studies Visiting Instructors are professionals with the responsibility of providing quality learning experiences for University of Cincinnati students. Visiting Instructors are to perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the School of Education. Faculty members report to the School of Education Director, through the ASL Program Coordinator.



Full-time ASL/Deaf Studies visiting instructors will: Teach classes in designated subject areas necessary to improve students’ academic performance at the University using active learning methods a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course, such as, cooperative learning, experiential learning, 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 course materials, including standardized assessments. Collaborate with other faculty to design and create teaching tools for use by all ASL/Deaf Studies instructional staff. Create a positive learning environment for their students, by: Arranging for the acquisition and preparation of all teaching materials; Requesting equipment and other classroom accommodations (including interpreting needs) in a timely manner necessary to meet course objectives. Preparing course lesson plans and all accompanying teaching materials before class.




Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of data, including: Teaching evaluations, 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, Becoming familiar with academic and social support, Making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences, Maintaining the academic integrity of the college, Making himself/herself available to assist student in achieving their learning goals, Being aware of and recommending campus services to students as needed.



Visiting instructors will: Take leadership roles in organizing Deaf-related events on- and off-campus; Provide insights to the growth, development and direction of the program; Make recommendations for instruction or program changes as well as participate in curricular development and revisions; Participate in staff meetings as needed (2 meetings/month is 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 Qualification:  Bachelor's or Master's degree in related field and teaching experience; evidence of advanced proficiency in American Sign Language and English; expert knowledge in the linguistics of ASL, Deaf culture and second-language (L2) instruction are required; one-year minimum teaching experience 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.








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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