College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant Professor - American Sign Language Interpreting Program - Tenure-Track

Description:

Assistant professor sought for an exciting opportunity to join a growing program in American Sign Language Interpreting housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston Main campus in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston is the first state institution in Texas to offer a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) and is positioned to have a world class program.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in an applicable field, and show strong potential for research. The candidate should possess or be able to obtain a rating of on the ASLPI of 4 or higher or the SLPI of Advanced Plus or higher. The candidate should hold one of the following certifications: RID certification (CI/CT, CSC, NIC Master or CDI), BEI certification (Level 4 or Master), and/or NAD certification (Level IV or V). In addition, training and experience in interpreter education and knowledge of and experience with the Deaf community are preferred. Responsibilities will include: teaching in the ASLI curriculum, engaging in scholarly research activities in area of expertise, supervising and advising students, participating in department and university service, and additional activities that support of the program's efforts toward full certification. This full-time, tenure track position will begin in Fall 2014.

The University of Houston, a Carnegie designated Tier One public research university, is centrally located in the vibrant international city of Houston, Texas. The fourth largest city in the nation, Houston is a dynamic cultural and business center. The University of Houston is located with convenient access to downtown and within four miles of the nationally and internationally recognized Texas Medical Center, with more than 30 medical facilities affording numerous opportunities for collaboration.  Each year we educate over 39,000 students and are one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the U.S.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (www.class.uh.edu/comd) has approximately 250 undergraduate and 85 graduate students and offers B.A. in American Sign Language Interpreting, B.A. and B.S. degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a post-baccalaureate leveling program and an M.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  Our on-campus clinic provides services to the greater Houston area across the age span.

Application Procedures:

Send applications to: Sharon Hill (shill@uh.edu) by Dec. 15th, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include: letter of interest with stated qualifications for the position, a summary of administrative accomplishments highlighting abilities relevant to the posted position, teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Transcripts from all educational institutions will be requested from final candidates.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.