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Lecturer, American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpreter/Interpreting Lecturer

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Sign Language

Posting Number: req7650

Department: Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The College of Education has an opening for a full-time ASL-English Interpreter/Interpreting Lecturer to interpret for faculty, teach interpreting courses, and support department and unit initiatives and programs.

Interpreting in this role will include translating and/or interpret for faculty as needed, during interactions with administration, faculty, staff, students, members of the public, research participants and collaborators. Examples of settings where interpreting may occur: Research meetings/related activities; outdoors in remote, natural environments; department/program activities, one-on-one with faculty or students; classroom or related activities; sponsored events, etc. Interpreting in this role requires working in fast-paced, highly technical, academic settings where autonomous decision-making and the highest ethical standards are expected. Lecturing in this role will include teaching ASL-English interpreting courses.

The successful candidate functioning in the interpreting role will provide interpreting services onsite in Tucson, and at times throughout the southwest (50%); and when functioning in the lecturer role: teach 1-2 ASL-English interpreting courses each semester and support program activities onsite in Tucson (40%), and perform service responsibilities (10%).

We seek an interpreter highly competent in ASL and spoken English, proficient in performing technical and academic interpretations (including platform/conference presentations), teaching, field work; demonstrates strict adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct, knowledgeable of cultural diversity, cultural terminology, and best practices, and committed to ongoing development.

We seek a lecturer with knowledge of best practices teaching ASL-English interpreters (including Deaf interpreters), ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, able to guide students in the learning process toward achievement of interpreting proficiency, experience with technology, and able to teach in a variety of formats (including remotely).

Interpreters/lecturers with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Application review will begin November 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; sick leave
and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified
family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation
and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translate and/or interpret
    between ASL and English in a variety of academic and research settings
    (including research settings that requiring hiking to
  • Prepare for interpreting
    assignments by staying current on faculty research agenda and other
    relevant publications
  • Regularly consult with
    administration and faculty about management of dual roles
  • Teach beginning to advanced
    ASL-English interpreting classes and maintain office hours for
  • Support program activities as
    needed (recruiting, screening, advising, mentoring, etc.)
  • Foster a positive, equitable,
    and inclusive learning environment for students
  • Develop and
    revise curricula in accordance with the standards of the Commission on
    Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE)
  • Produce and contribute to
    documents related to teaching and learning within the program
  • Participate in department and
    program events and meetings
  • Establish
    and maintain a positive and supportive working relationship with
    co-workers and supervisor
  • Contribute to community,
    departmental, college, university, and discipline-specific service
  • Perform other duties as
  • Potential
    for developing nationally recognized scholarship and a strong
    publication record

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to make ethical decisions and maintain confidential information

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently hold (or meet all qualifications for) valid
    state of Arizona Generalist Interpreter or Legal Interpreter license, in
    accordance with A.R.S. Sec. 36-1946 et seq (licensure verification
    required prior to first day of employment)
  • Certified with RID, BEI, NAD, or AVLIC
  • Master's degree in Interpreting, Interpreting Pedagogy,
    Linguistics, or a related field
  • Minimum of one year of full-time experience in
    instruction of ASL-English interpreting
  • Minimum of five years of full-time professional
    interpreting experience
  • Native to near native
    fluency in American Sign Language

Preferred Qualifications

* Three or more years of experience teaching ASL-English interpreting at the community college or university level.

* Five or more years of full-time experience interpreting in professional and/or academic settings as a designated interpreter with Deaf professionals/academics.

* Experience interpreting in K12 Educational settings.

* Experience mentoring new or student interpreters.

* Experience working within diverse educational, language, and cultural settings.

* Expertise in course and curriculum development

* ASLPI (level 4 or higher) OR SLPI:ASL (Advanced/Advanced Plus or higher rating)

* Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Holly Nelson & Melanie McKay-Cody (search committee co-chairs)

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit the following four documents.

1. Cover Letter

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Diversity statement - Diversity statements should describe how candidates' research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education (to be uploaded into an "Additional Document" slot).

4. Name and contact information of THREE References (Videophone/phone and email) in one PDF document (to be uploaded into an "Additional Document" slot).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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