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Assistant Professor in Professions in Deafness

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 013861
Functional Title Assistant Professor in Professions in Deafness
Position Type Tenure Stream
Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn
University Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections.

UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs.

Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Specialized Education Services values and supports the dignity and rights of all individuals — especially children and adults with disabilities, and those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. We are driven by the belief that all people deserve the support systems to live, learn and work as independently as possible. Our bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. programs chart a course for meaningful career paths with this as a central purpose. Through community-engaged teaching, research, and service, students gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to make valuable contributions in institutions of higher education, state education systems, school systems, and community services. Our graduates are leaders in their roles as teachers, professors, interpreters, administrators, advocates, and researchers in early childhood services, special education, and deaf-related fields.

Position Summary

The Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Professions in Deafness (PID). The 9-month academic appointment start date is August 2018. Opportunities for summer employment might be available. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a “high research activity” institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students. Located in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, UNCG is one of four doctoral granting institutions of the 16 North Carolina campus university system, and places strong emphasis on effective teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service to the community.

The Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) offers NCATE accredited teacher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Professions in Deafness program currently consists of three concentrations (i.e., Interpreter Preparation, K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure, and Advocacy and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) that prepare professionals for a variety of career options working with the D/deaf community, including interpreters, teachers, and human services personnel. Plans for the future include graduate programs in interpreting as well as applied linguistics (ASL) and early childhood and family services with a bilingual, tri-modal, and multi-cultural emphasis.

Productivity, or potential for such, in a scholarly line of research to advance understanding and/or intervention with D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals, including but not limited to, peer reviewed journal publications, presentations to the profession, and externally funded research and other projects; Mentoring doctoral students in the SES department; Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in SES/PID such as those in sign language interpreting, ASL, linguistics, education, and/or advocacy; Collaborating with colleagues to further design and teach graduate programs; Advising undergraduate and/or graduate students; Monitoring data collection for national and state certification entities; Arranging and supervising practica and student teaching experiences with public schools and community agencies; Engaging in service to the academic community and the profession at the national, state, University, and Department levels.

The UNCG seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates who are of color, are Deaf or Deaf/Blind, have varying sexual orientations, or are from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the University’s identity, its commitment to diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate these themes in their teaching, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum required qualifications for this position include all of the following:
• Earned doctorate in a deaf-related field such as interpreting, deaf education, advocacy, ASL (Linguistics), Deaf studies, special education (ABD considered)
• Minimum of three years professional employment with D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals as a interpreter, teacher, or service personnel
• Demonstrated, or potential to demonstrate, research and scholarship activities focused on topics related to D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and/or services for the D/deaf
• Demonstrated, or potential to demonstrate, ability to secure external funding from federal or private entities for research and other projects
• Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language and written English
• Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture, the Deaf community, and related professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in the use of state of the art medias and technology to enhance educational access, delivery, and communication
• Experience teaching at the college level including online or blended delivery
• National interpreting certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
• Certification with the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
• Licensure in Teaching Deaf/Hard of Hearing students (CED preferred)
• Knowledge of curriculum requirements and trends in D/deaf-related fields, especially advocacy, education, and interpreting

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following at

  1. An application letter addressing the stated responsibilities and qualifications,
  2. A curriculum vitae

Top candidates may be asked to provide additional information outside the Jobsearch system after the initial review by the Committee of the CV and Letter of Interest.

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Org #-Department Specialized Education Services - 12017
Job Open Date 10/04/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 9
FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Documents
  3. Writing Sample(s)

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)