Full-Time Lecturer, American Sign Language (ASL) - Department of Psychological Sciences

The Communication Sciences Program within the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer position to teach undergraduate American Sign Language (ASL) courses to begin AY 2022-2023. The successful applicant would teach our offerings in Introductory ASL (ASL 1) and ASL 2, and would also develop and offer an ASL 3 course. The department has a PhD program in communication sciences, a CAA accredited master's program in communication sciences (speech-language pathology), and a strong, diverse, and vibrant undergraduate program. In addition, the department has both an APA accredited PhD program in clinical psychology, a PhD and master’s program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences, and an undergraduate program in psychology. The teaching load is three courses each semester.

Case Western Reserve University is a Research 1 institution, ranked among the best National Universities (#42 tie ranking; #1 in Ohio) and the best “return on tuition investment” in the state of Ohio (US News and World Report). It is located in University Circle, a world-renowned area for its cultural vibrancy (including Severance Hall, the home of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and many more). All Communication Sciences Program faculty offices are housed in a LEED Silver building. The facility is within walking distance to many restaurants and shops and the public transit line. Class sizes are small, allowing for dynamic, novel, and cutting-edge teaching opportunities. The student body is diverse with 90% of the undergraduate student body from the top 20% of their high school class. The Communication Sciences Program faculty work together as an energetic and positive team continuously striving to strengthen the training and experience of our students.    

An MA degree in ASL, Deaf Studies, Education, Linguistics, or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Prior experience teaching undergraduate ASL courses and/or being a native signer of ASL will be positively reviewed. Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement that includes evidence of effective teaching, 4) a diversity statement, and 5) a list of three references. The one-page diversity statement should explain how one’s teaching has contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University. Please provide teaching evaluation data, if available. Apply to this position at: http://apply.interfolio.com/99629. Review of applications begins February 22, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at equity@case.edu. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.