Lecturer- American Sign Language Interpreting

Henderson, Nevada, United States

Job description

Nevada State College(NSC) invites applications for an American Sign Language Interpreting Lecturer to begin in the spring or fall of 2018. The lecturer will help to pioneer NSC’s BA in Deaf Studies by teaching classes in American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting, and Deaf culture.

About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, NSC is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in southern Nevada.

NSC operates with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada. We serve approximately 3,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; more than half of our students are first-generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, we are dedicated to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of our campus, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada. We seek a colleague who is passionate about Deaf Studies and our diverse student body.

As a teaching-oriented institution, we focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning, all in the pursuit of student success. As a member of our faculty, you would work in technology-rich facilities (including iClickers, Sympodium, document cameras, and a lecture capture system), and we urge you to incorporate evidence-based practices while exploring creative ideas and techniques to improve student learning. Our average class size is 27.

For more information about working for NSC, please watch this video.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teaching one or more introductory (100-level) classes each semester in American Sign Language.
  • Teaching one or more classes in ASL Interpreting and Deaf culture.
  • Serving on departmental and college-wide committees.
  • Helping to develop a new Deaf Studies program with other faculty in the Humanities Department
  • Helping to support awareness of Deaf Culture on campus.

Rank and Salary
Salary range is $50,000 to $55,000 per year (for a 9-month contract). You may have opportunities for overload pay for winter and summer session courses.

We offer excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, Deaf Education, or a related discipline.
  • RID/NIC Certification.
  • Three years of experience as a working interpreter.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, particularly with a largely first-generation student population.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (NSC does not sponsor visas for international applicants).


  • A PhD in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, Deaf Education, or a related discipline.
  • NIC-Advanced Certification, NIC-Master Certification, or ASLTA Certification.
  • One year or more of experience teaching ASL to undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
  • Evidence of positive contributions to the Deaf community.

How to apply

Apply online

Nevada State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from qualified members of legally protected classes. Discrimination based or race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or military status is prohibited. NSC is committed to being a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

The newest institution of higher learning in the state, Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future.