Assistant Professor of ASL Interpreting



Job description

Fulton, MO

William Woods University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach ASL/English Interpreting courses for students working towards a Bachelor’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting and focused on obtaining certification.

The contracted teaching load is 12 hours per semester, with the opportunity to teach summer school and intersession courses.
Full-time Faculty are expected to participate in faculty and campus committees, attend faculty assembly and division meetings, and conduct program and class assessments in accordance with standards developed by the University and outside accrediting entities. Faculty are also expected to develop educational programs to be presented to campus at large as part of the University LEAD program and to attend such programs sponsored by other faculty in the university.

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualification and experience.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Teach ASL/Interpreting coursework in classroom settings and online.
  • Provide support to an established online Interpreting program
  • Assist students with academic advising.
  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses that meet the needs of students and state requirements.
  • Participate in the development of assessments and evaluation of courses and the program for continuing improvement.
  • Maintain professional development according to personal and professional need.
  • Assist in recruitment efforts for the program by participating in university recruitment events and communicating with interested students.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with alumni of the program.
  • Collaborate in curriculum design and materials development for the ASL/English Interpreting degree program.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • A Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in (subject) coursework is required.
  • Ability to perform teaching, administrative, and clerical duties independently in order to fulfill goals and objectives of the program within the overall mission of the department, the division, and the University.
  • Teaching experience at a higher educational institution is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development, strong work ethic, and a commitment to working well with others.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with integrating instructional technology into classroom experiences.

Certification: Preference will be given to applicants who hold either (a) National Interpreters Certification or b) Current state certification.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, 9-month position. This position will be open until filled. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references (one being a supervisor).

How to apply

Apply online

William Woods University has a long and fascinating history originating in the aftermath of the American Civil War. First known as the Female Orphan School, the institution that is now William Woods University was founded in 1870 in Camden Point, Missouri in response to the needs of female children orphaned during the war. An independent institution, chartered by the State of Missouri, governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and in an ongoing covenant relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), William Woods University remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.