Arizona State University — Lecturer, American Sign Language / Speech and Hearing Science

The American Sign Language Program within the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure-track Lecturer position to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. ASL courses will be taught at the ASU Tempe campus, ASU Downtown campus, and ASU online. This is an academic (9-month) annual appointment. Subsequent one-year appointments may be offered, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the university. Salary commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities include teaching different levels of ASL classes, participating in ASL curriculum development, course creation, and program advancement.

The American Sign Language (ASL) program is within the Speech and Hearing Science academic program. The ASL program offers a four-semester sequence of ASL designed to meet the undergraduate foreign language requirement of the university. All courses use an immersion method which prohibits the use of spoken language. Currently, an online certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies is under development. The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies certificate is designed to provide basic ASL signing skills with additional, targeted vocabulary for professionals across a variety of disciplines. The curriculum will also provide an overview of Deaf Culture and the linguistic features of ASL.

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. The college’s research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science, and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, the CHS focus is to use interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the complex systems that underpin all health problems for the goal of improving health outcomes of the population. This includes behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.

To learn more about ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and the American Sign Language Program, visit and language.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or greater in American Sign Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies/Education, Curriculum, Educational Technology, or other education related field.
  • 3 years college/university teaching experience in American Sign Language

Desired Qualifications

  • 5 years college/university teaching experience in American Sign Language
  • Experience with course development in the field of Deafness and/or American Sign Language
  • Experience developing online course content
  • Experience in using an online course management system and teaching online courses

Application Deadline and Procedures

Initial close date for the position is 6/15/18. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, click to submit the following:

  • letter of intent outlining qualifications, teaching experience and teaching philosophy
  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • names and contact information for three professional references

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Cecilia Contreras at

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and