Lector, American Sign Language

14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Linguistics at Yale University invites applications for a full-time Lector in American Sign Language to begin either on January 1st or on July 1, 2021. The initial appointment will run for three years, and is potentially renewable. The Lector will offer 5 courses in ASL and will be responsible for the continued development of the ASL curriculum.

The successful applicant will have completed an MA, PhD or equivalent degree in ASL, linguistics, applied linguistics, Sign Language Education, or a related field, will have experience in teaching ASL in an academic setting, will have native or near-native proficiency in ASL, and will have excellent command of written English. ASLTA Certification desirable, but not necessary.

Application Instructions
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 30, 2020, but later applications may be considered until the position is filled.  The application should include: 

  • a letter of application, 
  • a current CV, 
  • a statement laying out the applicant's teaching philosophy and experience, 
  • evidence regarding teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor reviews),
  • a sample syllabus (or other relevant teaching materials).
  • three letters of recommendation.

Contact Information:
Suzanne al-Labban, Sr. Administrative Assistant, suzanne.al-labban@yale.edu; Raffaella Zanuttini, Chair, raffaella.zanuttini@yale.edu 

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.