Preceptor in American Sign Language

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
07 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
02 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Description: The Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a preceptor in American Sign Language (ASL). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching four levels of ASL throughout the academic year (Levels 1 (Ling 73a) and 3 (Ling 73c) in the Fall semester, and Levels 2 (Ling 73b) and 4 (Ling 73d) in the Spring semester) and coordinating with the Department of Linguistics in activities related to the curriculum in American Sign Language. The preceptor may also be responsible for advanced ASL tutorials.

The position part-time, with a .8 FTE appointment for one year. Reappointment may be possible on a yearly basis for up to eight years (within the eligibility guidelines of the FAS), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have native or near-native proficiency in a sign language, strong cultural ties to the Deaf community, and have a strong previous record in teaching American Sign Language at the college level.

Additional Qualifications

A degree in teaching American Sign Language, and/or research interests in the topic of language acquisition and/or sign language learning, is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 15, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information

Helen Lewis, Department of Linguistics, Boylston Hall, Cambridge MA 02138

Contact Email hlewis2@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents