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Saturday, October 15, 2011

ASL/Deaf Studies position at University of Virginia

Hi everyone,

The following position just became open at the University of Virginia.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word to anyone who might be qualified & interested in applying.

The University of Virginia is located about 2 1/2 hours southwest of Washington, DC.  More information about U.Va's ASL program can be found at <>.




The American Sign Language Program at the University of Virginia invites applications for a three-year (9 month, non-tenure-track) Lecturer position, with chance of renewal, in ASL and Deaf Studies. The appointment begins August 25, 2012. Applicants may work in Anthropology, Education, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, or a similar field. The teaching load is three courses per semester; candidates should be prepared to teach advanced ASL language and Deaf Studies courses, with the opportunity to design new courses related to their general fields. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the University's rigorous ASL Program and perform appropriate university, professional, and community service.


An earned doctorate in hand by August 25, 2012 and native or near-native ASL skills. Demonstrated theoretical or interdisciplinary interests are desirable. Candidates should be familiar with current Deaf Studies scholarship and have extensive experience with the Deaf community. Experience teaching ASL on the college level, familiarity with VISTA Signing Naturally curriculum, and American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA) certification preferred.

The University of Virginia provides reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

To apply, qualified candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (; search on posting 0608694 and electronically attach the following: Cover letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Christopher Krentz, Director
American Sign Language Program

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Anne Zook

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Deaf people, women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Christopher Krentz
Associate Professor of English and ASL
Director, American Sign Language Program
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400808
219 Bryan Hall
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4808
(434) 924-6692 (voice: leave message)
(434) 566-0213 (VP)
(434) 924-1478 (fax)
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