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POSITION: Part-Time American Sign Language Instructor

DEPARTMENT: School of Critical and Professional Studies


During the Spring 2020 semester, Critical Studies Program is seeking a part-time instructor to teach American Sign Language I (AMSL 201) and American Sign Language II (AMSL 202). The courses will be offered during the following days and times, though scheduling could be flexible:

  • AMSL 201: Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30am – 9:50am
  • AMSL 202: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00am – 11:20am 

Instructor responsible for the following:

  • Develops course syllabus
  • Completes and submits all required materials, including syllabus and student grades 
  • Ensures quality of student work is strong, appropriate and meets the expectations set forth in the program 
  • Sets tone for the class, establishes guidelines and protocols for behavior and classroom activity, and provides instruction that meets the needs of all learners
  • Contributes ideas for improving current class or creating new initiatives and effectively resolves challenges that arise in their classroom
  • Establishes an inclusive environment in the classroom and demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the University’s faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrates a sense of connection and responsibility for helping UArts achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values
  • Returns telephone calls and email messages from program administration in timely manner
  • Attends new faculty orientation 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Previous teaching experience and/or genuine interest in working with students and helping them develop knowledge/skills
  • Ability to utilize diverse instructional methods and adapt curriculum to student needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interested, qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume/CV, and 1 – 3 references to jobs@uarts.edu.  Please ensure the job title is in the subject line.

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