Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 5011570
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech

Penn Language Center Full-Time Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Feb 09, 2024

The Penn Language Center invites applications for one full-time Lecturer able to teach all levels American Sign Language in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic language instruction and Deaf community-based collaborations and learning. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. The teaching load is 6 courses per year of elementary through advanced language and culture courses.

Native or near-native linguistic ability in American Sign Language, teaching experience at the university level or evidence of supervised teaching at the university level, and excellent teaching credentials are required. MA required, Ph.D. preferred.

Candidates should apply online at Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as a teaching portfolio including, if available: 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, etc., and 3) statement of professional development including best teaching practices in ASL. A sample teaching video, if available, is highly desired, but not required. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School's Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities:

Evidence of curricular innovations in ASL instruction and/or deaf community engagement desired.

Application Instructions

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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