Official Job Title Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor
Working Title: American Sign Language Director
Position Number 02292261
Division School of Education
Department B1720 TEACHING and LEARNING
Position Type Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Teaching, Fixed Renewable
FLSA Status Exempt
Posting Type Faculty & Instructional
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin's premier school for the study, research and practice of urban
education, we prepare our students to be leaders in their field. Our mission
is to prepare future educators to meet the unique social and economic
challenges facing today's urban, suburban and rural schools. We combine theory
and practice – with extensive opportunities for hands-on, practical experience
graduation – led by a diverse faculty recognized internationally for
scholarship, leadership and research.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides an affordable, world-class
education to 25,000 students from 83 countries. Its 15 schools and colleges
include Wisconsin's only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and
public health. As one of the nation's top research universities, UWM partners
with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new
discoveries to market and prepare students for work in a global economy.
Seventy-four percent of our 198,000 alumni live and work in Wisconsin, further
contributing to the state's health, vibrancy and economic growth.
Sitting on the coast of beautiful Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a big, bustling
city with a friendly, small town feel. Milwaukee celebrates its history with
cultural festivals throughout the year. UW-Milwaukee is nestled in the heart
of the city's upper east side, a residential, tree-lined community just five
minutes from Bradford Beach. We're near a huge range of great restaurants,
small businesses, independent movie theaters and plenty of coffee shops. Plus,
it's easy to get around, whether that means renting a Bublr bike, hopping on a
bus or enjoying the sights on foot.
The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies program at UW-Milwaukee strives to
provide a rich and rigorous educational experience that allows for students to
develop both linguistic proficiency and a deep respect for the Deaf culturo-
linguistic community. All courses in the ASL Studies program are taught by
native ASL users, which allows for language learning via immersion.
This position is a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) clinical
instructor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ASL Studies Program. This
person will demonstrate leadership and creativity by contributing vision for
program management and professional development in ASL Studies Program. The
individual will be an active and collaborative member of the ASL Studies
Program team, working in partnership with the Interpreter Training Program.
One aspect that individual will work independently and demonstrate self-
reliance and self-initiative; while supporting University and department's
mission and values to the students, the larger community, and stakeholders.
This position also includes teaching in various aspects of ASL and/or related
courses. Additionally, this individual will provide pedagogical leadership in
post-secondary language courses, curriculum development, including the exam
materials, syllabus, and rubrics, in compliance of UWM and ASL Studies
Program. Additional duties include:
·Recruiting, teaching, and mentoring individuals with diverse educational,
language, and cultural backgrounds.
·Update and monitor ASL Studies Program administrative site in compliance with
UWM and program policies. Support instructors in Canvas maintenance.
·Supervise and evaluate adjunct instructors, full time lecturers, and ASL Lab
·Schedule ASL courses and instructors in collaboration with the Interpreter
·Attend department meetings, and lead staff, committee, and adjunct meetings
·Support efforts in recruitment, retention, marketing and self-initiated
projects to aid in the growth of the ASL Studies Program.
·Relevant service to university, school, department/program as needed or
-A master's degree from an accredited university in a closely related field
-Strong and effective leadership skills in teaching methods in various aspects
of ASL or related courses
-Evidence of a minimum of 3-years of full-time collegiate/university teaching
experience (or equivalent) in ASL
-Native/near native fluency in ASL
-Demonstrated the knowledge of ASL and Deaf Studies related field which may
include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL, Deaf Culture, and
-Overall satisfactory performance in teaching, service, and scholarly
-Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students,
staff, and colleagues
-Preference is given toward applicants with ability to develop trainings and
workshops for current ASL instructors, university students, and extended to
the community outside of the University
-Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf studies and Deaf community
organizations on local, state, and/or national levels
-Candidates with ASLTA certification and ASL proficiency (ASLPI) Level 4 or
greater is an ideal
Applications must be submitted online. A completed application will include a
letter of intent, vita/resume, proof of degree (upload under ‘other document
1'), and list of names and contact information for three references.
Additionally, please submit a name and email of an individual who supervised
you and can evaluate your teaching. This individual will be asked to provide a
teaching evaluation upon receipt of all application materials (add to
references list or upload under ‘other document 2').
To apply, visit https: // jobs.uwm.edu/postings/32992 .
Search will be open until filled. Review of application will start 1/2/2022.
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 01/02/2022
Position Contact Name Pam Conine
Contact Phone 414-251-5480
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of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be
required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence
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In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date
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