St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor (half-time) - American Sign Language & Interpreting

Dec 22, 2016
Apr 11, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

We seek creative, collaborative faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly activity in the field of Interpreting. The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a temporary .5 FTE faculty position with the American Sign Language & Interpreting Department beginning in Spring 2017, pending budget approval. Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.

The ASL & Interpreting department of St. Catherine University (St. Kate's) is proud of its 33 year history of contributions and continued commitment to ASL and interpreter education. The department includes five full-time and ten adjunct faculty, two lab assistants and a Program Coordinator/Interpreter. St. Kate's has been awarded funding from the U. S. Department of Education (RSA) since 1999 serving as a regional center for interpreter education and member of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers. In 2016, St. Kate's was awarded two awards with national focus, the first a $4,000,000 award to create an Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center and Consortium, and the second $2,000,000 to create the Behavioral Health Interpreting Project in collaboration with ADARA and state divisions on Mental Health. St. Kate's has a national reputation and is known for its innovative programming and faculty research in ethics and decision making, healthcare interpreting, VRS interpreting, and evidence based teaching practices.

Responsibilities: Teach two upper division interpreting courses per semester; advise students; department service; lead curriculum alignment and revision for Interpreting sequence.

Position Qualifications


Master's degree in Interpreting, Linguistics or related field; university teaching experience; curriculum development experience; RID certification; interpreting experience, including healthcare interpreting.

Preferred: knowledgeable about situated learning and experiential learning; experience working with other departments to facilitate mock interpreting experiences for students; program assessment experience; teaching experience with adult learners; online teaching experience.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. Website link is: Position number is: 20160052-FAC. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Paula Gajewski Mickelson at Application review will begin December 28, 2016; position will remain open until filled.

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