St.  Catherine University

Ranked Faculty - American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreting - Bachelor Degree Program

Feb 01, 2017
May 04, 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 teaching American Sign Language (ASL). The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with the American Sign Language & Interpreting Department beginning in Fall 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 the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. St. Kate's has a national reputation and is known for its innovative programming and faculty research and scholarly work in ethics and decision making, Deaf Interpreting, and evidence based ASL and interpreting teaching practices. St. Catherine University hosted the first conference on Deaf Interpreting during the summer of 2015, bringing over 200 Deaf interpreters from around the country to campus. St. Kate's values and enjoys partnerships with vibrant Deaf and interpreting communities, where activism and community involvement is highly valued.

Responsibilities: Teach six undergraduate ASL courses per year; advise students; curriculum revision for courses taught; mentoring of adjunct ASL faculty; ASL placement interviews, scholarly presentations and publications and department/university service.

Position Qualifications


Required: MA in teaching ASL or related field and college level ASL teaching experience required.

Preferred: Ph.D. in ASL or Deaf Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Linguistics, Education or related fields; ASLTA (or CDI) certification; experience in assessment, distance learning, curriculum development, and teaching of adult learners.

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 at to electronically apply for this position. 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 three references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Beth Siebert, ASL Program Coordinator, at 651-964-1432 and Erica Alley, MAISCE Program Director, at Application review will begin February 3, 2017; position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation's largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

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2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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