American Sign Language Instructor

Duluth, Minnesota
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


American Sign Language Instructor

The Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth has an opening for a full-time American Sign Language instructor. This is a one-year, renewable, appointment.

Applicants are required to have:

1. Master’s degree with a focus in American Sign Language from an accredited institution.  Note: Degree must be completed by August 22, 2022. A commitment to increasing equity and inclusion within the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated success in broadening inclusivity and supporting all students within the profession. One year of full-time teaching experience in the pertinent field of study (ASL) at the college level. Ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in American Sign Language up to 30 credits for the year. Experience using technology in teaching.

About the Job:

The Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks to hire a full-time (100%) 1 year contract position (renewable) with the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor to teach American Sign Language beginning August 22, 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate courses in American Sign Language up to 30 credits for the year, advising students, and other teaching-related duties.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 347245.  Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.  Job title: UMD Department of Education Continuous Search 2022-2023

Complete applications must include the following 4 items. Please note that the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume will be attached during the application process. First, submit the application and then return to the "My Job Applications" page to attach the additional documents:

  1. A Letter of Application addressing qualifications, including your commitment to increasing equity, serving diverse populations, and anti-racist work
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Name and contact information (phone number and email address) for three references (return to “My Job Applications” page and upload to “My Cover Letters and Attachments”)
  4. Finalists will need to provide official copies of university transcripts.

Finalists may be required to submit additional materials. The position will remain open until filled.  The starting date is August 22, 2022. Please send any inquiries to Jenn Johnson,

About the Community:

Duluth, a community of 85,000, is nestled on a hillside above Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Rocky cliffs, miles of wooded trails, and beautiful vistas make Duluth perfect for year-round outdoor activities.  It has been rated by Outdoor Living as the best city for outdoor activities in the United States. Historic Canal Park, a thriving arts/performance community, and top regional medical facilities serve people from miles around. More information at

About the Campus:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are encouraged to apply. If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


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