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Requisition ID:  9677


Job Summary

We welcome applications for the position of Lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. ASL at Purdue University is housed in the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC), in the College of Liberal Arts.

Qualifications: The full-time Lecturer in ASL will possess native or near-native fluency in ASL. Minimum level of education is a Master’s degree in American Sign Language or related field, and candidates must be ASLTA certified (American Sign Language Teachers Association). American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI or SLPI:ASL) must be at the proficiency level of 4 or better.

The Lecturer will teach four classes per semester. The specific classes taught by the Lecturer are at the discretion of the coordinator of the ASL program in consultation with the Head and Associate Head of the School of Languages and Cultures. Possible course assignments include all levels of American Sign Language and Deaf culture courses. In addition, service to the School of Languages and Cultures and the ASL program at Purdue will be expected, such as participation in extracurricular events and program-building activities.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Lecturer position at Purdue University is benefits-eligible with the opportunity for eventual promotion to Senior Lecturer.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 23, 2020 and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The contract of the successful candidate will begin on August 17, 2020. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University’s School of Languages and Cultures is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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