Assistant or Associate Professor of ASL and Sign Language Interpreting

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of ASL and Sign Language Interpreting to teach American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreting courses beginning in August 2023.

Candidates with one or more of the following specialties preferred: Teaching ASL, Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Culture.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of ASL courses and Sign Language Interpreting courses as well as managing the Deaf Studies program. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strengths in Deaf culture and a variety of interpreting settings such as: medical interpreting, educational interpreting, community interpreting, performance interpreting.

In addition to teaching, the position includes advising and mentoring an increasingly diverse student body and supporting departmental co-curriculars, such as ASL Club and Senior Interpreting Internship.

The department offers the following majors and minors: Sign Language Interpreting major, Deaf Studies major, Deaf Studies minor, as well as the Transition to Interpreting adult education program.  All members of the department have opportunities to develop courses within their expertise.

Goshen College is a teaching college with a load of 24 credits each year, and all teaching faculty serve on institution-wide committees and assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college/university level
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College

Preferred preparation:

  • Terminal degree: PhD or EdD
  • National Interpreting Certification or ASLTA certification
  • Two or more years of community interpreting
  • Experience teaching diverse college students
  • Scholarly publications or professional presentations

About Goshen College

Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices.  

How to apply for this position:

Required materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.

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Review of applications will begin in December 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.