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Assistant/Associate Professor #497793, #499756

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Applicants should attach a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae to their electronic application to and also the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references. Five Recommendation letters will need be sent to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty search Committee at : Please include the Position number in your e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111255
Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor #497793, #499756
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 497793, 499756
Department Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Applications and nominations are invited for two faculty positions in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department.

The University seeks a person who is fluent in American Sign Language, with high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to work within the department. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL). At the graduate level the department has a Master’s degree in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education. At the Doctoral level, the department has a long standing Ed.D. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition, the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification.

The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality. Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department.

Responsibilities include:

1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.

2. Teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses within the Department, as program needs mandate.

3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.

4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.

5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.

6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70% of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for Fall of 2017. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree.

Minimum Qualifications

The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Have an earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.

2. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community as well as fluency in American Sign Language.

3. Demonstrated teaching research and publication skills.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lamar University is proud to provide Veteran’s Employment Preference in compliance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003

Preferred Qualifications

1. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.

2. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.

Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.

2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.

3) with experience supervising student teachers.

4) with university teaching experience.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Application Information

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Special Instructions

Applicants should attach a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae to their electronic application to and also the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references. Five Recommendation letters will need be sent to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty search Committee at : Please include the Position number in your e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved? Please note that only education received from a regionally accredited institution of higher education will be considered when determining if your education credentials meet the requirements for the position.
    • None
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional degree (MD, JD, etc)
  4. * In what subject did you receive your highest degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List (5 references)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2
  5. Unofficial Transcript 3
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Letter of Reference 4
  8. Letter of Reference 5