Instructor #495154

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111502
Position Title Instructor #495154
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 495154
Department Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Applications and nominations are invited for a non-tenure track position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. 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, with a thesis track in Deaf Studies. These programs are hybrid programs, meeting face-to-face on weekends with on-line work as well. At the Doctoral level, the department has a long standing Ed.D. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, which is being revamped into a Ph.D. with two tracks; one in High Education Instruction and a second in Educational Leadership. The proposal will be for an on-line degree that will require residency for the Higher Educational track of one full academic year. Both will also require summer residency. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors.
2. Teach undergraduate courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
5. 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 2018. This is a 9-month position. This will be a one-year, non-tenured-track position with salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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. Fluency in American Sign Language.
2. Masters level degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences with the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding ASL, acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
5. Demonstrated teaching 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.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates:
1. Who are Native ASL users.
2. With university or community college teaching experience.
3. With certification in ASL Teaching.
4. Interpreter Certification.

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.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 02/23/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 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

Applicant Documents

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