Job Description

Visiting Lecturer II, Signed Language Intepreting Program

Posting Numberreq11562
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeVisiting
Hiring DepartmentLinguistics Department (597A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryTheDepartment of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico announces a searchfor a Visiting Lecturer II position in the Signed Language InterpretingProgram beginning in the Fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.The CCIE-accredited Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degreein Signed Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed LanguageInterpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliteratorswith a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpretingprofession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness,foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence. In keeping withthe mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and valueslinguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communicationpreferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of ourprogram.

For further information on the department, please see ourwebsite: For further information on the Signed LanguageInterpreting Program, please see: UNM is the state’s flagship research university as wellas a Hispanic-Serving Institution classified as a Carnegie Research Universitywith Highest Research Activity. UNM also has strong connections with 23 tribalnations located within New Mexico. As such, successful candidates must becommitted to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in ASL withoutrelying on a published textbook. Our students must be trained to becomecompetent signers of ASL who understand the relationship between ASL andEnglish grammatical systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

(1) M.A. in Teaching of ASL, Education,Linguistics, or a related field by appointment date;
(2) Record of teaching ASL or relatedstudies;
(3) Native or near-native ASL competence.

Preferred Qualifications:

(1) Bicultural; ability to interactcomfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities;
(2) Ability to work effectively withstudents and colleagues;
(3) Excellence in teaching;
(4) Ability to assume administrativeduties and to mentor lecturers and part-time instructors as needed;
(5) ASLTAand/or RID certification;
(6) Experience with instructional media(video, computer technology for signed language learning);
(7) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success,as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsEach application must include a cover letter, a teaching statement (approximately one page) that includes a link to a sample of your teaching in digital format, teaching evaluations, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please have letters of recommendation mailed to:Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, MSC03 2130, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; or emailed to: Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, email:

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/15/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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