Instructional Assistant Professor – ASL Interpreting

Submitted by: Michael Bienenstock, Ph.D. | Email: | URL: http://


The American Sign Language Interpreting Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston seeks applicants for a nine-month, non-tenure track, full-time instructor position beginning September, 2011. The University of Houston is located in the vibrant international city of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the nation. Each year we educate over 37,000 students and are noted to be one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the US.

The Bachelor’s program in American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) ( began in fall, 2009 and currently has approximately 20 students. It is the first of its kind in the state of Texas. We are seeking a creative, innovative applicant with a passion for teaching the theoretical and practical aspects of American Sign Language Interpreting. Responsibilities include; teaching upper level interpreting classes; curriculum development and evaluation; development and oversight of service learning (internship) opportunities, assist with the development of community outreach programs and workshops, and work closely with the ASLI Program Coordinator.

The successful candidate will possess the following: NIC from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), BEI Advanced or minimum of Level III certification; ASLTA Certification, Certificate of Interpreting (CI); a minimum of a Master’s degree in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field from an accredited institution, native/near-native proficiency in ASL and three years teaching experience related to ASL, Deaf Studies, interpreting programs at the post secondary level.

Send applications to:
Dr. Michael Bienenstock, (mabienen@Central.UH.EDU)
UH Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
Houston, TX, 77204.

Review of applications will be immediate and will continue until the position is filled; Priority will be given to applications received before January 15th, 2011.

Applications must include: letter of interest including qualifications for the position, teaching interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, transcripts from all degree-granting institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Copies of representative supervisory and/or teaching evaluations are welcome.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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