May 10, 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
Bethel College is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin fall 2017. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification also considered. Experience teaching ASL as the post-secondary level preferred.
A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and the evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community. Additionally, while Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations; all are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.
Position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired. Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:
Dr. Bradley Smith
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545