California State University, Long Beach, ASLD Program-Linguistics

Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Languages
Linguistics / Deaf Cultures
Cultural Studies
Starting Date:2021/08/20
Appl Deadline:2021/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/05/07, updated 2020/10/08, listed until 2021/05/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics

(ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures Program) Tenure-Track Position Opening


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Linguistics (ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures)

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2021, Fall Semester

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline, or Ed.D. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree by August 20, 2021

Demonstrated potential for effective teaching. Demonstrated potential for research productivity.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in effective teaching of undergraduate students learning ASL and Deaf cultures.

Demonstrated successful experience in teaching American Sign Language courses using the “Signing Naturally” curricula. Possession of an ASLTA certification.

Demonstrated excellence in appropriate-level scholarly and creative activities focused on local, national, and/or global deaf sign languages and d/Deaf identities and cultures.

Ability to work well with existing linguistic and ASLD faculties.

Demonstrated collaboration with local, and/or national American and/or global d/Deaf communities.


Teach ASL language courses to undergraduate students in ASLD levels one through five

Teach ASLD language and culture courses and linguistics courses as appropriate to training.

Engage in appropriate departmental, college, university, and community service. Produce appropriate-level scholarly work and creative activities focused on deaf sign languages and Deaf cultures. Work within the ASLD program with existing faculty to connect with, and to build relationships with local, national, and global d/Deaf communities.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: affairs/equity_and_diversity_statement_tt_2019.pdf

• Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications

• CV (including current email address, telephone/videophone number, and a list of three references

• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

• Two samples of scholarly work on sign language linguistics, or Deaf cultures-related work

• Finalists will also be required to submit the following:

• A signed SC-1 form (obtained from department)

• Three current signed and dated letters of recommendation

• An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available), and

• Documentation of ASLTA certification, if applicable.

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation finalist section.

Finalist required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Barbara LeMaster, Search Committee Chair, ASLD Program

Department of Linguistics

California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0902

(562) 985-2725


Review of applications to begin on November 20, 2020.

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(562) 985-2725
Dr. Barbara LeMaster, Search Committee Chair, ASLD Program
Department of Linguistics
California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0902

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