Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences

Position ID:OSU-College of Arts and Sciences-CLLCOS [#25472]
Position Title: Open Faculty Search
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43201, United States [map] sort by distance
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/08/28)
Position Description:    

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Department:          Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures 
Position:                American Sign Language, Open Specialization 
Rank:                     Associate Professor or Professor



The American Sign Language Program in the Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures and the Center for American Sign Language Teacher Training and Deaf Equity (in development) at The Ohio State University invite applications for a position in American Sign Language, Open Specialization, that is equivalent to the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor.


The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large Deaf community. The American Sign Language (ASL) Program is administered by the Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures. ASL is a successful, rapidly growing program that includes an elementary language sequence with robust undergraduate enrollments, an ASL Studies Minor, and is in the process of finalizing an ASL Studies Major. ASL is also creating the ASL Center for Teacher Training and Deaf Equity, which will house an ASL online Teaching Certificate as well as serve as a hub for recruitment, retention, mentoring and advising of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and CODA students.


The successful candidate will be committed to bolstering a diverse, inclusive, and innovative ASL program and will have a faculty appointment in a department in the College of Arts & Sciences. They will be expected to be actively involved in the Center for American Sign Language for Teacher Training and Deaf Equity through teacher training and mentoring, curricular innovation, and fundraising. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Undergraduate ASL curriculum, the Center’s online Teacher Training Certificate, and in their area of expertise in their appointed department.



Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in any field related to American Sign Language. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment in their discipline. The Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 


Application Instructions:

Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Open-Faculty-Search_R87431-2. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. We also invite candidates to consider providing an optional statement that reflects upon their experiences and endeavors related to OSU’s Shared Values (see below).


You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:

You will be asked for names and contact information for three reference letters at a later date.

The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression. We define diversity broadly and value multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to demographic, religion, country of origin, perspective, ability status, and background. 


Ohio State prides itself on welcoming a wide range of viewpoints and providing opportunities for all to deepen and develop their intellectual curiosities. As a land-grant university, we recognize and understand that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body in which all may engage in open dialogue, be exposed to new ideas and perspectives, belong, and feel valued and included is essential to our efforts in meeting our mission of academic excellence and public service. 


Please share your own demonstrated efforts in your research, teaching, and/or outreach and engagement that reflect Ohio State’s Shared Values and that might further advance our mission and institutional excellence.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Janice M. Aski at aski.1@osu.edu.


The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate's employer's policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate's appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.


About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.


The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Contact: Janice M. Aski
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