School of Education, Boston University

2057 8010
Position ID:BU-School of Education-ASTPDS [#8010, ASTP-DEAFSTUDIES]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Education
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/19, finished 2017/01/03, listed until 2017/03/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Job Description

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy, with an emphasis in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. The successful candidate will have an active research program with demonstrated potential to secure external grant funding to support their research. While the specific focus of research is open, the candidate should have expertise in an area related to language acquisition, literacy, or cognitive development of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing(D/HH) children. The candidate should also have a background in the bilingual (ASL/English) philosophy as it applies to the education of D/HH students.

The position will be housed in the Language and Literacy Education cluster in the School of Education. As a tenure track faculty member, the candidate is expected to participate in program and cluster meetings, conduct research, seek and implement external funding support, and engage in creative activity, write and present professionally, and provide service within and outside the School of Education.

This position begins July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


The candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Education, Human Development, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least three years of classroom experience teaching D/HH students. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy, cognitive development, ASL/English bilingual education, and social development of D/HH children. In addition, the faculty member will be responsible for advising master’s and doctoral-level students and providing service to the university and the profession, including building positive relationships with local schools and other departments at Boston University.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Amy Lieberman (

NOTE: Your referees will only be notified to submit their recommendations if you select the "Notify by Email on Submit" option on your Cover Sheet.

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:
2 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215

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