Utah State University

Professional Practice Instructor or Lecturer – Deaf Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/29/2022 6:27 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University is seeking a term appointment at the rank of Professional Practice Instructor or Lecturer in the Deaf Education program. The successful candidate will have a background in ASL instruction. 


Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track position and is .75 FTE for nine months during the academic year beginning August 2022. Review of applications will begin April 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for remote work.


Inquiries may be directed to the committee chair, Lauri Nelson (435-797-8051 or lauri.nelson@usu.edu).


  1. Coordinate and supervise the ASL Labs associated with course requirements in beginning, intermediate, and advanced ASL classes.
  2. Assess student ASL competencies and provide constructive and relevant feedback.
  3. Edit video materials for lab instructional activities.
  4. Teach American Sign Language instruction classes, facilitating learning opportunities through coursework and in the ASL lab.
  5. Work within a collaborative team in the department's Deaf Education program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • To be considered at the Professional Practice Instructor level, a Bachelor degree is required with enrollment in a Master’s degree program, in an area of study related to ASL teaching and deaf education services, within an expected completion within four years.

  • To be considered at the Lecturer level, a Master’s degree in a field related to ASL teaching and deaf education services.

  • Advanced proficiency in American Sign Language as measured by a score of 3+ or higher on the ASLPI.
  • Basic knowledge of computer software programs (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Willingness to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team for deaf education services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Score of 4 or higher on the ASLPI.
  • Experience teaching ASL instruction on the secondary or higher education level.
  • State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC).
  • Experience with distance education delivery.
  • Experience in teaching bilingual-bicultural educational content.
  • Experience with an immersive ASL environment.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Contact information for three professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  3. Cover Letter that addresses the position responsibilities and qualifications to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover Letter"

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education offers campus and online bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders, master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in audiology, and PhD participation in disability disciplines and neuroscience. Our academic and clinical training program has a strong positive state and national reputation.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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