American Sign Language Interpreting Instructor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Communication Sciences & Disorders (10000837)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking applications for an American Sign Language/Interpreting Instructor. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of instructor. Applicants must have an MA degree, or its equivalent, in American Sign Language Instruction or related field and higher education classroom instruction experience. Professional interpreting experience and a state-level or national interpreter certification preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate native to near native proficiency in American Sign Language and have experience developing and maintaining external affiliation agreements.


The successful candidate will teach courses in the American Sign Language Interpreting Minor program on the Oxford, MS campus. Additionally, they will be responsible for developing and maintaining affiliation agreements between the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and outside entities that are potential ASL interpreting practicum sites. The successful applicant embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as core departmental values. 


The School of Applied Sciences, located on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS (, is an inclusive home to approximately 150 faculty and staff, over 2,600 students, six academic departments, four centers and an institute. The School currently serves 10 undergraduate, 10 master’s and 4 doctoral programs (  


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi vision includes an exemplary educational experience that prepares the next generation of clinicians, researchers, scholars, and leaders in the field of communication sciences and disorders. The American Sign Language Interpreting Minor is designed to prepare students to pursue state level interpreter credentialing.


Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an MA degree, or its equivalent, in American Sign Language Instruction or related field and higher education classroom instruction experience. Professional interpreting experience and a state-level or national interpreter certification preferred. 


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional references, no paper copies will be accepted. For additional information about this position, please contact Ronda Bryan (


Official transcripts must be received prior to hire.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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