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Instructor / Lecturer


University, MS, US, 38677

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

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Position Description


The School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi is seeking applications for two open instructor/lecturer positions for our new American Sign Language Interpreting minor program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Each position is a nine-month, non-tenure track positions at the rank of instructor or lecturer (as determined by teaching experience in higher education). Applicants must have an MA degree in American Sign Language Instruction or related field, higher education classroom instruction experience, and a state-level interpreter certification. Preference will be given to candidates who have professional interpreting experience, national certification, demonstrate native to near native proficiency in American Sign Language and have experience developing and maintaining external affiliation agreements. 

The American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) minor is designed to prepare students to pursue state level interpreter credentialing.  Each successful candidate will teach courses in multiple formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and online hybrid) in the ASLI minor program. Each hire will also be responsible for developing and maintaining affiliation agreements between the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and outside entities that are potential practicum sites for students in the minor. Excellence in the School of Applied Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders can only be fully-realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these 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 four doctoral programs (  The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Mississippi’s 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. 

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

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.


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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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