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Instructor of Deaf Education and American Sign Language

Ball State University

Last Updated: 4/11/21

Job Description

Department of Special Education

Instructor of Deaf Education and American Sign Language

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Department of Special Education has part-time adjunct instructor positions available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Instructors are needed to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, and Deaf Studies. Both on campus and online courses are available.

Please note that applications will remain active until November 19, 2021. Therefore, if you apply for this position, you may not hear from the Department of Special Education until there is a need to hire an instructor to teach a specific course.

Duties and Responsibilities: Adjunct instructors will teach courses related to specialty areas within special education (e.g. Deaf education, ASL, and/or Deaf studies). For on-campus courses, faculty will be responsible for teaching scheduled courses on a weekly basis. On-line instructors will be responsible for grading, providing quality feedback on assignments, and responding to students in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For adjuncts teaching undergraduate courses in Deaf education/Deaf studies, the minimum qualifications include a masters degree in Special education, Deaf education or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Adjuncts teaching graduate level courses must have a doctoral degree in Special Education, Deaf Education or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • For adjuncts interested in teaching American Sign Language, the minimum qualifications are a masters degree in Teaching ASL, Deaf Studies/Deaf education, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Adjunct faculty interested in teaching masters level research methods courses must have at least a doctoral degree in Special Education, Deaf Education, or closely related field from an accredited institution.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • For adjuncts teaching courses in Deaf education/Deaf studies, the preferred qualifications are 2 years teaching to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • For adjuncts teaching courses in American Sign Language, the preferred qualifications are 2 years of teaching American Sign Language.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24147. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 10, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana, United States

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs.  We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ba...