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Ranked Faculty - American Sign Language and Interpreting

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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Job Title Ranked Faculty - American Sign Language and Interpreting
Primary Campus St. Paul
Posting Number 20170042-FAC

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

We seek creative, collaborative faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly activity in the fields of American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting, Social Justice, and Communication Equity. The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a full-time, rolling contract, ranked faculty position with the American Sign Language & Interpreting Department beginning in Fall 2018, pending budget approval. Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The ASL & Interpreting department welcomes, teaches and mentors a diverse student population. Candidates with demonstrated success in efforts related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are encouraged to apply.

The ASL & Interpreting department of St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) is proud of its 34 year history of contributions and continued commitment to ASL and interpreter education. The department includes six full-time and ten adjunct faculty, two lab assistants and a Program Coordinator/Interpreter. St. Kate’s has been awarded funding from the U. S. Department of Education (RSA) since 1999 serving as a regional center for interpreter education and member of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers. In 2016, St. Kate’s was awarded two awards with national focus, the first a $4,000,000 award to create an Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center and Consortium, and the second $2,000,000 to create the Behavioral Health Interpreting Project in collaboration with ADARA and the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. St. Kate’s has a national reputation and is known for its innovative programming and faculty research and scholarly work in ethics and decision making, Deaf Interpreting, and evidence based ASL and interpreting teaching practices. St. Catherine University hosted the first conference on Deaf Interpreting during the summer of 2015, bringing over 200 Deaf interpreters from around the country to campus. St. Kate’s values and enjoys partnerships with vibrant Deaf and interpreting communities, where activism and community involvement is highly valued.

Teach 2-3 graduate and 3-4 ASL and/or interpreting undergraduate courses per year (total of 6 courses per year); participate in graduate program review; advise students; curriculum revision for courses taught; scholarly presentations and publications and department/university service.

Position Qualifications

A Master of Arts with completed doctoral coursework in in interpreting, linguistics, deaf studies, education, ASL, or an appropriately related field and certification (ASLTA or ASLTA in progress and/or RID) is required. Earned Doctoral degree is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: (a) experience working with students from diverse cultures, (b) proven leadership ability, and © evidence of research and scholarship in the field.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply:
Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically apply for this position. Position number is: #201600042-FAC. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide three references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Erica Alley, Ph.D. MAISCE Program Director, at, 651-690-6018 (v), or 612-255-3386 (vp). Application review will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 12/12/2017
Close Date
Hiring Manager Name Erica Alley
Hiring Manager Email

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Some High School
    • High School Diploma (or GED)
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Master Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate
  2. * Do you have or are you in the process of becoming certified as ASLTA or RID?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have linguistic competency in ASL and English?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years teaching experience do you have at a college/university level?
    • 5+ years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • Less than 3 years
    • No experience
  5. * Please give at least two specific examples of actions and/or contributions you have made in your current or previous roles to promote a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion. What were the outcomes?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are mission critical at St. Kate's. If you are hired for this position, what specific actions would you take to demonstrate your commitment to DEI?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2