Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good.
Position and Qualifications. We seek to expand our popular programming in American Sign Language. The Department currently offers a Certificate in American Sign Language. To help facilitate expansion of our programming in this area, the department is searching to fill a non- tenure track position at the instructor or assistant professor level depending on qualifications. This appointment begins in the Fall of 2019 and is for one year initially. There is potential for summer teaching and for multi-year contracts in the future.
A Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language or a similar discipline, as well as at least three years of experience as an instructor of ASL at the college level are required. Responsibilities will include teaching American Sign Language at any of the four levels taught at Temple. Other specific responsibilities may be determined by the strengths of the successful candidate and may include instruction in Deaf Culture and/or ASL for health professionals, as we look to increase the scope of our offerings.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders enrolls approximately 325 students and offers a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing, a master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing, and a doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. We also offer undergraduate certificate programs in Linguistics and in American Sign Language and a graduate level Bilingual Emphasis Path. Our MA program is accredited by the CAA and is ranked 30th in the US. We are home to the Eleanor M. Saffran Center, which fosters clinical translational research within the domain of cognitive neuroscience and the Temple University Speech Language and Hearing Center which serves highly diverse clientele with a variety of in-house specialty clinics aligning with our areas of research.
The College. Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, language disorders across the life span, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched to support community centered scholarly activities.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a 1-page teaching statement to Dr. Jamie Reilly, search committee chair, at email@example.com. Application review will begin immediately. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.