JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant Professor of ASL at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Modern Languages
Assistant Professor of ASL
Position ID: F00270P

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.

Job Summary

Full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in American Sign Language (ASL) to begin August 2022. The successful candidate should be a specialist in American Sign Language as well as have a strong commitment to research and professional service. Candidates with experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary work will be given priority. Experience in online instruction and interpreting, and knowledge of a language other than English are welcome.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The new ASL Assistant Professor will:

• Teach courses in ASL
• Conduct research and scholarly activities appropriate for an R1 institution,
or demonstrate potential for such activity
• Participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives
• Serve the department as needed

The successful candidate will serve as coordinator of the department’s ASL program and will be tasked with building the program toward a minor.

Required qualifications
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in ASL, Deaf studies, Disability studies, or relevant field at the time of joining the faculty. Strong leadership skills are also required.

Department Information

To apply applicants should go to and
submit the following materials:

• Resume/CV
• Cover Letter/Statement Interest
• Statement of Research Interest
• 3 Letters of Recommendation

For best consideration, materials should be provided by November 30, 2021.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Lonny Harrison ([email protected])

For more information about UTA, please visit:

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.


Lonny Harrison
Email: [email protected]

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