Job ID: 194920

Lecturer (Continuing)

University of North Texas

  • Sep. 19, 2022
  • Lecturer (Continuing)
  • UNT-World Lang, Lit, & Cultures-122800
  • University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Literature - General
    Foreign Languages/Literatures


Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers majors in French, German, and Japanese as well as professional certification in French. The professional certification is useful for careers in travel and tourism, law enforcement, the medical profession and business. Minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Latin are also available.

Representing many world languages, literatures, and cultures, our dedicated faculty promote excellence in research, teaching and professional service. Committed to cultural diversity and inclusivity, we teach our undergraduate and graduate students communication, critical thinking and research skills for competitive employment around the world.

University of North Texas

Established in 1890, the University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 44,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity AwardUNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities.

UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to building upon its foundation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence. Located in Denton, TX at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the college and university foster meaningful and socially responsible partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.
UNT is committed to a culture of mentoring excellence in all areas that impact faculty life. Building a network of mentors is foundational to our success and UNT is home to Employee Resource Groups, such as the Black Faculty Network, International Faculty Network, La Colectiva, and the Neurodiversity Professional Network, supported by the university’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Denton, Texas

As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Denton provides access to rich cultural offerings and excellent research and professional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. With 7.6 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country and includes performing and visual arts institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Fort Worth Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival and identity-based organizations with whom UNT partners, such as OUTreach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.

Position Summary

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Texas is seeking a full-time Lecturer in ASL to begin Fall 2023. The position of Lecturer comes with full benefits. Duties: Teach four undergraduate courses (beginning through intermediate levels) in ASL per semester. Active participation in course coordination, departmental activities and committees are expected.
Application review will begin on October 28, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in ASL or ASL-related field (Interpretation, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Experience with program coordination/supervision.
  • Evidence of service commitment to department and program.
  • Experience facilitating student activities.

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