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Two Instructor or Lecturer positions, American Sign Language

University of Central Florida

Two Instructor or Lecturer positions, American Sign Language

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The Opportunity

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two, 9-month, non-tenure-earning, instructor or lecturer positions with expertise and experience teaching American Sign Language.  The position will be located on the main Orlando Campus and is expected to begin in Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will join a team of diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic university with high research activity (RU/H) and a robust clinical program.  They will also provide academic instruction for undergraduate courses in American Sign Language with additional content-related courses as appropriate and will be expected to participate in school, college, university, community, and national service.

The College of Health Professions and Sciences is home to three schools, one department, six centers and institutes and is a leader in creating positive community change by building partnerships that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching, research, and community service. The school includes 28 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders. The Master of Arts program boasts numerous internal and external affiliations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), ten public school systems, and the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education. For more information about the school, visit our website at:

The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research. This 13,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility houses several specialty services, including audiology, the Aphasia House, the UCF Listening Center, the Fluency Disorders Clinic, the Voice Care Center, and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center, which provides assistive technology services in four Florida counties for individuals across the spectrum of age and disability.

For additional information about UCF, please visit our website:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For an instructor rank, the candidate must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution by the time of hire.
  • For a lecturer rank, the candidate must hold a terminal degree (i.e., doctorate) from an accredited institution by the time of hire.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching American Sign Language at beginning and intermediate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of experience teaching American sign language at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Experience teaching American sign language in higher education.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website,  In addition to the online application, candidates should upload:

  • A cover letter outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF highlighting teaching experience and other qualifications for the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three (up to five) professional references (names and contact information, not reference letters).

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to:  Debra Knox, M.S., CSD Clinic Director, Associate Instructor, and Search Committee Chair, at

Job Close Date: Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) -Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Work Schedule: Varies

Type of Appointment: Fixed Term

Expected Salary: Negotiable

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets.  Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement.

The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Application Deadline : 5/1/2024

Contact Name : Debra Knox

Contact Address : 4364 Scorpius St, HSII, Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32816

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