Staff Interpreter/ASL Lab Coordinator
The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications for our Staff Interpreter/ASL Lab Coordinator position. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the mission and goals of the Department and University.
The University and Region
UTK is the state's flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Department of Theory and Practice in Education includes 2 research professors, 24 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 15 clinical-track, and 6 lecture-track faculty. The department provides undergraduate majors in education and audiology and speech pathology, deaf studies, and special education with multiple minors offered. The graduate programs offered are a Master of Science with 12 concentrations, an EdS, or Specialist in Education, and a PhD with three concentrations and several specializations. The mission of TPTE is to benefit local, regional, national, and global communities by conducting research, preparing teachers, and engaging in outreach.
The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) is seeking a full time Staff Interpreter/ASL Lab Coordinator to provide federally mandated accommodations within the department: deliver interpreted ASL messages to faculty and staff with cultural and linguistic equivalence expected in higher education settings, while monitoring for comprehension and feedback, and provide voiced English to non-ASL users with cultural and linguistic equivalence expected in higher education settings. This position works closely with faculty and staff to facilitate communication access via ASL and English across a wide variety of situations Additionally, this position will also serve as the coordinator for the ASL Lab activities in the department and will be available in a limited capacity to provide interpreting services for the college and campus.