Assistant Professor (tenure track), Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Job Description
The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy, with an emphasis in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. The successful candidate will have an active research program with demonstrated potential to secure external grant funding to support their research.  While the specific focus of research is open, the candidate should have expertise in an area related to language acquisition, literacy, or cognitive development of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) children.  The candidate should also have a background in the bilingual (ASL/English) philosophy as it applies to the education of D/HH students.  

The position will be housed in the Language and Literacy Education cluster in the School of Education.  As a tenure track faculty member, the candidate is expected to participate in program and cluster meetings, conduct research, seek and implement external funding support, and engage in creative activity, write and present professionally, and provide service within and outside the School of Education.

This position begins July 1, 2017.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Education, Human Development, Applied Linguistics, or a related field.  Preference will be given to candidates who have at least three years of classroom experience teaching D/HH students.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy, cognitive development, ASL/English bilingual education, and social development of D/HH children.  In addition, the faculty member will be responsible for advising master’s and doctoral-level students and providing service to the university and the profession, including building positive relationships with local schools and other departments at Boston University.

Application Instructions

Applicants can apply for this position by submitting the following through
•       Cover letter explaining suitability for position
•       Current curriculum vitae
•       Three letters of reference
•       1-3 Samples of scholarship
•       Unofficial graduate transcripts

Review of applications begins November 1, 2016and will continue until position is filled.
Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Amy Lieberman (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.