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Language Science ASL Lecturer Pool: 2023-24

Position overview

Salary range: $66,259

Application Window

Open date: July 5, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Language Science is seeking a lecturer to teach a three-quarter sequence on American Sign Language as well as a one quarter course on the structure of signed languages for non-signers. All courses would be offered annually. The three-quarter sequence courses are intended to satisfy UC Irvine’s foreign language requirement. Qualified applicants will be skilled (preferably native) signers of American Sign Language with strong teaching credentials, training in linguistics, and with a strong background in Deaf culture. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in linguistics or related discipline.

The review process will begin on September 18, 2023 and screening will continue until positions are filled, with a final closing date of December 31, 2023. Initial course offerings could be as early as Fall 2023 but may not commence until Fall 2024.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying.

This term appointment falls under the purview of the agreement between the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and
conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and the collective bargaining
agreement available here:

If selected , first-time Language Science Department Lecturer appointees will receive a one-year appointment.

Appointments vary based on need and availability. The service period for the
academic year, three quarters. Academic calendars may be found

For consideration, please submit
a) Curriculum Vitae
b) Cover Letter indicating your interest and an overview of your qualifications
c) Teaching Statement
d) Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
e) Evidence of Teaching Performance
f) Three letters of recommendation

Submit materials via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at:

Questions about the position may be direct to Olga Dunaevsky at For more information on UCI Language Science, see


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field.
Qualified applicants will be skilled (preferably native) signers of American Sign Language with strong teaching credentials, training in linguistics, and with a strong background in Deaf culture.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA