Adjunct Instructor

The American Sign Language Studies Program at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is seeking applications for adjunct ASL instructors beginning Fall 2022. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching Deaf culture related courses are also invited to apply. This posting will serve as an “open pool” position where applicants will be contacted based on the availability and scheduling needs of courses. 

Our continually expanding ASL Studies Major offers six levels of ASL courses including several courses related to Deaf studies, linguistics, and interpreting. Quality and dedicated teaching is a top priority, and we seek enthusiastic faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and supporting students in an effective and inclusive learning environment.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

At least two semesters’ experience teaching ASL or Deaf related courses at the college level. Native or near native fluency in ASL, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and student body.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

A Master’s degree with six semesters experience teaching ASL courses at the college level including the use of technology for instructional and educational purposes. ASLPI 4 or higher. ASLTA Teacher Certification.  

Appointment Terms: 

This is a temporary position for a period of one semester, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.  


$1,888 per credit (ASL level 1-4 are 4-credit courses, all other courses are 3 credits each).  Adjuncts are permitted to teach up to two courses per semester.  

To Apply: 

Submit a letter of interest indicating professional and teaching experience in either ASL or Deaf related courses. Also include any teaching evaluations (if available), current resume or CV, and a list of three professional references. Email documents to Linda Pelletier at Please visitUConn Department of Human Resources Other Opportunities for more information. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.  

Additional Information: 

Courses are taught in person and all students and staff are required to be fully vaccinated.  

UConn benefits from a team of dedicated staff interpreters provided by the University of Connecticut Interpreting Service (UCIS).  

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at Office of State Ethics. 

Inquiries should be sent to Linda Pelletier, For more information about the ASL Studies program, please visit UConn ASL.