The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba is soliciting applications for a full-time American Sign Language - English Interpreter.
Position: To provide American Sign Language (ASL) - English interpretation for a Deaf professor in the Department of Linguistics. The interpreter works under the direction of the Department Head. The interpreter is responsible for providing ASL-English interpretation for courses taught in ASL by the professor, as well as in professor-student meetings, department activities, faculty and committee meetings as attended by the professor, presentations in and outside the department, and conference settings attended by the professor. The ASL-English interpreter must adhere to University of Manitoba policies and standards.
Qualifications: Completion of a recognized ASL-English Interpreter program is required, along with a completed Bachelors degree in linguistics or a related field. Membership in good standing in AVLIC is mandatory, along with AVLIC certification or the willingness to pursue certification. Experience in interpreting in a university setting is preferred. The interpreter must be willing to work within a flexible schedule as determined by department needs. A valid passport is required in the case of travel to conferences.
Responsibilities: Duties will include preparation for and interpretation of, the administrative responsibilities of the Deaf faculty member in the Department of Linguistics, including those as Linguistics Graduate Program Chair, as well as the preparation for, and interpretation of, courses taught in ASL by the Deaf faculty member. Responsibilities include interpreting meetings (in person, over the phone, or video technologies such as Skype) with students, faculty and others in the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, and university at large, presentations and colloquia in and outside the department, along with other university events as needed. There is potential for interpreting at seminars, and conferences outside the University of Manitoba.
Note: This position will begin January 2, 2016, and is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of work per week (including all duties) for one year (December 31, 2016). A reasonable number of interpreting hours within the work schedule will be agreed upon by the Head, professor, and interpreter, which may vary throughout the year.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested candidates should apply in writing, including a letter of application, a current CV and the names and contacts of three references to:
Terry Janzen, Department Head
Department of Linguistics
534 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.