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Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Experienced
Temporary

Position: American Sign Language (ASL) - English Interpreter - (Contract) (Part Time; 17 hours/week)​​​​​​​

Department: Faculty of Science, Interpreting Services​​​​​​​

Annual Salary: $38.46-$48.07 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation​​​​​​​

Under the direction of the Staff ASL-English Interpreter, the part-time ASL-English Interpreter will be primarily responsible for American Sign Language (ASL)-English. The part-time ASL-English Interpreter will be required to interpret for a diverse array of situations including meetings, classroom lectures, and research seminars in the Faculty of Science and related academic events off-campus while adhering to the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI, formally AVLIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct. As well, the part-time ASL-English Interpreter, in collaboration with the staff interpreter, will be expected to promote education and awareness of the position and role across the university community, and undertake project and administrative duties as directed when time allows. Distribution of work will vary and adjustments to work flow will be required. The part-time position will be a fifteen (15) week contract at 17 hours per week with a start date of August 26, 2019.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Duties as the ASL - English Interpreter include, but are not limited to:

  • ASL-English interpretation for a Faculty member and colleagues including but not limited to classroom lectures, seminars, graduate defenses, administrative and research meetings, conferences and field research.
  • Consulting and collaborating with Faculty, Staff and other interpreters on innovative approaches to academic interpreting, education and policy.
  • Reviewing and actively preparing for interpretation of a variety of technical research materials.
  • Keeping up to date with research on best practices for academic interpreting.
  • Assisting staff interpreter in providing and developing materials for preparation available to freelance interpreters.
  • As needed and in conjunction with the Staff Interpreter, the development of special projects related to academic interpreting, scientific ASL and/or related topics to meet changing workload demands.
  • Light administrative duties as needed when the full time staff interpreter is unavailable.

What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful part-time ASL-English Interpreter you will possess an ASL-English Interpreter Education Program diploma or degree with a minimum three (3) years' experience in ASL-English interpreting, preferably experience in academic settings. Holds or is eligible for an Active membership with CASLI. Also required is a CASLI Certificate of Interpretation (COI) or RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or equivalent, or have initiated the process to achieve such certification(s). You possess the ability to travel worldwide and must hold a valid passport for international travel (or be able to obtain such passport) with a valid driver's license with three (3) years clean driving record. You must be comfortable and physically capable of working in outdoor settings including in and around water and have the ability to learn and analyze high-level professional communication in ASL and English as well as the ability to accommodate a variance of communication registers.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on July 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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