Torrance, California
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


Part Time Temporary Instructor – SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER TRAINING    

Req: A1617-066

Division: Special Resource Center/HSA

Close Date: 7/10/17    


Complete job description and application available online at:



The El Camino Community College District is now accepting applications to establish a pool of instructors to teach American Sign Language (ASL) courses and/or interpreting courses. Anticipated assignments for the 2017 fall semester include advanced ASL, college level ASL, and advanced interpreting courses. Classroom assignment consists of lesson plans, instruction, and evaluation of students based on specific course objectives. Update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise curriculum and measurable student performance indicators for each course. Assignments may include teaching courses during day and evening hours, and at area high schools.

Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.



Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ experience teaching American Sign Language interpreting; OR

Associate's degree and six (6) years’ experience; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR  

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND 

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and of individuals with disabilities. 

Possess national certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).



Knowledge of ASL grammatical structure.

Two years of teaching American Sign Language. 

Ability to communicate with both deaf and hearing individuals. 

Experience and working knowledge of learning styles and various modes of teaching manual communication.

Competencies related to curriculum & course development; teaching & learning theory; information resources & evaluating student outcomes; and, assisting student to develop critical thinking skills.

Ability to communicate clearly in writing with a diverse campus community.

Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter.

Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community.

Familiarity with, willingness and ability to use multiple teaching methods including computer based learning.

Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners.



Part-time teaching assignment(s) for the 2017 fall semester, beginning August 26, 2017. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card. 



Part-time faculty members are compensated on a semester basis according to the number of class hours assigned per semester and on cumulative semesters of instruction for the District. The beginning rate is $81.35 - $103.85 (lecture), $61.66 - $78.69 (lab) per hour depending on education and experience.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments. 

4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.  

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The campus will be closed on July 4, 2017 and Fridays starting June 23 through August 11, 2017 


Closing Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. 

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