American Sign Language (ASL) Professor - Adjunct
Adjunct faculty salary for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is $885.00 per credit hour.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks an engaging and dedicated American Sign Language Instructor to teach in our Humanities and Communication Division. The ASL Professor will embrace change, risk-taking, and innovation and will place student success at the center of all decision making. Successful candidates will engage with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to create a community of learners and respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs, and practices of others.
Adjunct or part-time ASL Professor faculty should exhibit the following qualities:
- Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
- Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
- Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
- Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
- Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
- Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
And if that isn't enough? We also offer:
- The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
- The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
- Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
- Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
- Starbucks coffee shop
- Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
- FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
- On-campus child care
- Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
- Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
- Gym and recreation facilities
- SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
- Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
- Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:
- Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in American Sign Language in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals.
- Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in American Sign Language that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.
- Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning.
- Support students in and out of the classroom, which includes directing them to campus services and resources.
- Be available to teach classes on a variety of days and times.
- Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
- Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.
- Teach first year ASL: 121, 122, and 123.
- Master's degree in ASL, Deaf Studies, or a related field from an accredited college or university and teaching experience at the college level required.
- Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.
- Experience teaching Signing Naturally Units 1-6 and 7-12.
- Experience teaching second year ASL.
- College-level teaching experience.
Applications must include the following attachments:
- Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
- Current Resume showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
- Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.
South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, [email protected], Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.