Adjunct - Instructor in Sign Language
Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location St Augustine Campus - St Augustine, FLPosition Type Part TimeEducation Level Graduate DegreeSalary Range UndisclosedTravel Percentage NoneJob Shift DayJob Category EducationDescription
Job Description: To teach American Sign Language Course(s) to students in the Deaf Education program and students working towards a minor at Flagler College and to (suggest omitting Flagler College) exhibit professional conduct in the performance of assigned tasks.
Note: All Adjunct positions are part-time, temporary assignments (for no more than one semester at a time) dependent upon student enrollment and the instructional needs of Flagler College.
Essential Duties Summary:
● Teach assigned course(s) in Sign Language Studies (SLS). Prepare a detailed syllabus for each course and distribute a copy of the syllabus to each student. The syllabus much conform to the requirements set forth in the Faculty Handbook and those that may be established by the Department Chair and Deaf Education Program Coordinator.
● Maintains weekly office hours. When classes are in session, part-time faculty are expected to be on campus at least one hour for each course taught to meet with students outside class. These meetings may take place immediately before or after class.
● Keeps an accurate record of student attendance on Canvas, the Learning Management System of the College and reports excessive absences to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
● Maintains an accurate record of grades and submits final grades in a timely manner to the Registrar.
● Seeks ways to improve teaching effectiveness. Evaluates teaching effectiveness through student ratings, faculty observations of teaching, and self-evaluation.
Description: The Sign Language Studies programs at Flagler College are seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach one or more of the following courses. See course names and descriptions, below.
SLS 201 (American Sign Language I) (3 credit hours) The first in a series of four SLS ASL course offerings, this course is designed to teach basic conversational skills in ASL and introduce students to American Deaf culture. Students will develop an emerging understanding of American Sign Language (ASL) structure, grammar, and introductory/conversational ASL phrases. ASL literature, historical, cultural, and social aspects of deafness will be introduced with emphasis on comparison and connections to one’s own culture. Weekly participation in ASL Lab activities and Deaf community events is required. This course is open to all Flagler College students. Enrollment preference is given to Deaf Education majors.
SLS 202 (American Sign Language II) (3 credit hours) The second in the series of four SLS ASL course offerings, this course is designed as a continuation and expansion of the skills and competencies addressed in SLS 201, with an increased emphasis on expressive and receptive skills as well as appropriate sociocultural behaviors specific to interacting with the Deaf community. Students will develop ASL grammar and syntax as well as skills in the use of classifiers, space, grammatical markers, and modulation of signs to denote time and location. Weekly participation in ASL Lab activities and Deaf community events is required. This course is open to all Flagler College students. Enrollment preference is given to Deaf Education majors.
SLS 301 (American Sign Language III) (3 credit hours) The third in a series of four SLS offerings, this course is designed as a continuation and expansion of SLS 202 with increased emphasis on intermediate expressive and receptive skills as well as integration of appropriate sociocultural behaviors. Students will continue to develop ASL grammar and syntax as well as ASL discourse skills, presentations skills, use of classifiers, spatial organization, ASL poetry and storytelling at the intermediate level. Weekly participation in ASL Lab activities and Deaf community events is required. This course is open to all Flagler College students. Enrollment preference is given to Deaf Education majors.
SLS 302 (American Sign Language IV) (3 credit hours) The final course in the series of four SLS offerings, this course is a continuation and expansion of SLS 301 with increased emphasis on advanced expressive and receptive skills as well as the integration of appropriate sociocultural behaviors. Students will develop complex ASL grammar and syntax as well as acquire advanced skills in ASL discourse, classifiers, ASL poetry, and storytelling. Students will begin to develop ASL-English translation skills focused primarily on Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (social language). Weekly participation in ASL Lab activities and Deaf community events is required. This course is open to all Flagler College students. Enrollment preference is given to Deaf Education majors.Qualifications
● A Master’s Degree (preferred) in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, and/or Special Education with emphasis in Deaf Education or a Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate hours within any combination of the qualifying fields is required. Native user of ASL or a non-native user with an ASLPI rating of 3.5 or higher.
● A criminal background check including fingerprinting will be conducted.
● In exceptional cases, outstanding professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline may be presented in lieu of formal academic preparation. Such cases must be justified by the institution on an individual basis.
● Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in K-12 and postsecondary setting using ASL as the primary language of instruction.
● Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit good judgment in making decisions concurrent with College policy.
● Ability to work cooperatively with all constituents.
● Excellent written and communication skills and knowledge of course content
Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to applicants with an advanced degree, who have both K-12 and college-level teaching experience, and who are native users of ASL.Non - Discrimination Statement Flagler College is committed to diversity, inclusion and pursuit of a higher education with adherence to high ethical standards. It is the policy of Flagler College not to discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic.