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Instructor of American Sign Language (ASL) - Full Time/Tenure Track 2022-2023 - Modesto Junior College

Site:

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2021-2022 Salary Schedule – $62,910 to $117,437 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,660.

https://www.yosemite.edu/hr/currentclassifications/Faculty%20Revised%20Combined%2021-22%209-22-21.pdf

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Required Quals Summary:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree AND two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience, OR an Associate’s degree AND six years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience, OR the equivalent; OR a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Special Education (Sign Language)
Desirable Qualifications
Master’s Degree in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Education or equivalent.

Possession of an online teaching certificate from a recognized online instruction program such as @One (onefortraining), the Online Learning Consortium (onlinelearning consortium.org) or equivalent.

Previous experience teaching lower-division online American Sign Language classes.

The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:

https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary:

GENERAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Teaching lower division college courses in American Sign Language and ASL Interpreting.
• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies to meet the needs of all learning styles.
• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
• Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
• Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Fluency in American Sign Language and demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach all levels of American Sign Language at the community college level.
• Education and/or experience in teaching American Sign Language and ASL Interpreting at the community college level.
• Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and engagement with Deaf culture and the Deaf community.
• Demonstrated ability and/or commitment to developing and maintaining a strong ASL program, including developing certificates and/or degrees.
• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in ASL, especially as it relates to the relevancy of ASL interpreting in students’ lives, interests, and communities.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
• Ability to address student equity gaps and to improve overall student success.
• Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

Desirable Characteristics:

DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS
• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.
• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.
• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.
• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.
• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.
SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Open Date:

01/05/2022

Close Date:

02/16/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Organization

On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.

 

Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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