Department Head, Interpreter Training Program

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States

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Position Title:

Department Head, Interpreter Training Program

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OSU Campus:

Oklahoma City


Interpreter Training

Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Tiffany Smith

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:


Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Job Description:

The department head is the first-line administrator of thedepartment to which he/she is assigned. The incumbent is responsible for allissues related to department operation, such as curriculum, budget, personnel,class schedules, and student rights and responsibilities. The department headmust actively recruit and mentor majors, serve on faculty committees, andperform other duties as assigned.

Other performance measures:

Successful performance of the job requires creativity,initiative, and effective problem solving. A department head must work constructively with faculty, staff, anduniversity officials to accomplish essential job functions.

Essential Job Functions:

    Teach 12 credit hours (or equivalent) with 3 hours creditrelease time each fall and spring semester.Supervise all courses, degree/certificate-granting programsof the department.Supervise the development/distribution of departmentpublications.Coordinate development of an appropriate and efficient classschedule each semester.Coordinate with transfer institutions in the articulation ofcourses and/or degree programs.Remain current with theory and practice in the profession,coordinate and monitor professional growth activities for faculty.Develop a proposed budget for submission to the DivisionHead and recommend all budget expenditures to the Division Head.Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and recommendation ofadjunct faculty and ASL Lab Coordinator and actively participate in theselection of fulltime faculty.Coordinates, develops, and participates in recruitmentactivities for department.Develop and monitor faculty teaching loads.Develop assessment plan in coordination with faculty andsubmit required assessment data and departmental information for programreviews and other institutional reports.Evaluate faculty.Supervise the ASL Lab Coordinator.Supervise textbook selection.Supervise implementation of institutional guidelines forretention.Supervise implementation of assessment model.Coordinates active advisory committees for degree programs.Establish and maintain effective cooperation andcoordination with all other divisions, departments, and support units oncampus.Participate in professional organizations.Fulfill all faculty requirements as noted in the FacultyHandbook.Completesall mandatory training and participate in RPT recommended level of professionaldevelopment each year.
    Performs other duties as assigned.Performs other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this jobdescription are intended only as illustrations of the various types of workthat may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does notexclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logicalassignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts required upon Hire - This position is a 10 month appointment, August 1 through May 31 each academic year. Hire date may be prior to August 1 for preparation of 2023-2024 Academic year.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


    Master’s Degree in ASL/Interpreting discipline or master’s degree with 18 hours in discipline required (transfer classes)Native or near native fluency in ASL


    Must be qualified to teach and provide leadership in degree program; total of three (3) years of college-level teaching experience; previous experience in teaching.Minimum of one year of successful administrative experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required:

    Teaching Competence – Must be able to create lesson plans, content, presentations, ancillary materials, and assignments to effectively transform information to knowledge for students; have the ability to assess student learning and progress.Communication skills – Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with clear, grammatically correct English and prepare complex reports on deadline; requires interaction with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, and independent judgment.Ability to manage multiple priorities imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads, and public/student contact.
    Computer skills – Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), as well as email, internet, and learning management systems.
    Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
    Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
    Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.

Interpersonal skills:

Successful performance of the job requires creativity,initiative, and effective problem solving. A department head must work constructively with faculty, staff, anduniversity officials to accomplish essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

National certificationthrough RID, ASLPI score of 4 or higher, and/or SLPI of Advanced or higher.


    Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often busy and noisy environment.Work will be performed in an office and classroom environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms.

Physical Requirements:

    Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).

    The workenvironment and physical demands described here are representative of thoserequired by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with orwithout reasonable accommodations.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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