Assistant Professor, American Sign Language (ASL)

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Job no: 495269
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Position, Department: Assistant Professor, American Sign Language (ASL), Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: M-F, some evenings as needed to teach night classes and other departmental duties, 40 hours per week

Pay Range: in alignment with the Master Agreement

Pay Grade: 9MOBU

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in ASL & Deaf Studies Department to teach American Sign Language courses. JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time faculty position in the ASL & Deaf Studies Department to teach Elementary and Intermediate ASL courses including Fingerspelling, Introduction to the Deaf Community, the Linguistics of ASL, and/or ASL Literature courses. The ASL & Deaf Studies Department offers an ASL Studies Certificate and ASL courses that serve as preparation for students to continue their education in bachelor’s degree programs. The department is part of the Communications Division.

The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in ASL. This person will perform other duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department, division and college meetings; serving on committees; participating in any ASL related initiatives at JCCC; collaborating with and observing adjunct faculty teaching ASL; collaborating and working successfully with other full-time faculty in the ASL & Deaf Studies Department; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face-to-face day or evening courses, hybrid, online hybrid, or online and are subject to change as needed.

Work hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening hours as needed to teach night classes and other departmental duties.

Additional responsibilities:
• Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for ASL students.
• Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental initiatives.
• Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with ASLTA Certification
  • Master’s Degree in an ASL related degree (ASL and/or Deaf Studies, Teaching of ASL or ASL Teaching, Sign Language Education, ASL/English Interpreting or Deaf Education) as required by JCCC HLC (Higher Learning Commission) criteria

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree and ASLTA certification
  • Master’s degree in an ASL-related degree and ASLTA certification
  • Demonstrated 2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or high school teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills by letters of reference.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level ASL courses, and other Courses such as Fingerspelling,
  • Introduction to the Deaf Community, Linguistics of ASL, and ASL Literature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for learning languages
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of using technology in the classroom,
  • Learning Management System software such as Canvas, and teaching delivery method on face-to-face, online hybrid, hybrid, hybrid flex and/or online
  • Demonstrated Self-starter, strong interpersonal skills and understanding of adult learning.

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

Advertised: 17 Mar 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Jun 2023 Central Daylight Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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