Job Posting: Community College of Philadelphia

Tenure-track ASL/English Interpreting Instructor or Assistant Professor

Community College of Philadelphia

General Description
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.
Community College of Philadelphia is seeking a full-time, tenure-track ASL/English Interpreting Instructor or Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2019.
Specific Responsibilities

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses in Interpreting and ASL.
  • In addition, position will require program planning and development, curricular/course review and oversight, and supervision of multimedia interpreting lab.
  • Participate in collaborative teaching, College life and maintaining networks within the local deaf and interpreting communities. Courses may be offered at any of our campus locations.
  • Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.
  • Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.
  • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.
  • Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.
  • Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.
  • Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in teaching Sign Language, ASL/Deaf Studies, ASL/English Interpreting, interpreter pedagogy, linguistics, or closely related field.
  • RID and ASLTA certification required (or evidence of application in process.
  • Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in ASL.
  • Minimum three years experience teaching ASL and interpreting in a postsecondary setting. The successful applicant will have expertise in using technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process and be able to work day and/or evening as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years experience teaching ASL and interpreting in a postsecondary setting strongly preferred.
  • Deaf individuals strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.
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