Sign Language Assistant Professor
American River College is a public community college serving over 30,000 students in suburban Sacramento County and granting associate degrees and professional certificates. It offers instructional and support services during the day, evening, and weekends on its 153-acre campus and at centers and locations in the community.
The college’s vision is to be a premier learning community that transforms and enriches people’s lives. Its mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook
Additional Position Summary:
The Sign Language Studies (SLS) Department at American River College is comprised of two associate degree programs: Deaf Culture and ASL Studies Program (DEAF) and Interpreter Preparation Program (INTRP) and two certificate programs. Approximately 500-625 students a semester are enrolled in our programs and classes. The DEAF Program has one full-time faculty and eight adjuncts and the INTRP Program has one full-time faculty and 13 adjuncts providing instruction in ASL, interpreting, and Deaf culture. The Department is actively involved with the local and surrounding Deaf and interpreting communities and is proactive with college programs that serve that community.
The instructional assignment includes:
- Teaching ASL, Deaf culture, Deaf education, ASL literature, dynamics of autism and inequality, interpreting courses and other courses specific to the Deaf Culture and ASL Studies and Interpreter Preparation Program degrees and certificates with a Deaf hood centered framework.
- Providing innovative teaching to meet the needs of a variety of cultures, ethnic and economic backgrounds, ages and disabilities.
- Developing and implementing ASL and interpreting curricula.
- Assessing student ASL and interpreting competencies.
- Providing lab curriculum, development and operation.
- Developing and assisting in program screening.
- Maintaining and coordinating the ASL and interpreting tutoring program.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
The department maintains a focus on:
- Working with community or governmental programs relating to the Deaf community.
- Continued professional development.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with department members and colleagues in other disciplines.
- The teaching assignment will include evening and day classes; it may include weekend classes, face to face, hybrid, online, web-enhanced, on or off campus classes and work in the lab.
- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in American Sign Language completed by August 20, 2015, AND two years experience in sign language studies; OR, have an associate’s degree in American Sign Language and six years experience in sign language studies; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*
- Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates:
Full-time, Tenure-track Position
Beginning on or about August 20, 2015.
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College postings are required to submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work **(“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.
Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Additional Salary Information:
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.
ARC (American River College)
ARC VP, Instruction
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