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Instructional Faculty, American Sign Language

Clark State College
Springfield, OH
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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A full-time, 9-month, instructional faculty position in American Sign Language (ASL) is available starting January 7, 2022.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:
1. A bachelor's degree in ASL, Teaching ASL, Deaf Education, ASL Interpreting or
related field.
2. A minimum of 2 years of successful experience as an ASL
Instructor or as an ASL Interpreter
3. Proficiency in ASL and native or native-like signing skills
4. American Sign Language Teacher's Association Certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
1. A master's degree in ASL, Teaching ASL, Deaf Education, ASL Interpreting or
related field.
2. Previous collegiate-level teaching experience
3. National Interpreter Certification
4. Membership in the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
5. Ability to develop and offer courses through a variety of learning management

Clark State College strives to facilitate a culture that recognizes, embraces, and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will use a learner-centered approach to teaching that incorporates active learning strategies and technology to enhance student learning. Primary duties include ASL instruction both on ground and online, course development, student academic advisement, assessment of student learning, and participation in college-wide initiatives. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and technology skills, the ability to work in teams, and flexibility to teach day, evening, and/or weekend hours as needed at the College's campuses in Springfield and Beavercreek, OH and at local high schools. Position reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and is located at the main campus in Springfield, OH.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume/vitae, employment application and copies of transcripts formatted in PDF or Microsoft Word to Reference the position title in the first line of the cover letter. Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 22nd.

The duties of a faculty member include the following, though jobs vary and change based on the needs of each academic program:

Teaching/Learning 36-72%
Successful teaching in a learner-centered environment requires knowledge as well as the ability to design, implement, manage, and assess courses taught in a variety of instructional modes. Each faculty member is required to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the subject area(s)
  • Use instructional and discipline specific technology
  • Design courses that effectively meet student and curricular needs
  • Accommodate students with varying backgrounds and learning styles
  • Develop and use syllabi within College/School guidelines
  • Deliver course content successfully
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning and program review
  • Manage courses ensuring students receive regular feedback and college reports are submitted in a timely fashion
  • Meet all classes or provide appropriate alternatives
  • Provide external support for students and through cooperation with student services offices
  • Maintain professional relationships with students

Professional Growth 14-32%
As a professional educator, the faculty member shall continue to grow and develop as an educator and as a member of the profession through formal and/or informal activities, which increase knowledge and enhance teaching ability.

Service to the College and Community 14-32%As a member of a learning community, faculty members are expected to contribute to the life of the College. Their activities advance the goals and image of one's program, School, and the College as a whole.

All faculty are required to:
  • Participate in scheduled institutional meetings and activities
  • Participate in program and College accreditation, curriculum development, and program assessment
  • Assist in the formulation of school objectives and goals
  • Serve on at least one faculty or All-College Committee annually (after the first year of hire)
  • Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to student and institutional need
  • Participate in student and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of the College
  • Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post- secondary institutions
  • Maintain collegial relationships with other college personnel

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision and ability to adjust focus.
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