Job Opportunity: Adjunct Faculty, ASL – Austin

Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language

Job #1107040

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Closing Date: 08/12/2011

Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location – Multiple Locations
Hours – Afternoon and Evenings
Position Focus – ASL Level 1 and 2
Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status – Exempt
Criminal Background Check – Pre-employment criminal background checks are
required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug
screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in
ACC’s College Police department.

Job Purpose

To instruct students in American Sign Language courses in accordance with
College policies and procedures.

Reports To Department Chair, Human Services

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.

1. Instructs students in courses in the American Sign Language discipline.
Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and
encourage critical thinking.
2. Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students’
emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; performs accurate assessment of
student performance.
2. Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in
instructional methodologies through professional associations and
professional development.
4. May perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair,
Dean, and/or Executive Vice President.


* Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate,
with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of
the job can be performed.


* Extensive knowledge of American Sign Language linguistics, deaf history
and deaf culture.
* Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of
course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
* Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in
the classroom and to convey online course content.
* Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community
* Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
* Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
* Working cooperatively with colleagues.


* Experience with the Signing Naturally curriculum.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or
without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job
can be performed.


* Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field, service in the
profession, and/or the community.
* Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills
including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
* Effectively assisting and assessing student learning.
* Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
* Being punctual for classes and office hours.
* Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,
including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
* Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

Computer Skills


* Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources,
and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to
develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting
office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).


* Knowledge of MAC and PC, advanced knowledge of Power Point, experience
with Blackboard.

Physical Requirements

* Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
* Work is routinely performed in a classroom or office setting.

Work Experience


* Experience teaching at a community college or university.



* Master’s degree or above in American Sign Language; or Master’s degree or
above and 18 hours in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and/or ASL
linguistics-related coursework.

* Master’s degree or PhD in American Sign Language.



* This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History
Checks are required. Official transcripts are required. Reliable
transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.


* Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and
behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from
engaging in unsafe practices.

Transcript Requirements


Applications are complete upon receipt of an official transcript. ACC only
accepts transcripts that are mailed directly from educational institutions.
Educational Institutions must mail transcripts to the Highland Business
Center, Attn. E.M. Breedlove, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.

Transcript Policy

Foreign Transcripts

Applicants who have degrees earned from educational institutions located
outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts
evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service prior to applying
for Faculty and/or Adjunct Faculty positions. If the transcripts are in a
foreign language, applicants also need to have their transcripts translated
prior to applying for ACC job opportunities.

Foreign Transcript Policy

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or
part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits
effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of employment.
Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term
disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher
Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program
(ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC
Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal

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