Full-Time Faculty Position in the ASLIT Dept at ACC

Faculty, American Sign Language & Interpreter Training

Job #1209019
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Closing Date: 11/02/2012
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location – Rio Grande
Office located at Rio Grande campus however, may be required to teach at other campuses

Hours – Required to teach fall, spring and summer. Must maintain an established schedule. May include evenings and weekends.

Position Focus – Upper level American Sign Language (ASL)

Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time 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 levels I through VI in accordance with College policies and procedures.

Reports To – Department Chair , American Sign Language & Interpreter Training

Description of Duties and Tasks

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

1. Instructs students in the American Sign Language discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
2. Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population: including interactive video technology; online format and other uses of technology.
3. Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students’ emails and voice mails in a timely fashion. Responds to assignments and students’ concerns in a timely manner; accurate assessment of student performance and timely filing of grades.
4. Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.
5. Plans and organizes syllabi, course work, study guides and other support material for the classroom setting as well as online learning. Participates in curriculum development, implementation, and review in accordance with college concerns.
6. Participates in graduation, general assembly, and other official College functions. Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students.
Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.
7. Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, Associate Vice President, and/or the 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.


* 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.
* Extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter, and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
* Extensive knowledge of American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.
* Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
* Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
* Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.


* 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.


* Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
* Effective leadership, team building skills and a strong customer-orientation when working with diverse students, faculty, administration, community and business leaders.
* Effective assistance of student learning, using a variety of learning styles.
* Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
* Being punctual for classes and office hours.
Maintaining an established schedule that may vary by semester and that may include evenings and weekends and multiple campus locations.
* 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.).
* Experience using Blackboard or other online educational software.


* Experience using a variety of online technologies and resources.

Physical Requirements

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

Work Experience


* Minimum of 3 non-teaching related work expereinceyears experience.
* Minimum of three years experience teaching upper level ASL coursework or ASL studies coursework in a post secondary setting.


Administrative experience in a post secondary setting.



In accordance with SACS accreditation requirements: Master’s degree in ASL, Deaf Studies or Deaf Education or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in coursework related to ASL, Deaf Studies or ASL Linguistics.


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




State or national Interpreter certification
American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification



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 http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

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 http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

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 law.

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