Job Opportunity – TCC: Instructor for Sign Language and Interpreting



Job Opportunity – TCC: Instructor for Sign Language and Interpreting

Job Title    Instructor, Sign Language and Interpreting
Posting Number    B000478
Position Status     Full Time
Category    Faculty
Class Code    23
Position Type    Budgeted
Pay Rate    See Salary Schedule
Location    Trinity River
Department    TR Arts

Job Summary    
To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities    
• Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and external stakeholders’ expectations of College as assigned by designated supervisor
• Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the myriad of diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service area
• Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi as assigned
• Prepares and delivers instruction to students
• Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of learning
• Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks
• Prepares assignments
• May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
• Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to student learning and success
• Maintains student attendance records
• Evaluates student performance and learning
• Provides regular and timely evaluation feedback to students
• Assigns grades consistent with course requirements
• Assists in District commitment to assessing student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes and to achieving institutional performance measures
• Participates in TCC’s institutional effectiveness program including the preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs)
• Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via varied delivery methods such as distance learning
• Accepts assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit courses
• Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college
• May conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals
• Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, and acting as adviser to student organizations
• Serves on campus and District committees
• Performs basic student enrollment and recruitment functions, such as community outreach, support of student registration and student retention activities
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite 
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures    
• Technical/vocational fields require a minimum of an Associate’s degree with three years of experience in the teaching field
• Developmental courses require teaching experience
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures    
• Master’s degree preferred, plus BEI certification – Advanced (Level III) or higher or national certification with willingness to become state BEI certified at the advanced level 
• Hearing candidates should have sign language certification at the advanced, master or national level 
• Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community
• Recent experience in teaching ASL for credit in post-secondary programs
• Fluency in ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base
• Good communication skills when working with Deaf and hearing colleagues 
• Commitment to excellence in teaching 
• Willingness to collaborate extensively with other professionals in the ASL/Deaf Education/Interpreting programs

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment    
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Instructions Summary    
A growing, well-respected and elite program in the DFW Metroplex and within the state. The SLIP program at TCCD at Trinity River campus is dedicated to preparing graduates with the skills to pass the state certification test.
Posting Date    06/28/2013
Closing Date    
Open Until Filled    Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual
Contact Information    Scott Robinson
Contact Phone    817-515-1125
Contact Email    [email protected]

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
TCC Website
Agency Referral
HBCU Connect
Higher Ed Jobs
Latinos In Higher Ed
Personal Referral
Print Ad/Publication
Public Job Posting
Internal Job Posting

* Do you have a high school diploma or GED?

* Do you have an Associate's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university?

* Do you have three (or more) years of recent experience teaching ASL for credit in post-secondary programs?

* Do you have a State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification?

Applicant Documents – Required Documents
Optional Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy

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