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Job Opportunity: Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language – Austin

acc logoJob Opportunity: Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language

Job #1409057
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Closing Date: 04/24/2015
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Location – Multiple Locations
Hours – Day and evening classes
Position Focus – ASL levels 1 through 4
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.

Unless, otherwise provided by law, a criminal record does not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee, nor does it automatically deny a person’s access to any of the College’s online systems. Determinations of suitability will be made consistent with College policy, practices and all applicable laws and regulations.


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


Department Chair, Human Services


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

Instructs students in courses in the American Sign Language discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed. May assist with registration processes.
Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students’ emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; performs accurate assessment of student performance.
Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.
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 colleges.
Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
Working cooperatively with colleagues.

Experience with various ASL 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.



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.


Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.

Work is routinely performed in a classroom or office setting.



Experience teaching ASL 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. SACS requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.

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.



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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