Job Opportunity: Sign Language Instructor – DFW

Tarrant County College logoAdjunct Instructor – Sign Language Instructor

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title – Adjunct Instructor – Sign Language Instructor
Posting Number – N000983
Position Status – Part Time
Category – Instruction
Class Code – 28
Position Type – Adjunct
Pay Rate – Commensurate with education and experience
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

• Associate’s degree or higher in Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, ASL, Special Education (with emphasis in deafness), or Communications (with emphasis in deaf education or speech pathology)
• ASL licensure
• Three (3) years related work experience

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

American Sign Language (ASL) Instructors:

• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
• Experience in teaching American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
• Fluent in American Sign Language

Interpreting Instructors:

• Current Sign Language Interpreter Certification
• Three (3) or more years of experience in teaching American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
• Fluent in American Sign Language

Physical Demands and Work Environment


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Date 04/19/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position, please contact the following individual

Contact Sammie Sheppard at [email protected]


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