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Human Resource Services
American Sign Language Faculty/Department Chair
Tracking Code: 492359
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Regular Faculty
Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.
This position will serve as Department Chair. The Department Chair shall work under the direction of the Division Dean/Associate Deans and shall assist by providing leadership in curriculum and instruction, and by supervising adjunct instructors and programs as assigned by the Dean. The Department Chair is responsible for all aspects of the program including organization, administration, accreditation, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program. Department Chairs are members of the regular faculty of the college and as such, teaching remains the primary responsibility.
The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August.
- Master’s degree in Teaching American Sign Language (ASL) or Linguistics.
- Teaching experience at the post-secondary/college level or equivalent including 200 level courses or above.
- Two or more years of successful supervisory experience in higher education with focus on the supervision and evaluation of faculty.
- Master’s degree in Teaching ASL or Linguistics with a Bachelor’s degree in ASL or Linguistics.
- Two years of teaching experience at a community college, a post-secondary institution or equivalent)
- Native or Heritage Signer
- ASLPI Level 4 or 5
- Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a culturally-responsive learning environment
- Evidence of work designed to adapt the delivery of course objectives with intention to effectively provide instruction to students with varied learning styles
- Experience utilizing a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of an educational course (learning management system (LMS) such as Desire to Learn (D2L), Blackboard, Canvas, etc.
- Documentation of experience implementing assessment of student or course learning outcomes in a college-level general education course
Salary is $4,016.67 gross per month. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This position will remain posted until filled.
This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks. Information may be reviewed at https://www.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/ and https://www.ppcc.edu/human-resource-services/benefits/additional-perks.
Interviews will be conducted in-person.
Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.
Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.
- Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
- Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
- Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
- Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
- Encourages students to achieve goals.
- Relates coursework to real life experiences.
- Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.
- Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
- Communicates effectively.
- Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.
Materials and Preparation/Relevancy
- Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State guidelines when indicated.
- Reviews and updates course materials.
- Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
- Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course content.
- Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
- Participate in all aspects of department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.
Record keeping and Instructional Management
- Keep scheduled office hours, including providing regular student office hours.
- Meets classes as scheduled for prescribed time.
- Submits required reports and documents.
- Attends required Divisional meetings.
- Seeks to maintain a high quality of instruction by remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
- Collaborates with colleagues in a professional manner.
- Uses communication techniques that foster collegiality when problem solving.
- Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
- Contributes to the promotion of an excellent educational climate within the college as a whole, as well as within the division and department.
Promoting Division/College Quality of Instruction
- Assist, as requested, with the development of the term class schedule and the college catalog.
- Assist with curriculum review, revision, development and implementation within the department.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of course outlines and course syllabi.
- Assist in textbook selection and adoption.
- Assist with student advising and student registration.
- Maintain a program advisory committee, as appropriate.
- Participate in professional development activities as requested by the dean.
- Assist with program reviews as required by appropriate agencies, e.g., NCA.
- Serve on college discipline, department, and community committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
- Assist with Divisional activities as requested by the dean.
- Assist with student recruitment as appropriate.
- Assist with the development and implementation of alternative modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, the Vice President for Instructional Services and/or the College President.
- Cultural Competence and commitment to helping to close the student equity gap at our institution. Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum development for the classroom environment.
- Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate teaching activities and curriculum.
- Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
- Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
- Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
- Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
- Established commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Efficient and effective communication skills that clearly and concisely demonstrate intention to respectfully interact with all stakeholders.
- Ability to work efficiently, effectively, respectfully, collegially, and productively as a leader and/or member of a team.
This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College's best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.
EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
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