American Sign Language Faculty/Department Chair
Company: Pikes Peak Community College
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 3, 2021
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719.502.2600 American Sign Language Faculty/Department Chair Apply
now Tracking Code: 30120
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Faculty, Regular
Salary: $48,200 annual gross
Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community
College identify themselves as persons of color. Pikes Peak
Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally
competent and committed to helping to close the student equity gap
at our institution. Applicants need to demonstrate an understanding
of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum
development for the classroom environment. Pikes Peak Community
College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community.
We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher
education and a high quality learning environment in which students
can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century
skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further
education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others,
across boundaries, is central to our mission. This begins with
welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique
contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our
faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a
broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is
inseparable from the ever---increasing diversity in our society.
Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a
free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic
engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect
for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of
voices and experiences. Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly
engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our
student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential
factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students
to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and
diversity---infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity
represents a process of continual learning and improvement by
developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture
based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility.-- 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 the 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.-- Minimum Qualifications
- Master's degree in American Sign Language, Teaching ASL,
Linguistics, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, Certified Deaf
Interpreter, Interpreting, or closely related field.
- Teaching experience at the secondary, post-secondary, or
- Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented populations
in successful efforts to close the achievement gap. Preferred
- Native or Heritage Signer with ASLPI Level 4/5 Signing Skills
or ASLTA certification.
- Knowledge of ASLTA standards for learning ASL.
- Four semesters or the equivalent of two years teaching
experience at a community college or post-secondary institution,
including 200 level courses or above.
- Curriculum development and instructional design.
- Supervisory experience at the secondary or post-secondary
- Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a
culturally-responsive learning environment with evidence of work
designed to adapt the delivery of course objectives.
- Experience using learning management systems (Blackboard,
Canvas, D2L, etc.).
- Documented experience implementing assessment of student/course
learning outcomes in a college-level general education course.
Salary is firm $48,200.00 annual gross. For full consideration, all
application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 5, 2021. This position will remain posted until filled. Must
be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado
prior to first date of employment. Application Instructions:
Application must be submitted online. Incomplete applications may
not receive full consideration. A complete application will
- Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications
in the order listed on the job announcement.
- Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and
- Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
conferred. Official transcripts are required if hired for the
- Professional References - Provide--names and contact
information for three recent professional references who can
address your expertise and background for this position. 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
- 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
- Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject
matter and teaching.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students. Materials and
- Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State
guidelines when indicated.
- Reviews and updates course materials.
- Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course
- Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course
- Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other
- 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. Professionalism--
- 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
- Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual
- 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
- 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. Professional Contributions--
- Serve on college discipline, department, and community
committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
- Assist with Divisional activities as requested by the
- Assist with student recruitment as appropriate.
- Assist with the development and implementation of alternative
modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as
- Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, the Vice
President for Instructional Services and/or the College
President.-- General Duties
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student
records as required by policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course
- Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on
a continuing basis.
- Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse
populations. 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. Advertised: February 10, 2021
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