American Sign Language-Adjunct Instructor
Walla Walla Community College - Walla Walla, WA

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Walla Walla Community College was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top five community colleges in the United States and received the honor of "finalist with distinction." Walla Walla Community College is a comprehensive institution providing professional-technical, transfer, transitional studies, and extended learning programs at the postsecondary level. Most programs are located on the 110-acre Walla Walla campus site, which was established in 1974. Programs are also offered at the Clarkston Center in Clarkston, Washington; at Department of Corrections Facilities in Walla Walla and Connell, Washington; and at other off-campus locations. Over 12,679 students enroll annually. Full-time equivalent enrollment in 2011-2012 was more than 5,236 full-time equivalent students.

Job Summary:
Walla Walla Community College seeks qualified applicants for the adjunct, non-tenure track American Sign Language Instructor. This is an adjunct (part time) position.

Essential Functions:
· Plan and develop a variety of instruction objectives and experiences appropriate to the program goals
· Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments
· Develop and teach to the objectives of the approved curriculum
· Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination
· Teach productive and constructive study skills to students
· Develop classroom and lab procedures in conformance with identified policies and procedures
· Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college requirements
· Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and deal consistently and fairly with all students
· Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual adult students through classes, individual instruction and self-directed learning.

Competencies & Requirements:

Qualifications:
· Bachelors in related field required; Masters desired.
· 2 years related work experience with one year of experience in teaching American Sign Language.
· College teaching experience desired.
· Industry certifications desired.
· Experience networking with agencies and educational institutions which serve D/deaf/hard of hearing/cochlear-implanted students, K-post-secondary desired.
· Two or more years of experience with distance learning teaching modalities desired.
· Experience establishing, maintaining and supervising student Applied Interpreting Experience (practicum sites) desired.

Competencies:

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations and effectively work and interact with diverse individuals.
· Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
· A demonstrated understanding of and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of both the organization and the students we serve.
· Experience networking with agencies and educational institutions which serve D/deaf/hard of hearing/cochlear-implanted students, K-post-secondary.
· Two or more years of experience with distance learning teaching modalities.
· Experience establishing, maintaining and supervising student Applied Interpreting Experience (practicum sites).

Conditions/Terms of Employment:

Conditions/Terms of Employment
Adjunct instructors teach part-time and continued employment may be based on enrollment. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and provide transcripts. Candidate may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment.

Required Application Materials:

Required Application materials
This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet the required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • Online application
  • Cover letter describing your teaching philosophy and detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position.
  • Resume
  • License or Certification of applicable
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Transcripts if applicable (unofficial are acceptable for the application process)

WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position or make a direct appointment. Applications received during the recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.

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