American Sign Language Instructional Faculty Position

Clark State College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



Clark State College serves more than 6,500 students throughout the College's four campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine, and Xenia Ohio as well as our extensive offering of online classes.  


A full-time, 9-month, instructional faculty position in American Sign Language (ASL) is available starting August 2021.  A master’s degree in ASL or a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in ASL or related field is required.  Previous collegiate-level teaching, experience working in the Deaf community and/or certification are strongly preferred.  Clark State strives to facilitate a culture that recognizes, embraces, and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.  Diverse applicants are greatly encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will use a learner-centered approach to teaching that incorporates active learning strategies and technology to enhance student learning.  Primary duties include ASL instruction, course development, student academic advisement, assessment of student learning, and participation in college-wide initiatives.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and technology skills, the ability to work in teams, and flexibility to teach day, evening, and/or weekend hours as needed at the College’s campuses in Springfield and Beavercreek, OH and at local high schools.  Position reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and is located at the main campus in Springfield, OH.


Teaching/Learning 45-80%

Successful teaching in a learner-centered environment requires knowledge as well as the ability to design, implement, manage and assess courses taught in a variety of instructional modes. Each faculty member is required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in his/her subject area(s)Use instructional and discipline specific technology
  • Design courses that effectively meet student and curricular needs
  • Accommodate students with varying backgrounds and learning styles
  • Develop and use syllabi within College/Division guidelines
  • Deliver course content successfully
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning and program review
  • Manage courses such that students receive regular feedback and college reports are submitted in a timely fashion
  • Meet all classes or provide alternatives
  • Provide external support for students through office hours and cooperation with student services offices
  • Maintain professional relationships with students


Professional Growth 10-30%

As a professional educator, the faculty member shall continue to grow and develop as an educator and as a member of his/her profession through formal and/or informal activities, which increase knowledge and enhance teaching ability.


Service to the College and Community 10-30%

As a member of a learning community, faculty members are expected to contribute to the life of the College. Their activities advance the goals and image of one’s program, division, and the College as a whole.


All faculty are required to:

  • Participate in scheduled institutional meetings and activities
  • Participate in program and College accreditation, curriculum development, and program assessment
  • Assist in the formulation of division objectives and goals
  • Serve on at least one faculty or All-College Committee annually (after the first year of hire)
  • Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to student and institutional need
  • Participate in student and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of the College
  • Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post- secondary institutions
  • Maintain collegial relationships with other college personnel


In short, faculty members’ jobs are varied, and change based on the individual needs of each program.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision and ability to adjust focus.


Clark State College serves more than 6,500 students throughout the College's four campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine, and Xenia Ohio as well as our extensive offering of online classes.


Submit cover letter, resume and Clark State application to: Clark State Applications can be found at  Please reference the position in the first line of your cover letter


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA

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