Assistant Professor, American Sign
Language and Deaf Studies Department, Academic Affairs
Type of Position:
Full-time Faculty, Exempt
Work Schedule, Hours per week:
Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening
hours as needed to teach night classes and other departmental
In alignment with the Master Agreement
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is
looking to fill a full-time faculty position in ASL & Deaf
Studies Department to teach American Sign Language courses. JCCC is
located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state
of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. JCCC is
looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time faculty
position in the ASL & Deaf Studies Department to teach
Elementary and Intermediate ASL courses including Introduction to
the Deaf Community, the Linguistics of ASL, and/or ASL Literature
courses. The ASL & Deaf Studies Department offers an ASL
Studies Certificate and ASL courses that serve as preparation for
students to continue their education in bachelor’s degree programs.
The department is part of the Communications Division.
The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of
15 credit hours per semester in ASL. This person will perform other
duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining
scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum;
developing and implementing course and program assessment of
student learning outcomes; participating in department, division
and college meetings; serving on committees; participating in any
ASL related initiatives at JCCC; collaborating with and observing
adjunct faculty teaching ASL; collaborating and working
successfully with other full-time faculty in the ASL & Deaf
Studies Department; and other duties as assigned. Teaching
assignments could be any combination of face-to-face day or evening
courses, hybrid, online hybrid, hybrid flex, or online and are
subject to change as needed.
Work hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening hours as needed to teach
night classes and other departmental duties.
• Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for ASL
• Participate in the planning and administration of all
• Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.
Master’s Degree in an ASL-related
degree (ASL and/or Deaf Studies, Teaching of ASL or ASL Teaching,
Sign Language Education) or in Deaf Education with 18 credits in
ASL-related courses ) as required by JCCC HLC (Higher Learning
Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills
Demonstrated ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level ASL
courses, and other
courses such as Introduction to the Deaf Community, Linguistics of
and ASL Literature.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of using technology in the
Learning Management System software such as Canvas, and teaching
delivery methods on
face-to-face, online hybrid, hybrid, hybrid flex, and/or
Demonstrated Self-starter, strong interpersonal skills and
of adult learning.
More than 2 years of teaching
Demonstrated knowledge of Vista’s Signing Naturally
Demonstrated knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for
To be considered for this position we will require an application,
resume, and/or cover letter.
*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and
Candidates to be interviewed will be required to do a 30-minute
teaching demonstration for the committee.
*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity,
may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of
management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at
any time, as required by business necessity.
Established in 1969, Johnson County Community
College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening
communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas,
JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence
and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades
dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving
campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and
extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
JCCC provides equal
opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an
affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the
basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability,
age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in
its programs and activities, which includes employment and
admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination
Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era
Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of
2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other
applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.
Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination
policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries)
may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator ( TitleIX@jccc.edu
), or Director of
Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at
Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland
Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas
City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010
Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone:
816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov
If you need any assistance throughout the search
process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position.
In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual
hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment
tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the
applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those
selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees
obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to
apply prior to the review date listed in posting.
If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable
accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office
of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email JobsAtJCCC@jccc.edu
30 Jan 2024 Central Standard Time
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