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American Sign Language - Adjunct Faculty

Employer
Grand Rapids Community College
Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


American Sign Language - Adjunct Faculty




American Sign Language - Adjunct Faculty

Job ID: 1597

November 13, 2023

Department: Language and Thought

Employee Group: Adjunct Faculty

Schedule: Part-time

Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract

Reports to: Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Posting Closes: Open until filled

SUMMARY

The College is seeking candidates to teach American Sign Language classes in the fall and/or winter semesters on our Grand Rapids campus. Adjunct needs are determined on a semester by semester basis.

The College is seeking candidates to teach American Sign Language classes in the fall and/or winter semesters on our Grand Rapids campus. Adjunct needs are determined on a semester by semester basis. American Sign Language classes offered at GRCC include SL 171 and SL 172. Only adjunct faculty living in the state of Michigan can teach in person and virtual classes for GRCC.

Adjunct needs are determined on a semester by semester basis. GRCC classes are held at a variety of times, Monday through Saturday. In the fall and winter semesters, classes meet for 1.5 hours twice a week or 3 hours once a week. For semester start and end dates, see GRCC classes are held at a variety of times, Monday through Saturday. In the fall and winter semesters, classes meet for 1.5 hours twice a week or 3 hours once a week. For semester start and end dates, see GRCC's Academic Calendar.



We offer American Sign Language classes in the following modality: in person. For additional information about these modalities, see the Faculty Contract.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Teach GRCC course offerings American Sign Language.
  • Perform tasks normally expected of adjunct faculty members:


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education Credentials
  • Master's degree required.
  • Minimum one of the following certifications: BEI, Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level Advanced or ASLPI Level 4, EIPA 4.0+, ASLTA, NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master, CI/CT, CSC.

Work Experience
  • College level teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
  • Excellent communication skills.


Physical Demands
  • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to instruct for up to three consecutive hours.


Mental Demands
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
  • Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
  • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


Working Conditions
  • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our
    • Teach GRCC course offerings American Sign Language.
    • Perform tasks normally expected of adjunct faculty members:


    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    Education Credentials
    • Master's degree required.
    • Minimum one of the following certifications: BEI, Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level Advanced or ASLPI Level 4, EIPA 4.0+, ASLTA, NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master, CI/CT, CSC.

    Work Experience
    • College level teaching experience preferred.
    • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


    Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
    • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
    • Excellent communication skills.


    Physical Demands
    • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
    • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to instruct for up to three consecutive hours.


    Mental Demands
    • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
    • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
    • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
    • Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
    • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
    • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
    • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
    • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


    Working Conditions
    • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our

      Education Credentials
      • Master's degree required.
      • Minimum one of the following certifications: BEI, Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level Advanced or ASLPI Level 4, EIPA 4.0+, ASLTA, NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master, CI/CT, CSC.

      Work Experience
      • College level teaching experience preferred.
      • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


      Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
      • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
      • Excellent communication skills.


      Physical Demands
      • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
      • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
      • Must be able to instruct for up to three consecutive hours.


      Mental Demands
      • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
      • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
      • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
      • Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
      • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
      • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
      • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
      • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
      • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


      Working Conditions
      • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our
      • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


      Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
      • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
      • Excellent communication skills.


      Physical Demands
      • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
      • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
      • Must be able to instruct for up to three consecutive hours.


      Mental Demands
      • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
      • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
      • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
      • Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
      • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
      • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
      • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
      • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
      • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


      Working Conditions
      • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.
      • Physical classroom environment in an academic setting.


      METHOD OF APPLICATION

      GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at

      GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

      NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

      Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.



      To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=1597&PostingSeq=1


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