Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for one,
full-time, tenure track Coordinator/Instructor position in the Sign
Language Studies/Interpreter Training degree and certificate
programs within the Business, Health Sciences & Homeland
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful applicant will serve as the
coordinator and instructor for the Sign Language
Studies/Interpreter Training program. As coordinator, the
individual will be responsible for the organization,
administration, periodic review, continued development and overall
effectiveness of the educational program/courses. As an instructor,
the individual will teach Sign Language Studies/Interpreter courses
in both the traditional and computerized environment. The
individual will also assess student performance, ensure faculty
qualifications and collaborate with Sign Language
Studies/Interpreter faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of
instruction in the program/courses. Opportunities exist for
participation in professional development activities and service on
departmental, divisional, and/or college-wide committees.
1. Certified sign language interpreter (RID and/or ASLTA) or
qualified deaf individual.
2. Master’s degree required, field of study preferred includes Sign
Language Studies, Interpreter Linguistics or related field.
3. Must possess three years of Sign Language interpreting and
teaching experience that includes teaching interpreter training
courses, conducting and supervising practicum field experiences,
evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum
development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of
program effectiveness. Experience must be within the last 5
4. Shall have knowledge of educational methods and current
accreditation and certification procedures. Must possess
willingness to adapt teaching methods to include distance-learning
5. Must possess knowledge of American Sign Language, manual forms
of signed English, and the Code of Ethics.
6. Must have good written English skills.
7. Knowledge of and willingness to use computers, applicable
software, and Internet are required
8. Valid driver’s license required.
9. Shall meet the minimum standards of instruction established by
the Board of Trustees for any assigned courses.
STARTING SALARY: This is a nine-month teaching position with the
salary determined by placement on the base salary schedule. For
example, the minimum 2021-2022 starting salary at Step 3 on the
Master’s Degree column is $51,966. Voluntary overload teaching
assignments and mandatory summer program coordination may increase
the annual compensation by 40%. The College offers a comprehensive
flexible benefit program.
WORK LOCATION: Belleville Campus with district-wide overload
teaching opportunities. Driving may be required to other campuses,
student field experience or internship sites and/or local deaf
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until
position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Required application materials, such as
resume, cover letter and references, should be attached to your
application. Other required application materials i.e.,
transcripts, etc., should be attached after your application has
been submitted. Go to your My Job Applications page from the
careers home page of your account.
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