American Sign Language, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R19171

Bellevue College

Posted: 6/17/20
Deadline: 9/9/20

About This Organization

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Job Duties

Teaching responsibilities include:

• Performing student-centered teaching at a minimum load of 15 credits (three classes) per quarter for a multi-cultural, multi-ability, multilingual student population
• Being available to teach classes on a variety of days and/or times
• Assessing General Education and course-specific learning outcomes to inform program and teaching practice
• Fostering a positive, caring, equitable, and inclusive learning environment where differences and pluralism are valued, and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
• Participating in on-going curriculum development, revision, and implementation that incorporates diverse perspectives

Non-Teaching responsibilities include:

• Participating in governance responsibilities with colleagues
• Participating in the life and culture of the department, division, and college, including the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
• Demonstrating professional integrity in relationships with colleagues and students
• Providing culturally-responsible advising, such as navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college (e.g. students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, Second language learners, etc.)
• Connecting students with college resources
• Offering career and/or educational pathway advice
• Maintaining excellence, current knowledge, and skills in teaching ASL
• Performing other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in American Sign Language or related field or a bachelor’s degree with two (2) or more years of teaching experience in ASL.
• Demonstrated ability to use ASL at or near native level.
• Experience teaching ASL at the secondary and/or post-secondary levels.
• Experience teaching historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations, and a dedication to closing achievement and access gaps.
• Demonstrated commitment to engage in professional development activities.
• Prior experience that shows successful teamwork in an inclusive manner with diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• Prior experience that demonstrates effectively interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.

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