Instructor, American Sign Language

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Instructor, American Sign Language

Job Description:

The teaching faculty at Owens Community College are responsible for:

  • Supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment.

  • Responding to student needs

  • Managing effective instructional activities

  • Demonstrating professionalism developing and maintaining cooperative work relationships with faculty and staff

  • Supporting college administrative requirements continuing competency via professional development in their instructional fields.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 the subject area of ASL.

  • 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/School guidelines.

  • Demonstrate a Knowledge of:

  • Deafness and its effect on language development in deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the assessment of student learning and program review.

  • Deliver and manage courses, ensuring students receive regular feedback and college reports are submitted in a timely fashion.

  • Meet all classes or provide appropriate alternatives.

  • Provide external support for students and through cooperation with student services offices.

  • Maintain professional relationships with students.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Strong teaching skillset in multiple modalities (face to face, synchronous web, and asynchronous web).

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills ·

  • Familiarity with appropriate instructional and course management software.

  • Strong aptitude to function in a collaborative environment.

  • Communicate effectively with both small and large groups.

  • Multi-task and work independently.

  • Create effective instructional materials, lectures, demonstrations, and assessments.

  • Develop and evaluate ASL and Interpreting exercises and real-world scenarios.

  • Demonstrate effective classroom management.

  • Help students understand and apply underlying academic principles while developing their critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrate strong aptitude for enhancing instruction with the use of technology.

  • Use American Sign Language in an educational setting.

  • Use cross-cultural communication.

  • Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in American Sign Language

  • Establish and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with others.

  • Operate a computer and assigned classroom, office, and lab equipment.

  • Meet schedules and timelines.

  • Plan and organize work.

  • Maintain records and files.

  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports .

Minimum Education/Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in American Sign Language is preferred OR a Master's Degree in a related field with 18 graduate hours in American Sign Language from an accredited institution OR native speaking skills with some language teaching experience. Applicant needs to provide evidence of fluency in ASL.

  • Two years of teaching experience preferred, including developing lesson plans and assessments.

  • Fluency in American Sign Language.

  • Experience with deaf studies or deaf culture, or within the deaf community

Union Position:

Owens Faculty Association

Job Classification:


Duty Days:

173 Days

Work Schedule:


Grant Funded Position:

No - Not Grant Funded

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Pay Basis:


Hiring Range:


Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)