Instructor Interpreting Transliterating Technology

We are currently seeking an Instructor, Interpreting Transliterating Technology (ITT), who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: We’re looking for an American Sign Language expert like you to teach our students about the exciting world of Interpreting Transliterating Technology (ITT). Your experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both on-the-job know-how and industry knowledge and expertise.

Your mission: At HCC, we’re committed to preparing our students for great careers. We’ll count on you to design and teach a curriculum that will equip our students with ITT skills.

Your work: You’ll establish courses following best practice educational standards; teach students using a variety of effective methodologies; and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning.

When you’re not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.

Next steps: If you’re excited about passing the torch of your knowledge and skills to the next generation of ITT experts, your next step should be to submit your application today!

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

This is a security sensitive position.

SUMMARY

Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, advising, professional development and institutional and community service.

Faculty are expected to teach a full load each semester as defined in the Faculty Workload Guidelines. Demonstrate expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Must also participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations in the District.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other relevant duties may be required.

Teaching:
Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.

Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Advising:
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Provide access to students through conferencing, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.

Make presentations on a particular academic field or program – its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.

Work with Chair to take on appropriate advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).

Professional Development:
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.

Keep pace with developments in the discipline.

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.

Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:
Maintain communication with Chair and Dean as appropriate. Support adjunct faculty.

Demonstrate teamwork within an interdisciplinary college division.

Promote programming within the department, across the District and in the larger community.

Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.

Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.

Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.

Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.

Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.

Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.

Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.

Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.

Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities list above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Sign Language/Communication Disorders or Education, Master’s degree preferred.

Interpreting certification as recognized either by the Board for Evaluators of Interpreters (BEI) Level III or higher (former system), Advanced (current system) or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience or three (3) to ten (10) years of related work experience required.

Three (3) years in the community as a Level III Interpreter. Level IV preferred. Three (3) years teaching experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Fluency in American Sign Language and the ability to translate from sign to spoken word and from spoken word to sign in a variety of settings

Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment

Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population

Possess good organizational and planning skills

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

Submitter Email: lashaunda.johnson@hccs.edu

Submitter URL: http://careers@hccs.edu

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