Job Announcement for Faculty – ASL at Phoenix College

From: Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Subject: Job Posting: Phoenix College


Phoenix College

Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ

Employment Opportunity


Job Description
Job Title: American Sign Language – Deaf Studies/Interpreter Preparation Programs                      
Biweekly Salary Range: $42,939 – $82,746
Location:  Phoenix College                       
Hours: 30 hours per week
Calendar ID: 9 months

Job Summary
Using collaborative, interactive, and innovative methods, including instructional technology, this position will teach American Sign Language, interpreting, and/or other related courses for the Deaf Studies and Interpreting programs as assigned by the Program Director. Will instruct a diverse student population of varied skill levels and ages. May teach both day and evening classes and other alternative delivery courses. Teaches a minimum of fifteen credit hours per semester (some of which may be at night, on weekends, and/or alternate delivery) and college committee work. Other responsibilities may include supervising adjunct faculty, training and support, student advisement and outreach, program coordination and development, tracking information and statistics, scheduling assistance, establishing and fostering community and institutional relationships, seek out and apply for grant funding, and Program Advisory Committee work..

Essential Functions
50% – Delivers class instruction using collaborative, communicative, active learning, and innovative teaching methods, including technology
20% – Develops syllabi, assessment tools, keeps records and monitors student progress, grades papers and assignments
15% – Meets with students (one hour per day) during office hours on campus; works with students outside of class; keeps department and college hours of accountability
15% – Uses computer for communication and research; meets deadlines; participates in committee, department, college and district meetings, projects and activities. Keeps current in professional discipline through research and professional development

 Minimum Qualifications
– Masters degree in the teaching field, or
– Master’s in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or
– Master’s in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field or
– Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years work experience in field to be taught, or
– Associate’s degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience in the field to be  taught, or
– 5 years work experience in the field to be taught.
– EDU 250 – Teaching and Learning in the Community College — or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications
– Master’s degree in teaching American Sign Language or ASL/English Interpreting, or related field.
– Appropriate certification (e.g. RID CI/CT, NIC,CDI, ASLTA) and membership in ASLTA and/or RID.
– Experience teaching American Sign Language and/or ASL/English Interpreting at the post-secondary level.
– Experience in program management, curriculum development, outreach, and recruitment in the areas of ASL and/or Interpreting preferred.
– Native or near-native proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high level professional and academic conversation in ASL required.

Special Working Conditions
Evening and/or weekend classes and/or online teaching may be required to meet department needs.  Local travel may be required.

For closing dates and to be considered for this position, online applications and supporting documents must be submitted through the MCCCD HR website at:

The Maricopa County Community College District is an 
EEO/AA institution

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