Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
Human Resources Department
Ph: (413)552-2554, Fax: (413)552-2143

Posting #16042 – PLEASE POST – November 23, 2015

Deaf Studies Faculty Member Deaf Studies/Humanities Division
Full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position.
Start Date: September, 2016
COMPENSATION: Salary: Minimum $42,921 – $50,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State benefits.
Funding Source: State
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Deaf Studies Department is seeking to expand its program. It houses both the American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies curricula within the Deaf Studies program. We currently offer a variety of levels of ASL courses, from American Sign Language I to American Sign Language VI. Courses in Deaf Studies are also offered. ASL classes are limited to twenty students and the focus is an interactive, proficiency-oriented pedagogical approach. The HCC Deaf Studies faculty is committed to offering a vibrant and innovative curriculum that includes advanced classes and addresses different learning styles for our diverse student population.
1.    Teaches a wide variety of ASL and Deaf Studies courses, such as American Sign Language I-IV, Introduction to Deaf Studies, and Deaf History.
2.    Assists in curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
3.    Integrates computer technology into coursework, as appropriate.
4.    Provides academic advising.
5.    Maintains regular office hours.
6.    Attends regularly scheduled Department, Division and College meetings.
7.    Participates in College Governance Committees, and other committees, task forces, sub-committees, and other activities as requested.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in ASL instruction, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or closely related field; native or near native fluency in ASL; ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire; demonstrates effective teaching skills including interactive teaching and current pedagogical strategies; excellent written skills in English; teaching experience in higher education; commitment to teaching a student body diverse in abilities, age, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
*NOTE: A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Community college teaching experience; experience with using multimedia technology in the classroom; interest and ability to create community-based events; experience in administrative tasks such as writing course proposals, syllabus design and annual reports.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
– All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
– Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to:
TO APPLY: Resume, Cover Letter, and List of 3 Professional References. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if
applicable, include an equivalency statement.)
DEADLINE: Screening will begin with applications received by January 23, 2016. Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website: www.hcc.edu

***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***