American Sign Language-Interpreter Instructor

The El Paso County Community College District opened its doors in 1971 and continues to be a growing, dynamic, and innovative multi-campus system serving over 28,000 students each semester. The city of El Paso, located in the heart of the Sunbelt, is a flourishing West Texas metropolis of over 825,000 people. Across the Rio Grande River lies its sister city of Juarez, Mexico. The warm, dry climate, multi-cultural heritage, and diverse business environment have made El Paso one of the fastest growing and the 17th largest city in the United States.
This position is responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College.
  • Adhere to approved course syllabi. Provide students with the course syllabus that informs them of course requirements including specific objectives, means of attaining those objectives and methods of evaluation by the end of the first week of classes.
  • Use teaching methods which are appropriate to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. Allow the student to continually assess his/her own progress. Allow reasonable opportunity for each student to master the objectives of the course.
  • Develop and revise curriculum and instructional materials. Submit syllabi and/or addendums to the Division Office by the end of the first week of class. Assist in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials.
  • Post and maintain office hours as per institutional guidelines. Serve as academic advisor and provide appropriate leadership and supervision in student activities. Make provisions for students to evaluate instruction and arrange for submission of evaluation to the designated office.
  • Participate in all areas of divisional and departmental responsibility such as proposing programs, projects and exhibiting leadership in their implementation; participate on committees in an effective, timely manner; work with other faculty to accomplish the goals of the discipline, division and College; attend all scheduled discipline and division activities held during the academic year unless they conflict with a regularly scheduled teaching assignment or activity approved by the Dean/Director/AVP.
  • Assist in the evaluation and selection of faculty, laboratory assistants and other discipline/program staff. Contribute to the governance of the College through active service on committees; participate in faculty orientation sessions, professional development seminars and activities to enhance professional development; accept the responsibility for professional awareness and growth.
  • Acknowledge and support the community college’s mission to serve the community.
  • Perform all other duties appropriate to this position as assigned or directed.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of on-going activities crucial to the discipline/program, such as registration, building and managing the class schedule, faculty, assignments, student recruitment, selection of off-campus instructional/clinical sites, accreditation preparation, needs assessments, advisory committee activities, budgets and other related instructional matters.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Sign Language/Interpreting or related field and three (3) years of work related experience exclusive of teaching.
NOTE: A copy of the transcript reflecting this required education MUST be submitted for consideration and reflect completed coursework and degrees conferred. The candidate must be fully qualified for the position at the time of application.
  • Experience teaching in the discipline.
  • Experience/ability to incorporate technology into the classroom.
  • Experience/ability to teach at the community college level.
  • Ability to teach in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreter Education theory and skill-development courses.
  • Native first language ASL or Near Native ASL skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sign Language or related field is highly desirable.
  • Teaching experience related to interpreter education at the community college level.
  • Certified by American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Interpreter Certification (NIC), or Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)/Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) at Professional levels or equivalent prior certifications or the ability to be certified within two (2) years is highly desirable.

Application Deadline: 5-30-2014

Salary range is negotiable.
For more information and to apply please visit our website at:
Posting # 2014028
The El Paso County Community College district is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.