Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland's most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.
Job Title American Sign Language Faculty FT (F02498) Job Description Summary Job Title: American Sign Language Full-time Faculty Position #: F02498 Bargaining Status: Bargaining Location: Rockville/Collegewide
Montgomery College is seeking a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) faculty member who has a native level of proficiency in ASL and who also has broad experience teaching and coordinating curriculum and offerings in the field to fill a position beginning August 2019 who will be committed to taking the program to the next level, to the goals of the Academic Master Plan, and to the success of our students.
Montgomery College is a strong advocate of professional development and invests in its faculty. The College also offers an outstanding benefits package. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.
The successful candidate will appreciate teaching in a highly diverse, multi-cultural environment, and will welcome the opportunity to work with students of all backgrounds and needs. The faculty member will demonstrate a strong understanding of Second Language Acquisition and linguistics and will be able to teach all program offerings as well as to coordinate the program as it is poised for expansion. Faculty and coordinator duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising, professional inquiry, committee work and broad familiarity with instructional technology as it relates to the teaching, learning, and assessment of ASL. Many of our courses use open educational resources (OERs) to yield cost savings for the students and the most current content for faculty. Incoming faculty will explore the development of OERs in the discipline.
Teaching assignments may include various schedules including days, evenings, and weekends. Montgomery College has three campuses and instructs courses at area high schools. Faculty may be assigned to any of these campuses and/or venues. This position will be responsible for assisting the department chair in coordinating these offerings
Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college. For 70 years, Montgomery College has been on the leading edge, and we intend to stay there. Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. The College is dedicated to student success and is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs.
An expectation of academic quality and integrity has yielded highly regarded offerings and programs in the humanities, with the fast-growing American Sign Language (ASL) degree and certificate programs among them. Montgomery College has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to highly regarded four-year institutions and for careers working with the DEAF.
The ASL Program (ASLP) at Montgomery College offers a rigorous course of study and a variety of engaging co-curricular activities and professional development opportunities for students interested learning about and connecting with the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. The program is dedicated to helping students reach their personal and professional goals.
Assignment begins August 2019. Job Description
Teaches all levels of the ASL AA and certificate programs.
Coordination of the degree and certificate program as assigned.
Teaching and other activities that are equivalent to 30 semester hours per academic year. Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts; evaluates and grades students' exams, assignments, and papers, establishes and implements assessments, and evaluates course and program effectiveness in conjunction with collegewide processes.
Teaches a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections, compressed and online.
Teaches at any of the three physical campuses (TPSS, Rockville, and Germantown), online, and at area high schools.
Works with embedded academic coaches and/or provides tutoring sessions.
Applies culturally relevant pedagogies to the teaching and learning process.
Engages students in their learning through active, collaborative learning approaches.
Works with faculty to develop free of cost course materials for students using Open Educational Resources.
Incorporates the use of an educational enterprise platform (Blackboard) and other relevant technology into instruction, including inexpensive or no-cost resources in the development and delivery of instruction.
Meets with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college students.
Advises students about program curriculum, transfer options to four-year institutions, and professional/career opportunities, maintaining active intervention processes for advisees to foster student completion and success.
Serves on, or leads, department, discipline, campus and college committees.
Maintains an active program of professional development and participates in professional organizations and activities.
Engages in the expansion and implementation of assessments for courses, programs and learning outcomes with the goal of increasing student success and completion.
Works with the chair to convene and participate in an ASL outside advisory board to ensure alignment with the best practices and needs of four-year transfer partners and business and industry.
Master of Arts in American Sign Language or a closely related field
Native level of proficiency in ASL
Broad teaching experience at the college level (associates, bachelors, or masters-level teaching); teaching done as a graduate student or as a teaching assistant will be considered.
Experience with program coordination curriculum development
Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
Understanding of and commitment to student success including increasing retention, transfer and graduation.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
Ph.D. or Ed.D in ASL or a closely related field
Five (5) years of full-time teaching experience at the college level.
Professional industry certification or experience
Demonstrated experience using various teaching technologies and formats
Experience using course management systems (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas).