Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.
For decades, CCP has been a leader in the field of interpreter education in the Philadelphia region. Hundreds of sign language interpreters have graduated from CCP and have remained in the area providing interpreting services for the community. Because of this history of excellence, we have formed relationships with the community that allow us to continue to provide the quality education we do for the benefit of the Philadelphia-area communities.
The Department of Psychology, Education and Human Services invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in ASL/English Interpreting for the 2020-2021 academic year.
• Teach both interpreting and ASL courses.
• Program planning and development, curricular and course review, particularly looking at expanding interpreter education to include Deaf interpreter program.
• Supervision of multimedia ASL/interpreting lab.
• Participate in collaborative teaching and maintaining networks within the local deaf and interpreting communities.
• Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population.
• Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of signed language interpreting, and developments related to teaching and student success.
• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
• Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.
• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.
• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College's faculty, staff and students.
• Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.
• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.
• Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.
• Master's Degree in ASL/English Interpreting, interpreter pedagogy, in teaching Sign Language, ASL/Deaf Studies, linguistics, or closely related field.
• RID and ASLTA certification required (or evidence of application in process.
• Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in ASL.
• Minimum two years experience teaching ASL and interpreting in a postsecondary setting.
• Experience using technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process; including online learning technology.
• Five or more years experience teaching ASL and interpreting in a postsecondary setting.
• Experience with teaching in online and/or hybrid learning environments.
Work Location Main Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
• Interested persons should complete an online application.
• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Names and contact information of 3 professional referenced REQUIRED.
• Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.
Salary Grade or Rank Rank 5 or Rank 6
Job Posting Open Date 09/04/2019
Job Posting Close Date 10/19/2019
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full-Time
Internal Number: 114369430
About Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.
We offer over 70 degree and certificate programs in art, science, business, technology and liberal arts. Many of our students have hectic schedules, and we know how to accommodate every type of learner. Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, our three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the City. Distance education classes are also available.