Schedule Information:This position teaches a standard load of 15 credit hours per semester (30 credits per academic year). In addition to teaching 15 contact hours per semester, a full-time American Sign Language faculty member serves on departmental, divisional, and institutional committees, holds six office hours per week (four of which must be on campus); and pursues professional development opportunities related to discipline and pedagogy. This faculty member also serves as the advisor to the ASL student club.
Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Benefits:Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties: Harper College is one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 30,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Harper College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults, and developmental education programs. In 2022, Harper also received the distinction of being recognized as a Top 25 semifinalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of American Sign Language courses including entry level, intermediate sign language, and introduction to deaf culture to students of diverse backgrounds and varying levels of college readiness using traditional and alternative delivery methods. Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional on campus, blended, online, and accelerated formats upon completion of training in these areas.
We encourage interested candidates to familiarize themselves with our course offerings. The successful candidate will have a 5/5 load consisting chiefly of American Sign Language courses and may have the opportunity to incorporate the deaf culture class into the Social Justice Studies Program and "linked" courses (through the college's Learning Communities Program).
We seek a full-time colleague to begin in August 2024.
Educational Requirements: A master’s degree in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language or related field. ASLTA certification is required with a score of at least level 4 on the ASLPI.
Experience Requirements: College-level teaching experience is required with community college teaching experience strongly preferred. Experience using technology delivering sign language instruction including online course delivery required.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: December 1, 2023.
Special Notes *You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
A one-page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, your approach to teaching students with diverse background and needs, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.
Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.