Instructor American Sign Language - ASL (Education and Language) requisition number 4039

Instructor American Sign Language - ASL (Education and Language) requisition number 4039


Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-330-2722

Job Location

Cato Campus


Masters Degree



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, September 28, 2020
Closes: Monday, November 2, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, January 4, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday- Friday

Reports to


Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in American Sign Language or related field


 Master’s degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in American Sign Language or related field                                                          





NOTE: Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes are to remain current by the employee, unless noted otherwise.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Teaching experience in a community college or university setting

·         American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification

·         Knowledge of personal computer software applications to include MicroSoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

·         Ability to develop and offer courses through a variety of learning management systems

Position Description


The Instructor American Sign Language position is a multi campus position. The successful candidate will teach American Sign Language courses to a diverse community of learners with a strong focus on language acquisition in preparation for learners to develop interpreting skills.  ASL courses offered include ASL 1-6, Non-Manual Markers, Classifiers, Semantics, Visual-Gestural Communication, ASL/Deaf Folklore and Literature, ASL Linguistics, Deaf Culture, and Numbers and Fingerspelling. Instructors not only design curriculum and coursework, they also develop and work closely with technology to foster student learning and language acquisition as well as support students by advising and in extra-curricular activities within the community. Courses are offered in both face to face and virtual settings.  A successful applicant will be willing to work on multiple campuses and at flexible times to best suit student needs and will work with ASL and Interpreter Education peers to develop successful programs that are engaging, evidence-based, student-centered, and outcome oriented.


Overview of Department

The Interpreter Education Program at Central Piedmont Community College is focused on preparing learners to work as ASL-English interpreters in a variety of settings and contexts.  ASL instruction allows learners to either take ASL to satisfy modern language requirements of other programs, complete a certificate in Basic ASL Communication and/or complete an Associate’s Degree in ASL-English Interpreting.   The Central Piedmont Interpreter Education Program is founded on the belief that Deaf people constitute a linguistic and cultural minority group where ASL is a central indigenous language used by members of the Deaf community.  Instructors encourage students to acquire and master ASL both through classroom instruction and diverse contact within the Deaf Community. The program uses the approach that interpreters are allies within the Deaf Community and that interpreting is a complex cognitive process. We recognize that not all deaf people use ASL and thus, we encourage students to broaden their competence and expertise through on-going association with a variety of Deaf persons and a commitment to life-long learning. Students who graduate from the program are prepared to apply for a provisional license with the State of NC and/or to take the EIPA to work in k-12 settings.  For more information please see:



Central Piedmont Community College is a comprehensive institution which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment with the College: 



Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities



I. Mastery of Subject Matter


a. Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.

b. Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.

c. Connect their subject matter with related fields.

d. Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.

e. Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.



II. Teaching Performance


a. Teach a course load appropriate to their field or discipline.

b. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.

c. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.

d. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.

e. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the internet, telecourses, interactive technology, when appropriate.

f. Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.

g. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.

h. Incorporate core competencies into curriculum.

i. Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.



III. Evaluation of Student Learning


a. Establish meaningful learning student learning outcomes for courses/programs.

b. Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.

c. Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning. d. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.

e. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.



IV. Support of College Policies and Procedures


a. Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment.

b. Teach credit or non-credit courses within field or discipline as needed.

c. Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation.

d. Serve as faculty advisor within the current college advisement system.

e. Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies.

f. Maintain confidentiality of student information.

g. Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.

h. Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.

i. Record and provide attendance data in accordance with College Policies and Procedures.



V. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities


a. Serves on college, divisional, and program committees as assigned.

b. Participate in meeting and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.

c. Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.

d. Support both part-time and full-time colleagues.

e. Contribute to program and division curriculum development processes.

f. Participate in graduation ceremonies

g. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.



VI. Contribution to Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs


a. Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.

b. Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.

c. Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals on the college and its constituents.

d. Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.

e. Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty and staff.


How to Apply

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CPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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