(Job Opening) ASL Instructor at Chemeketa Community College in Salem

Instructor - American Sign Language

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time American Sign Language Instructor

Position Summary

As a full-time instructor, this position teaches courses and provides academic leadership for the ASL program. Teaches first and second year American Sign Language courses; prepares and develops instructional materials, including online materials and videos to augment ASL instruction. Collaboratively works with faculty on department and college wide academic projects, including broad range academic leadership and student service initiatives. Supports deaf culture and partnerships with community and academic organizations related to ASL. 

Closing Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our mission to provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 29,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens.


We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).


$52,383.00 - $83,392.00 Annually

Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 4, $52,383/yr


The successful candidate will have:

A Master's degree from an accredited institution in ASL, Deaf Education, or Deaf Culture/Deaf Studies or related field 
ASLTA Certification (or the ability to complete the certification within one year)
Experience using technology, media, and videos that support teaching and learning -and- Strong knowledge of and incorporation of deaf culture into ASL courses
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching college level credit ASL courses
Experience teaching at a community college
Experience working with students who take courses during non-traditional times
Experience using learning management systems while teaching a fully online course

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://jobs.chemeketa.edu.  

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