Deaf-Centered Interpreter Preparation Program - Coordinator/Instructor (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)
Location: Fremont, California
Internal Number: 3781810
Deaf-Centered Interpreter Preparation Program - Coordinator/Instructor (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)
Ideal Candidate Statement: Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Asian-American and Latinx student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto 'A World of Cultures United in Learning' and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for underserved students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with an enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement, specifically serving students from underrepresented backgrounds, through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff, and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming and equity-based learning environment. The candidate will also be an ally and champion for equity, inside and outside of the classroom and teaches to ensure all students succeed.
Position: Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the Deaf-Centered Interpreter Preparation Program (DCIPP) instructor's responsibilities include teaching DCIPP and other Deaf Studies courses, overseeing the DCIPP curriculum, and mentoring part-time instructors. Additional major responsibilities will include coordinating DCIPP along with securing and maintaining accreditation according to the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. The instructor may be required to have part of their teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekends and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus and/or an off-campus location.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach assigned courses in the DCIPP and related courses within the Deaf Studies Division, and employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
Teach courses in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
Align the DCIPP to CCIE accreditation standards and serve as liaison to the CCIE for program accreditation. Coordinate all communication between Ohlone administrators and the accrediting body, prepare any required reports, coordinate and host any required site visits, and implement required changes from accrediting body.
Represent Ohlone and the Deaf Studies Division and engage in activities that enhance partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders, such as fieldwork sites and supervisors, professional/community organizations and employers, career education networks, high schools, colleges and universities.
Work closely with local interpreting agencies to ensure that the program is responding to the community needs.
Promote the DCIPP to prospective students, coordinate the screening of applicants, and admission process, and host new student orientations.
Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
Initiate and enhance institutional and teaching practices and aim to create a culturally responsive and equity-driven teaching environment.
Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of all aspects of the program, including curriculum, faculty, community connections, etc., as well as assess student-learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
Teach through positive race-consciousness and embracing human difference.
Create an equity-based and welcoming classroom environment.
Strategically build support and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the division and college.
Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Masters degree or higher in Interpreting, ASL Linguistics, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies or related fields.
Teaching experience in Deaf Studies related courses at the post-secondary level.
Certification from at least one of the following organizations: ASLTA, RID, CIT
Experience working as a professional interpreter.
Experience in project or program management.
Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote an inclusive environment.
Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with Asian-American, African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
A commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
Excellent ASL and written communications skills.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Minimum Qualifications: Any bachelors degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience;ORthe equivalent; AND Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests;ANDMust have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Starting Salary Range: Posting Number: F0018-14 Number of Vacancies: 1 Desired Start Date: 08/21/2023 Position End Date (if temporary): Open Date: 01/06/2023 Close Date: 2/5/2023 Open Until Filled: No
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application or the application will not be accepted.
Benefits Statement: Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full-time faculty, among the Bay 10 community colleges in the Bay Area. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision is offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through Unum. Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the District is optional. For faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the premium. Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and fully pays the dental and vision premiums for the employee and eligible family members, and the employee premium for life insurance. Enrollment in dental, vision and life insurances are mandatory. Retirement: Ohlone participates in the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Candidates hired on or after January1, 2013, are subject to restrictions imposed by the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). Long-Term Disability (LTD): The District provides for and fully pays long-term disability premiums for the employee. Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The District provides for and fully pays the employee assistance program premiums for the employee and eligible family members. Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply. Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the District, faculty are eligible to apply for sabbatical leave. Faculty receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year. Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their eligible family members receive an enrollment fee waiver for Ohlone College classes. Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life insurance;Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(b) and 457 Tax Shelter Annuity plans. Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986: Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.'
District Statement: A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California, serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a center in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont Campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Center is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.' Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
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The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous impro...vement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.