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Assistant Professor, American Sign Language (ASL)

Johnson County Community College

Job Description


Assistant Professor, American Sign Language (ASL)


Job no: 495269
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Position, Department: Assistant Professor, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Department, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening hours as needed to teach night classes and other departmental duties.


Pay Range: In alignment with the Master Agreement

Pay Grade: 9MOBU

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits


Position Summary: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in ASL & Deaf Studies Department to teach American Sign Language courses. JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time faculty position in the ASL & Deaf Studies Department to teach Elementary and Intermediate ASL courses including Introduction to the Deaf Community, the Linguistics of ASL, and/or ASL Literature courses. The ASL & Deaf Studies Department offers an ASL Studies Certificate and ASL courses that serve as preparation for students to continue their education in bachelor’s degree programs. The department is part of the Communications Division.

The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in ASL. This person will perform other duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department, division and college meetings; serving on committees; participating in any ASL related initiatives at JCCC; collaborating with and observing adjunct faculty teaching ASL; collaborating and working successfully with other full-time faculty in the ASL & Deaf Studies Department; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face-to-face day or evening courses, hybrid, online hybrid, hybrid flex, or online and are subject to change as needed.

Work hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening hours as needed to teach night classes and other departmental duties.

Additional responsibilities:
  • Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for ASL students.
  • Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental initiatives.
  • Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in an ASL-related degree (ASL and/or Deaf Studies, Teaching of ASL or ASL Teaching, Sign Language Education) or in Deaf Education with 18 credits in ASL-related courses ) as required by JCCC HLC (Higher Learning Commission) criteria

Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills

Demonstrated ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level ASL courses, and other
courses such as Introduction to the Deaf Community, Linguistics of ASL,
and ASL Literature.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of using technology in the classroom,
Learning Management System software such as Canvas, and teaching delivery methods on
face-to-face, online hybrid, hybrid, hybrid flex, and/or online

Demonstrated Self-starter, strong interpersonal skills and understanding
of adult learning.

Preferred Qualifications: More than 2 years of teaching experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of Vista’s Signing Naturally Curriculum

Demonstrated knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for learning languages

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Candidates to be interviewed will be required to do a 30-minute teaching demonstration for the committee.


  • Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.


About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.


Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator (, or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to:

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

Advertised: 21 Nov 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2024 Central Standard Time

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