Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of some 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students that offers a rigorous education in the creative and media arts with a foundation in the liberal arts. In addition to its regular, full-time faculty, Columbia College Chicago hires scholars, creative professionals and other industry-experienced Adjunct Faculty to teach courses on a part-time basis. To be qualified to teach at the college, candidates must possess a terminal degree in the relevant discipline —or at least one degree above the level at which they teach. In terminal degree programs, faculty members will possess the same level of degree. In extraordinary cases, a history of distinguished professional work, compelling creative achievements, or other significant experience in the relevant field may be considered as an alternative to the required degree.
The American Sign Language Department at Columbia College Chicago is seeking an American Sign Language Instructor to fill an Adjunct faculty position. Duties and responsibilities include teaching a full-range of college courses in American Sign Language, during day or night, which may range from ASL I, II, III, IV and Advanced ASL and include elements of Deaf Culture.
The American Sign Language Department offers a major in ASL-English Interpretation, a major in Deaf Studies and a minor in ASL Studies. Our curriculum emphasizes work with the Deaf population as a linguistic and cultural minority. Our ASL- English Interpretation program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
The minimum qualifications for this position include a Master’s degree and two years of appropriate professional experience, AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students.
To be considered for adjunct teaching opportunities, please click the link to apply. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references. Further materials, such as official transcripts sent from the degree-granting institution, may be requested at a later date.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the college (or department).
Columbia College Chicago actively seeks diversity in its faculty and encourages female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority appointments. The college’s active stance in this regard contributes positively to the learning environment, supports excellence, and prepares students for an increasingly global and complex cultural environment.
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
Position subject to a background screening.
This is a union position, once teaching requirements have been met.
This position is overtime exempt.
Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.