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Diverse Faculty Fellow - World Languages – American Sign Language

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: $42,000
Division: Provost
Department: Liberal Arts

Schedule Information

Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours per academic year (fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also attend all department and division meetings as well as participate in department and division initiatives. Courses are taught on campus and virtually both during the day and in the evening. The Faculty Fellow will also act as an advisor for the ASL Club.

Weeks per fiscal year

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)


Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business;
Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties

The Harper College Diverse Faculty fellow program is an important part of the colleges focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the Community College environment by providing participants with real world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full time Community College faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the college and Community College academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.

This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned a master’s degree or higher in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies or a closely related field from an accredited college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year. This fellowship may also be appropriate for those who have earned a master’s degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university prior to the 2021-2022 academic year but who have no previous teaching experience as a full-time instructor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess the appropriate degree. The individual's credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2022. Faculty Fellows will have a teaching load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) but will also engage in intensive training/professional development for a full 35-40 hours.

The Department of World Languages at Harper College is seeking applicants with the potential to teach full-time in the discipline of Sign Language. Candidates should have expertise in the areas of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. ASLTA certification and an ASLPI score of at least level 4 is required. Successful candidates may be responsible for teaching courses such as entry level, intermediate and advanced sign language, and introduction to deaf culture.

Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division, and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.

Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.

Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Educational Requirements

A master’s degree or higher in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies or a closely related field. ASLTA certification and an ASLPI score of at least level 4 is required.

Experience Requirements

 No teaching experience is required

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given
to applications received on or before: April 15, 2022

Special Notes

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institution
  • A one-page single-spaced Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 4/27/22