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Adjunct Faculty American Sign Language Pool (part-time)

Posted on July 21, 2022
AFT Washington
Pierce College
Not disclosed
Lakewood, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Applications are being accepted to create a pool of qualified applicants for possible future part-time teaching positions within the Pierce College District. All applications remain on file for one year from the submission date.

Essential Functions:

  1. Teach course(s) as assigned.
    • ASL 121 - American Sign Language I: A beginning course in American Sign Language using conversational methods. This includes vocabulary related to exchanging personal information, day to day common activities, describing family relationships, and providing basic directions. Basic grammar, finger-spelling, numbers 1 – 100, the fundamentals of spatial agreement, and an introduction to the deaf culture and its history are also introduced.
    • ASL 122 - American Sign Language II:  In ASL 122, students will continue developing their sign skills while building on vocabulary, enhancing number skills, learning more about classifiers, increasing fluency and incorporating non-manual grammatical markers and non-manual signals with more ease. They will be introduced to basic story telling using these new skills and techniques as well as learn more about deaf culture and grammar.
    • ASL 123 - American Sign Language III: ASL 123, focuses on vocabulary development, increasing expressive and receptive skills, and developing story telling techniques. This focus includes more advanced use of classifiers, expansion of detail, an introduction to deaf expressions and idioms, additional grammatical features, and a continued study of the deaf culture.
    • ASL 221 – American Sign Language IV: Emphasis is placed on receptive and expressive skill development and ASL fluency. Attention is given to the correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing and clarity. This course includes intensive vocabulary building, a deeper understanding of ASL expressions, and proficiency in ASL grammar.
  2. Conduct assigned classes in a manner that promotes student success and incorporates various teaching styles and technology.
  3. Be available to students before and after class, and
  4. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
About the employer: Pierce College
Pierce College, as an employer, offers a wide range of job experiences to qualified individuals with technical and professional skills. We employ faculty who are classroom professors, librarians, counselors and counselor advisors. Our employees run the business and payroll offices, support student services and programs, conduct our computing operations, provide human resources, and maintain our buildings and operating systems. For 50 years, Pierce College has been committed to helping people realize their own possibilities. We hope you consider us as your next employer.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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