American Sign Language - Part Time Faculty

Highline Community College – Des Moines, WA

Highline College is recruiting for part-time faculty positions in the World Language Department for Fall Quarter, 2019. The Department has an interest in having the part time faculty positions filled by September 1, 2019 and will continue to accept applications until the positions have been filled.

Essential Tasks

Teaching: Primary assignment will be to teach courses in American Sign Language (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections); advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans;

Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college s values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advisory committee participation, community outreach) as required;

Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.


At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

  • Active, inclusive, and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student attainment;
  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences;
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving;
  • Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development, and service.

  • bachelors Degree in Teaching ASL/Deaf Studies or related studies; OR
  • Experience teaching introductory courses in American Sign Language; AND
  • ASLTA certification and/or NAD-RID certification; AND
  • Evidence of language proficiency in ASL.

  • Masters in Teaching ASL/Deaf Studies or related degree;
  • Community college teaching experience;
  • Experience/interest in teaching diversity and globalism courses relevant to deaf studies;
  • Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environment.
  • Supplemental Information


    Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

    Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states. Nearly 70 percent of the college s 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.

    Highline s core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement and Sustainability. The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion and social justice as core values.

    Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success. The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.

    Highline s faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors. Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation and leadership.

    Addition information is available at http:/

    Your online application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete:

  • A detailed resume that addressed the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing your skills and abilities related to this position.
  • A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
  • Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be substituted - official transcripts required upon employment.)

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