Cincinnati State
  • Adjunct - Humanities & Sciences
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Part Time

Adjunct faculty members are employed to provide specific courses on an as-needed basis in the Interpreter Training Program. Classes taught may include American Sign Language classes, other skill based classes, and lecture base classes related to the Deaf Community, Deaf Culture and Interpreting. Contracts for adjunct faculty members are issued on a semester basis.

Adjunct Faculty Essential Responsibilities
• Deliver learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
• Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons. Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course
• Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus
• Provide Interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
• Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
• Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
• Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus.
• Maintain a paper or electronic record (i.e., spreadsheet or grade book) of each student's progress and has it available upon request by students and/or appropriate College personnel.
• Facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. .
• Promote student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
• Design, administer, and grade examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus and as approved by the Academic Dean.
• Complete as directed all end of term responsibilities, including submission of final grades, copies of exams, attendance records, and all other designated materials to the Academic Office.
• Consult with the academic area chair or other appropriate College personnel on questions or issues involving course curricula, instructional strategies, and College policies and procedures.
• Respond to requests (e.g., from students, academic area chairs, department heads, committee chairs, Records Office) in a timely and thorough manner.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in interpreting or a related field plus interpreting and/or ASL teaching certification.
If an interpreter, national interpreter certification
Experience teaching ASL and/or Interpreting in an education/community/agency setting.
Experience in the use of educational technology and/or distance learning
Experience in implementing curriculum in the fulfillment of courses
Demonstrated evidence of successful collaboration with one of the following: school systems, community agencies, and other organizations
Demonstrated evidence of professional involvement in the field
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively as a member of a team.

Ability to interact successfully with academic as well as business and regulatory personnel.

Some night or weekend hours may be required.

Preferred Qualifications
An earned masters or doctorate in interpreter education or related field
Demonstrated leadership and membership in national professional organizations such as RID, NAD, ASLTA, NAD and CIT
• Previous teaching experience in an academic environment.
• 5 years' industry or business applied experience in the teaching subject area.
• Experience with on-line teaching and/or instruction in higher education.
• Experience working with students from diverse academic backgrounds and life experiences.
• Ability to build or enhance proficiency in the use of diverse methods of classroom technology, and innovative instructional/academic support systems and programs.

Desired Competencies
• Exhibits strong communication skills and serves as a role model for students in this area.
• Is fully committed to the mission and values of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
• Demonstrates success and commitment as a team player.
• Utilizes constructive feedback as an opportunity for growth and handles conflict and criticism effectively.
• Ability to create a positive learning environment that is respectful and promotes the interests of students first, while setting appropriate expectations for student growth and success.
• Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills
• Computer based software, analytical, and report writing skills.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
• Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents.
• Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision
• Ability to learn from students' participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual



Position available: Varies by semester

Compensation: $550 per contact hour for new adjuncts
Contractual Affiliation: N/A
Exempt Classification: Non-Exempt
Status: Part time


Candidate notification: Please note that due to the high volume of candidates applying for adjunct positions, we will only follow up with candidates who are being considered for an interview.  Please be assured that we will keep your resume on file.   

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status. Cincinnati State is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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