Instructor American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number 24FA0010
Position Title Instructor American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Pclass # F9745
Area American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Who We Are
We acknowledge that Vancouver Community College (VCC) is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.

For over 55 years, VCC has been a leader in innovative, experiential post-secondary learning. We’re one of B.C’s top employers and we are proud to inspire students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

At VCC, we respect and celebrate our differences, and are committed to the work of decolonization, accessibility, and inclusivity for all. Be a part of creating an inclusive community that provides equitable opportunities for Indigenous and diverse representation, participation, and success for everyone.

We value lived experience and encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. Come join the VCC community as we shape the future together.
Position Summary
This position is responsible for teaching students in an assigned field of study using a diverse set of instruction methods and tools. The position develops curriculum, prepares teaching materials, provides assessments of students’ progress. It ensures the proper stewardship of college facilities, equipment and other inventories. The position is also responsible for upholding the College’s policies and procedures and for participating in meetings and events and on committees.
Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Teaches students using a diverse and systematic plan of lectures, presentations, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects.
  2. Develops curriculum and prepares teaching materials and outlines for courses including audio visual and web-related materials where appropriate.
  3. Prepares, administers and marks papers, tests, exams and other assessments to monitor and evaluate students’ progress. Provides detailed feedback on student performance.
  4. Assists and provides support to students and potential students by advising on program curricula and career decisions.
  5. Provides individualized or group tutorial or remedial instruction to students who require it.
  6. Maintains effective stewardship of classroom facilities, equipment, materials, software and tools.
  7. Arranges for and supervises independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training.
  8. Adheres to VCC policies and procedures including being available to students and maintaining confidentiality of student information.
  9. Participates in departmental and college meetings and events. Consults with other College departments and may serve on committees concerning matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and certificate or diploma requirements.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.
Area Hiring Criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Visual‐gestural communication skills.
  • Ability to teach ASL to Deaf and hard of hearing adults.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) curriculum and adaptation for Deaf and hard of hearing adults.
  • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) Level 4.5 from Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) (or DEAF Inc. Level 9).
  • Provincial ASL Instructor Certificate (BC) or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff and students.
  • Experience in delivering instruction within the subject area to newcomers to Canada who may have no ASL or English.
  • ASLICE certification or American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) equivalent.
  • (Preferred) Knowledge of appropriate community resources
  • (Preferred) Knowledge of and experience with the Deaf community
  • (Preferred) Knowledge of deaf issues
Salary Range - Prorated based on FTE $68.39/hour
Posting Detail Information

Employment Group Faculty
Type of Position Auxiliary
Employment Type On Call
Primary Location - This position may require you to work at all VCC locations. Broadway
Is this posting only for internal applicants? No
Desired Start Date - May be subject to change 01/30/2024
Position End Date - If temporary
Additional Notes for Applicants
Posting Open Date 02/02/2024
Posting Close Date
Is this a pooled posting? Yes

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Applicant Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents