Posting: College of the Holy Cross – Teaching Assistant in Deaf Studies

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members,students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures program, this position includes teaching the practica for DFST 101-2 (elementary ASL) and DFST 201-2 (intermediate ASL) and assisting with Deaf Studies Program events, overseeing student placements in CBL (community-based learning) sites, and coordinating requests for interpreters and classroom space during the period of the appointment.

Requirements:

Skills Required:

  • Native fluency in ASL and familiarity with ASL pedagogy.
  • Minimum of two years of experience, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of deaf culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external constituencies.
  • Capable of developing a positive rapport with members of both the hearing community and the Deaf community.
  • Understanding and respect for Deaf culture and community.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and budgetary skills with the ability to work independently, organize and manage time effectively, and make prudent decisions.

Additional Information:

This position is an exempt level (30 hour/week) position which will run through commencement – May 2020.

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesqu, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

Application Instructions:

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit
http://holycross.edu/diversity.

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1581858

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

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