Jobs: Language Interpreting Instructor, Pierce College, Washington State

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Sat Oct 25 01:12:26 UTC 2008

Language Interpreting (Spoken) Instructor - Part Time, Winter 2009

Closes: Open until filled
Location: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup
Reports to: Arts & Humanities Division
Status: Open

About Pierce College District:

The Pierce College District has two community colleges (Pierce College
Fort Steilacoom located in Lakewood and Pierce College Puyallup
located in Puyallup) and a far-reaching extended learning program.
For nearly 40 years, Pierce College has been a vital part of the
Pierce County communities it serves, developing a national reputation
for academic excellence and support services to ensure student
success. Pierce has a diverse student body and serves nearly 30,000
individuals each year.

Terms of Employment:
Part-time teaching assignments anticipated for Winter Quarter 2009;
instruction begins January 2, 2009.

Interpreting Skills I (INTP 211) - Tuesday & Thursday, 5:45 - 7:00
p.m.; Puyallup campus. Skills and practice in non-technical sight,
sequential and simultaneous interpreting. Students will learn to
effectively communicate messages from one language to another while
preserving meaning across language boundaries. Intended for speakers
with a high level of ability in English and at least one other
Interpreting Skills II/III (INTP 212/213) - Monday & Thursday, 2:30 -
5:40 p.m.; Fort Steilacoom campus
the DSHS Interpreter Certification. "III" level integrates cultural
and cross-cultural skills into interpretation, familiarization with
the environments in which interpreters work, and introduction to
interpreting in a wider variety of situations.
Ethics of Interpreting (INTP 105) - Wednesday, 2:30 - 5:10 p.m., Fort
Steilacoom campus; 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Puyallup campus. An exploration
of the ethics, protocols, and legal aspects of interpreting, including
certification requirements. This course is intended for those pursuing
a career in interpreting.



Bachelor's degree in a related field.
One or more certifications as an interpreter and substantial
experience in the field.


Master's degree in a related field.

Core Responsibilities:

Teach course(s) as assigned;
Conduct assigned classes in a manner that promotes student success and
incorporates various teaching styles and technology;
Be available to students before and after class; and
Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and
socio-economic backgrounds.

Application Procedure:

Applicants for part time faculty positions will be required to submit
the following items in their application package to the Human
Resources Office:

Part Time Faculty Application for Employment Form [MS Word | Adobe PDF]
Cover letter which addresses howyour experience and education
qualifies you to teach in the assigned discipline and include a brief
statement which describes your teaching philosophy/style, as well as
your use of technology in the classroom.
Detailed resume' of all educational and professional experience.
Copies of college and university transcripts (official transcripts
required prior to hire).
Copy of license or certification (if applicable).
Submit Application Materials to:

Ms. Jan Bucholz

Vice President for Human Resources

Pierce College District

9401 Farwest Drive SW

Lakewood WA  98498-1999

Application materials may be submitted by postal service, fax to
253.912.3638 or email to humanres at  For more
information, call 253-964-6579.

Conditions of Employment:

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,
proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required
at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a
condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the
requirements established in that policy.

Pierce College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.
Qualified applicants, including women, persons of color,
Vietnam-era/disabled veterans, and persons age 40 and over, and
individuals with disability are encouraged to apply.  The District
Affirmative Action Officer may be contacted by calling (253) 964-6585.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the
recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably
possible.  Reasonable accommodation requests should be made to the
Human Resources Office.  A telecommunication device for the Deaf is
available at (253) 964-6228.

If it is necessary to correct errors or modify this announcement,
changes will be posted in the Human Resources Office at Pierce College
Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Fort Lewis and McChord
extension sites.

Posted Friday, October 24th, 2008.

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