deafweekly

 

October 1, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 46

Editor: Tom Willard

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Montpelier, VT
AUSTINE ADVOCATES SAY DEAF CHILDREN NEED THEIR OWN SCHOOL
About 200 deaf people and their supporters rallied in Montpelier Saturday and called on the governor and the Legislature to re-open the closed Austine School for the Deaf. The school shut its doors this summer due to financial troubles. State officials say the education needs of deaf children can be met through mainstream programs in public schools. But the protesters who marched on the Statehouse say deaf children need a learning environment with their peers that’s based on ASL. / Vermont Public Radio

See Also AUSTINE CLOSING REVEALS DEBATE OVER 'MAINSTREAMING' DEAF STUDENTS / Vermont Public Radio

See Also SCHOOL FOR DEAF OWES STATE $5.6M / Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Tiffin, OH
TRIAL SET FOR MAN IN OHIO HOUSE FIRE THAT KILLED 2 DEAF PEOPLE
Two of the three people accused of helping start a house fire that killed two deaf people have been sentenced to prison and a third is now set to go on trial in October. A Seneca County judge said Charles Schaeffer, 44, of Fostoria, will go on trial Oct. 27. His defense lawyer, Mark Klepatz, told the judge that Schaeffer didn't want to consider a plea deal. "We are not accepting anything because my client has said from the beginning that he didn't do it," Klepatz said. / The Associated Press

Albuquerque, NM
WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY BATTERED DEAF MOTHER ARRESTED
An Albuquerque woman allegedly beat her deaf mother after the woman was accused of having sex with her daughter’s boyfriend, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court. She was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county jail. The mother, who police say is deaf, showed up at a State Farm insurance office in January and “appeared terrified,” and would later tell police she hadn’t been out of her house in 13 years. / Albuquerque Journal News

Washington, DC
COURT APOLOGIZES TO DEAF WOMAN DENIED INTERPRETER
A deaf woman who sued the District of Columbia Superior Court claiming she was unlawfully denied an interpreter for grand jury service has received an apology from the chief judge. Michelle Koplitz on Wednesday voluntarily withdrew her lawsuit accusing the court of violating the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. In a letter to Koplitz sent Sept. 19, Chief Judge Lee Satterfield expressed his “profound regret” at what happened. / Legal Times

Washington, DC
FEDS LOOSEN RULES FOR DEAF TRUCK DRIVERS
Hearing-impaired truck drivers should not be prohibited from operating commercial motor vehicles because of their disability, federal regulators said Tuesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it will loosen longstanding English language requirements for truck drivers who are deaf as long as they can still understand traffic signs and signals. / The Hill

Hattiesburg, MS
GRANT AWARDED TO EDUCATION OF THE DEAF PROGRAM AT SOUTHERN MISS
The University of Southern Mississippi's Education of the Deaf program, in its College of Health's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received its second $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This five-year grant provides full-tuition scholarships to support the training of 40 specialists enrolled in the Master of Science in Education of the Deaf with a concentration in Early Oral Intervention. / WDAM

Danville, KY
SITE DIRECTS USERS TO DEAF-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
Deaffriendly.com is a site with a very focused mission. Its mission involves deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and hearing individuals. The site is dedicated to helping create a deaf-friendly world so we all “can thrive together.” Just what exactly is a deaf-friendly world? Basically, this would be a world where the hearing community and the deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing communities are better able to communicate with each other. / The Advocate Messenger

Internet
DEAF WOMEN OF COLOR WILL RECEIVE $5,000 FROM DEAFHOOD FOUNDATION
With much pride and joy, the Deafhood Foundation is announcing that its grant of $5,000 will be presented to Dr. Laurene Simms of Deaf Women of Color. She will spend a year developing and directing a documentary titled “Eyes of Color”. The film will show how Deaf People are being redefined through a multicultural lens. / TDF Vlog

Ames, IA
ASL TO BE APPROVED AS NEW MINOR
In a silent classroom, Michael Ballard communicates with his hands, facial expressions and exaggerated gestures. His students sit in a circle and are able to hear but are asked not to speak. Ballard is beginning his first year at Iowa State and is the only deaf faculty member on campus. He transferred to Iowa State because he saw the potential for the program to grow. ASL will be an approved minor by the end of this academic year due to the help and persistence from faculty and students, Ballard said. / Iowa State Daily

Detroit, MI
GOV. SNYDER RENAMES DIVISION FOR DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed an executive order renaming a Michigan government division to encompass all members of the deaf community. Snyder approved the order Wednesday during Deaf Awareness Week. It updates the names of a state Department of Civil Rights division and an advisory council to include the word "deafblind." The department's Division on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing works to ensure members of the deaf community have access to secure and effective communication methods. / The Associated Press


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China
SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA'S DEAF CHILDREN
This is the world to Duan Hengxin, a 4-year-old deaf child living in Shenyang. He and his peers are in a classroom with Miss Li, who attempts to teach them via exaggerated lip actions and other forms of sign language. For people who were born deaf, communication is only visual. Miss Li says many of these children will grow up lacking in social skills and as a valued member of society. / CCTV News

Hong Kong
NURSERY OFFERS SIGN LANGUAGE LESSONS FOR DEAF CHILDREN, A HONG KONG FIRST
He may have been born deaf but at least Lee Chun-hey can now share the joys of storytelling. The 14-month-old has enrolled in the first private day-care centre to offer bilingual classes in spoken and sign language. While one teacher talks, another teacher - also hearing- impaired - provides sign language and various props. "It's a huge load off my back," said mother Suki Wong So-ha. / South China Morning Post

Ottawa, ON, Canada
JUDGE FREES DEAF MAN AFTER 'OUTRAGEOUS' DELAYS IN FINDING INTERPRETER
A deaf, mentally disabled man arrested for making threats was allowed to walk out of court Sept. 24 by a judge who earlier had expressed anger over delays in finding the man a sign-language interpreter. Justice Robert Fournier stopped short, however, of staying charges against Adam George Ouellet, 28, for what the man’s lawyer argued was a significant breach of his Charter right to trial within a reasonable time. Instead, the judge granted George Ouellet a conditional discharge with no criminal record if he successfully completes six months of probation. / Calgary Herald

London, England
VIBRATIONS FROM FLOOR HELP DEAF DANCE TROUPE KEEP TIME
Diagnosed as deaf at four years old, Mark Smith's first encounter with rhythm and dance was at his sister's ballet class. Smith couldn't hear the music but was able to establish a rhythm from what he could feel. He says: "I began to copy the movements and the teacher encouraged me to join."He went on to study dance at degree level and has worked as a choreographer for the past 20 years. Now Smith uses those early experiences to teach other deaf people how to dance. / BBC News

Leicestershire, England
LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE IS FIRST FORCE TO SIGN CHARTER PLEDGING TO HELP DEAF PEOPLE
Leicestershire Police have become the first UK force to sign a charter which pledges to improve life for deaf people. As part of International Week of the Deaf, Leicestershire Police have signed the British Deaf Association’s Charter for British Sign Language. Members of the deaf community witnessed the signing of the charter, which sets out four pledges to improve access and rights for deaf people. / Leicester Mercury

Zurich, Switzerland
SWISS CATTLE ARE BEING MADE DEAF BY COW BELLS, SAY SCIENTISTS
Cattle across Switzerland are being deafened by their own cow bells, scientists have claimed. Farmers have been warned not to adorn their livestock with the traditional 12 lb. bells in a move that could signal the death of one of the country's most iconic symbols. The large bells can reach volumes of up to 113 decibels, which is louder than a chainsaw or a pneumatic drill. / Daily Mail

Brisbane, Australia
DEAF MOTHER GAVE UP BABY TO LESBIAN COUPLE, THEN TOOK IT BACK
A deaf mother gave her newborn daughter to lesbian friends to raise because she was finding it tough living on Centrelink benefits with three other children. But the girl, now 14 months, is at the center of an unusual family dispute, sparked by the mother suddenly taking back the baby when she was eight months old. The mother claimed that despite an agreement that she would still be able to spend some time with her child, she had only seen her for 17 days since the gay couple took her to Victoria. / The Courier-Mail

Auckland, New Zealand
AUCKLAND DEAF SOCIETY LAUNCHES BEQUEST PROGRAM
In 2011 personal donations and bequests were the largest source of philanthropy in New Zealand. Auckland Deaf Society is one such charity that does not receive any government funding and is dependent on fundraising, grants and the generosity of individuals. ADS fundraising officer Taryn Banks says this is why the organization has launched a bequest program, which coincides with the start of Include A Charity Week. / Voxy.co.nz

Rajasthan, India
EDUCATION MINISTER PROMISES A COLLEGE TO DEAF AND DUMB STUDENTS
As a major respite for deaf and dumb students here, state government has decided to make arrangements for them in some colleges across the state. State education minister Kalicharan Saraf has also assured of opening a college for them very soon. The move came after deaf and dumb students protested for the past one week demanding a dedicated college for them. / The Times of India

Uttar Pradesh, India
OFFICIAL SHOCKED BY PLAINTS OF DEAF, DUMB STUDENTS
Students at the government Deaf and Dumb School in Bareilly got a chance to interact with Navneet Sehgal on the eve of World Deaf and Dumb Day, which fell on Friday. Sehgal was startled to learn that they were forced to mop the floor, clean vessels and cook food. Besides, the students gestured in agony before the shocked official, to show that uniforms they were given just did not fit. / The Times of India

Gujarat, India
DEAF AND MUTE PEOPLE TO CARRY OUT RALLY IN RAJKOT
Over 1,500 deaf people will carry out a peace rally named 'strengthening Human diversity' today [Sept. 26] in city on occasion of the World Deaf Week-2014. "The purpose is to draw attention of service providers, policy makers and the public in general to the concerns of the deaf community'' said Vasant Mangrolia of Badhir Mandal Rajkot, which is organizing the event. / The Times of India


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Washington, DC
DEAF STUDENTS REFLECT ON COLLEGE CHALLENGES, TRIUMPHS
When Bianca Selena Mendoza, a freshman at Gallaudet University, did not hear a woman asking her to move at a supermarket, the woman hit her with her shopping cart. When Mendoza’s cousin explained that Mendoza was deaf, the woman replied that she heard Mendoza talking so she was lying. “Hearing people in today’s times are not very educated on deaf culture because they think that just because one is deaf they cannot talk,” Mendoza said. / USA Today

New York, NY
ROGERVOICE, AN ANDROID APP THAT HELPS THE DEAF HAVE A CONVERSATION ON THE PHONE
I just had a Skype chat with entrepreneur Olivier Jeannel about his new product. It was a text chat, as Olivier – just like roughly 70 million people in the world (of which approximately 26 million of Americans) – suffers from profound hearing loss. If he has his way, soon this is no longer going to be a problem. Together with his associates, he’s working on the launch of RogerVoice, an Android app that has been designed for those who cannot hear on the phone. / Forbes

Rochester, NY
AN ASL OASIS
If you want to take a break from pretending to do your homework, visit the RIT American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) on the first floor of Wallace Library. Given that RIT has 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is beneficial for everyone to know about ASL and Deaf culture. This semester, every Tuesday at 12 p.m. the RADSCC hosts “ASL @ Lunch.” / Reporter Magazine


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Internet
LYFT IS HIRING A LOT OF DEAF DRIVERS
Writing at Medium earlier this year, Daniel J. Conway, a self-professed huge fan of the app-based ride service Lyft, described a trip he'd taken with a deaf driver. The driver, who could speak, told Conway he was deaf and handed him a pen and pad to write his destination. The driver told Conway to put on any radio station he'd like—try hearing that from a cabbie—and they exchanged a few more notes during the trip. What makes Conway's unusual experience so noteworthy is that evidently it's not all that unusual. / The Atlantic

Greensboro, NC
NEWSMAKERS: JANE FERNANDES, PRESIDENT OF GUILFORD COLLEGE
In July 2014, Dr. Jane Fernandes came to Greensboro to become who many believe is the first deaf woman to lead a college or university in the United States. Although the learning curve has been steep, she’s transitioning nicely into her position of president of Guilford College. Wherever she goes on campus, an ASL interpreter – who is on the college staff — is close by. Fernandes can read lips and speaks well herself, but uses the interpreter for accuracy. / myfox8.com

Columbus, OH
NEW TASK FORCE: DEAF, BLIND PEOPLE WOEFULLY UNDEREMPLOYED
Almost half of blind and deaf Ohioans recently queried for a special report said they don’t have a job. Of those who did, about 35 percent don’t get more than 31 hours a week. A new task force wants to help more of them find meaningful jobs. The Workforce Integration Task Force held its first meeting Sept. 24 to start brainstorming ways to reduce unemployment and underemployment among the blind and deaf. / The Columbus Dispatch

Washington, DC
NEARLY $1.85M IN FUNDING AWARDED TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy announced yesterday a cooperative agreement award of $1,848,350 to The Viscardi Center in Albertson, New York, to manage and operate the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities. The center will be a resource to assist employers with recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities. / US DOL

Rochester, NY
CDC RENEWS SUPPORT, $4M, FOR DEAF HEALTH RESEARCH AT UR
The Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC): National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) received a $4.35 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue promoting good health among Deaf ASL users and people with acquired hearing loss. The funding cycle begins today with $750,000 and continues for five years. / UR Newsroom

Buffalo, NY
HANSON NAMED TO LEAD DEAF ACCESS SERVICES
After serving for several months on an interim basis, Sharon Hanson has been named executive director at Deaf Access Services. Hanson had been consulting since May with the search committee until she was coaxed out of retirement to take on the permanent role. She brings more than 20 years of business experience to the post. / Buffalo Business First


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Los Angeles, CA
DEAF WEST THEATRE MAKES TONY WINNER 'SPRING AWAKENING' ALL ITS OWN
Inside a theater among the warehouses of L.A.'s Arts District, an ensemble of actors in their early 20s scattered across a bare stage like billiard balls after the strike of a cue. Some practiced dance moves, giggling as they swayed their hips; others toyed with musical instruments. Conversations abounded too, albeit in different forms: Some people chit-chatted excitedly, squealing with excitement. Others gestured with their hands, conversing in sign language. / Los Angeles Times

Knoxville, TN
CLARENCE BROWN TO OFFER 'DEAF NIGHT AT THE THEATRE' PERFORMANCES
The Clarence Brown Theatre will hold three Deaf Night at the Theatre performances during the 2014-2015 Season. The performances include: The Miracle Worker on Tuesday, October 14, A Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 9 and A Midsummer Night's Dream on Tuesday, March 3. Produced in partnership with UT's Center on Deafness, the performances are fully accessible to members of the Deaf community with more than a dozen interpreters stationed throughout the theatre and two teams interpreting the production. / Broadway World


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Chattanooga, TN
IRONMAN COMPETITOR RAISES MONEY TO HELP DEAF COMMUNITY
Casey Davis came up with an idea to develop a website for the deaf community after realizing the lack of care they were able to get because of the language barrier. His website is designed to help educate the deaf on symptoms, medications and even how to understand medical tests. Davis has traveled more than 3,000 miles on his bike and with every spin of his wheel, another person knows his cause. / WRCBtv.com

Jackson, MS
MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF DEFENDS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Fifteen kids playing eight-man football will defend their reign as national champions. But the format isn't the most unique aspect of the team. The Bulldogs are all deaf. The team represents the state's lone school for the hearing-impaired. "I notice sometimes hearing people think that deaf can't do anything," said running back Darius Trice. "But really, we can do everything. We can play football. Hearing people can't believe this, but we have to show ourselves, we have to prove ourselves every single time we walk on the field." / WAPT

Notre Dame, IN
EMBRACING THE SILENCE
Since University of Notre Dame freshman Calvin Kraft began running competitively in the sixth grade, he's embraced the somewhat quirky lifestyle of many long-distance runners. He wakes up at the crack of dawn to go for a 10-mile run while the rest of the world sleeps. But unlike other runners who often appreciate the silence of those solitary training sessions to escape their usually noisy environment, Kraft understands the absence of sound as a way of life. His parents are deaf. / UND.COM

New York, NY
NFL PLAYER STORY WINS AWARD
The YouTube sensation of the 2013 Super Bowl season featuring hearing-impaired Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has won the first ADCOLOR "Ad of the Year." Saatchi & Saatchi New York's video story "Trust Your Power" for Duracell was honored at the 8th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in Los Angeles on September 21, the premier event for recognizing those working in mass media to champion diversity across advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries. / PRNewswire


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Position opening
ASL fluent , licensed clinical social worker or psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica CA

Full-time clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years supervised experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 40 hours a week with benefits.

Requirements: Master’s level in social work or marriage and family therapy or PHD in psychology, licensed in California or license eligible, ability to respond to crisis situations. For a full position description go on line to www.providenceiscalling.jobs/ and type in Santa Monica, CA and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the relevant boxes.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Director of Pre-College Outreach


Department/College Description
NOTE: This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 through August 15, 2015

Detailed Job Description

General Summary
The Pre-College Outreach Office is responsible for the establishment and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID’s pipeline of prospective students. The focus of NTID’s Pre-College Outreach is on middle and high school students. Long term strategic plans have identified priority target audiences for Pre-College efforts as the following: High Academic Potential, AALANA, Girls and STEM.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service or related field required.

Experience
Experience in event planning and working with pre-college population strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://apptrkr.com/520686.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

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Nexus Inland NW – Spokane, WA Seeking Executive Director

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive Director who is retiring. Skills and knowledge valuable to the center’s future success include: Leadership and Management, Communication, Budget and Finance and Personnel. A Master’s degree preferred. Bachelors’ or equivalent with 5 years’ experience will be considered. Traveling is required. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Nexus
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201

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Come Work With The Best!


Northeast Arc has full and part-time positions in our Deaf Services programs available in Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. You'll be working with deaf individuals using various communication skills including gestural, written and signed English. Do you know ASL? If so, I'd like to speak with you about our direct care positions. We offer an excellent benefits package and competitive pay. For additional information or to send your resume, please email Kathy Tracy Ktracy@ne-arc.org

Compensation: $14-$15 an hour for full-time $12-$13 an hour for part-time

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
www.pahrtners.com/careers

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors
for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director
for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Case Managers
for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Counselors
for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330


Department: Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment:
August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:
Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching, cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:

NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.

Cover letter that includes:
§ Statements of teaching and research interests
§ Summary of prior relevant experience
§ Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies

Current curriculum vitae that includes:
§ Educational background
§ Prior teaching experience
§ Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
§ Evidence of any relevant certificates

One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of study
One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not available and provide some other evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential.
Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address (not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265
flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

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