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April 20, 2011
Vol. 7, No. 26

Editor: Tom Willard

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NATIONAL
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Bowling Green, KY
ACCUSED DEAF KILLER HAS CRIMINAL HISTORY
Months before being charged with murder and kidnapping, Kathy Michelle Coy had been telling people she was pregnant, according to Coy’s former brother-in-law, Wayne Childress II. Coy, 33, of Morgantown, was charged Thursday with kidnapping a minor and with murdering Jamie Stice, 21, according to Warren Circuit Court records. Stice, of Bowling Green, was pregnant. “I was extremely shocked,” Childress, of Glasgow, said Monday. “It’s hard to believe that anybody could do something like that, much less somebody you know.” Coy is deaf but can read lips, he said. / Bowling Green Daily News

See Also KATHY MICHELLE COY, DEAF DEFENDANT IN JAMIE STICE MURDER, IN COURT / Gather

Waltham, MA
HINGHAM COLLEGE STUDENT ACCUSED OF RACIAL BEATING RELEASED ON BAIL
A college student from Hingham has been released on $2,000 bail after being charged with brutally beating a deaf black man and punching a pregnant woman in what Waltham police are calling a racially-motivated attack. Timothy Schmitt, of 461 Main St., was charged with violating civil rights while causing injury; assault with intent to intimidate based on race; aggravated assault and battery with serious bodily injury; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery on a pregnant woman. / The Patriot Ledger

Syracuse, NY
STUDENT TEACHER ADMITS USING INTERNET TO ENTICE TEENAGER INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY
A student teacher from a Connecticut school for the deaf pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to using the Internet to lure a Marcellus teenager into a sexually explicit online relationship. Micah S. Brown, 31, faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison -- up to a maximum of life -- when sentenced by District Judge Glenn Suddaby Aug. 26. He also must register as a convicted sex offender and could be fined up to $250,000. / The Post-Standard

Boca Raton, FL
INTERPRETER SAYS DONALD TRUMP EASIER THAN MANY POLS TO TRANSLATE
Serious or self-promotion? Donald Trump's latest exploration of a presidential bid can be hard to interpret. But Trump's actual words are refreshingly clear, says veteran sign-language interpreter Amy Hair after standing by The Donald's side and translating his remarks for the deaf and hearing-impaired at Saturday's tea party rally in Boca Raton. "He's very easy to interpret for because he's very straightforward," Hair said. / The Palm Beach Post News

Salt Lake City, UT
UTAH DEAF AND BLIND SCHOOLS IMPOSE FURLOUGHS TO RECOVER LOSSES
Last year's miscommunications are now taking a toll on the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, which is trying to recoup funds late in the school year by furloughing three days between now and the end of May. The furlough days will shut down all USDB campuses in order to cover a portion of a $600,000 shortfall that accrued during the 2009-2010 school year. USDB employees who serve in district schools will also take time off. The Utah State Office of Education will make up the rest of the deficit. Some parents aren't happy about the furloughs. / Deseret News

Loudoun, VA
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE BILL BECOMES LAW
The fight is over for supporters of House Bill 1435, a piece of legislation that will place American Sign Language, or ASL, on the same level as other power languages when it comes to satisfying foreign language requirements. The proposal for the bill is the brainchild of students in an ASL class at Loudoun Valley High School—who convinced Delegate Richard “Dickie” Bell to sponsor the bill. Gov. Bob McDonnell put pen to paper on April 8 -- solidifying the bill, which will take effect on July 1. / Loudoun Times

Frederick, MD
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF SELLS A BIT OF HISTORY TO PRESERVE HISTORY
If you want to own a piece of Frederick's history, your chance will come Thursday. An auction of items ranging from cane-bottom chairs to a vintage crib to large cabinets and bookcases from the Maryland School for the Deaf is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at the old elementary school building, 101 Clarke Place. Proceeds will benefit the Hessian Barracks on the school grounds. Chad Baker, director of museums for the school, said funds are needed to ensure the restoration and repairs at the barracks. / The Frederick News-Post

Shreveport, LA
CATCHING UP
A year ago the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center of Shreveport received a $1.4 million federal grant to expand access to sign language interpreters. The money was part of the U.S. government's stimulus funding package. The center planned to use the money for expand its Video Remote Interpreting program from 19 stations to 100. UPDATE: The equipment was installed in June and July. Forty units are at sites in Louisiana and another 40 are in Florida and Kentucky. / Shreveport Times

Washington, DC
CULTIVATING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
As Director of the Office on Disability, I am very excited to be able to report significant progress in the implementation of provisions that will expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to live in their communities. Within the department, we are taking the lead in coordinating the Community Living Initiative, which will allow more persons with disabilities who wish to live in their own homes to do so. / HealthCare.gov


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DEAF HAIKU by Tom Willard -- Newly Revised!

A collection of thought-provoking haiku (5-7-5 syllable format) on a wide range of issues related to deafness and hearing loss.

On cochlear implants: You gotta have a / hole in the head to get a / cochlear implant.
On police relations: I hope the police / don't shoot me like they shoot the / other deaf people.
On accessibility: Hire the friggin' / interpreter and shut up / about it, okay?
On family relations: When aunts and uncles / pass away, we deaf often / are the last to know.

Author Tom Willard lost his hearing while growing up and has served as editor of several national deaf-related publications.

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INTERNATIONAL
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Fort William, Scotland
SHERIFF LOCKS UP 75-YEAR-OLD DEAF WIDOW OVER RACIAL ABUSE CLAIMS
A 75-year-old deaf widow who uses sign language to communicate is under prison guard in hospital awaiting trial for racial abuse. Ina McMillan was remanded in custody by Fort William sheriff Douglas Small. Two guards are at her bedside. Last night, a family friend said they planned to complain about the treatment of the OAP. He added: "She is hardly a danger to the public. There was confusion over her appearance dates because she doesn't have a phone and communicates via sign language but this is ridiculous." / The Daily Record

Luanda, Angola
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TRAINED IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE FOR DEAF
Luanda – At least 30 especial education teachers are attending since Monday the second methodological course of Portuguese language for deaf students, in the ambit of existing co-operation with Brazil in the field. This was said to Angop by the director of the National Institute for Special Education, Maria de Lourdes during the opening ceremony of the event. / Angola Press

Kolkata, India
WB GOVERNOR AUCTIONS TEA FOR DEAF CHILDREN
As a mark of social responsibility, Calcutta Tea Traders Association (CTTA) on its 125th years organised a Charity Tea Auction in presence of West Bengal governor MK Narayanan to raise fund in aid of Vaani, a five-year old foundation for deaf children, at Nilhat House here on Monday. “I feel utmost pleasure to be here,” said Narayanan, as he was felicitated by members of the CTTA. / Indiablooms

Christchurch, New Zealand
DEAF RAPPER COMING TO CHCH
Internationally renowned Finnish deaf rapper, Signmark will perform for the first time in New Zealand as part of the Deaf Short Film Festival celebrations (6-7 May). The musician, who combines sign language with music and lyrics, was the first deaf person to sign a recording deal with an international record company. Signmark, who will perform at Christchurch's Addington Raceway Silk Lounge on 6 May, spreads his message in sign language over strong beats where hard, low frequencies and bass play a crucial part to his performance, helping him to follow the music and time his rhymes. / Stuff.co.nz

Blacktown, NSW, Australia
MANY SHINING LIGHTS
Most of them are elderly but it doesn’t stop the 33 members of Blacktown City Lantern Club raising tens of thousands every year to help improve the lives of deaf and blind children. The hard working members spent the last 12 months raising more than $36,000 for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Since the Lantern Club was established at Blacktown 37 years ago members have raised more than $550,000 through street stalls, coach trips, raffles, sausage sizzles and donations. / Blacktown Advocate

Gatton, QLD, Australia
DRUNK DRIVER CAUGHT UNLICENSED
A deaf man has been fined after he was caught drink driving while unlicensed. Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Jamie Lee Kelsosmith, 32, was caught driving about 2.10am with a blood alcohol reading of 0.078. Kelsosmith once held a learner’s permit, but it had expired in 1997, and his car was unregistered and displaying plates which belonged to another vehicle. / Gatton Star


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LIFE & LEISURE
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Boston, MA
LETTER: DEAF CULTURE AS POINT OF PRIDE? IT'S MORE A CURSE
Re “DEAF-WORLD: The rise of a new American culture": As an 85-year-old World War II veteran with a clinical diagnosis of severe to profound hearing loss, I read professor Harlan Lane’s remarks with increasing amazement and annoyance. Deafness, congenital or otherwise, is a curse. It truncates your social life, makes you appear stupid (uncomprehending) in conversation, frustrates your associates who must speak at you and articulate carefully with endless repetitions. To try to beatify this is to argue the untenable. / Boston Globe

North Riverside, IL
RETIRED TEACHER PITCHES DOGS FOR THE DEAF
Once a teacher, always a teacher. And for North Riverside resident Carmela Albachiara, now a retired longtime and beloved kindergarten teacher at Komarek School, she is hoping to educate people in another area. Albachiara has taken on the project of educating people about a program called Dogs for the Deaf Inc. She is one of the organization's volunteer ambassadors. She brought her message to the Riverside Township Lions Club at a recent meeting, where she presented a program introducing the organization and how she became affiliated with them. / Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Fulton, MO
DEAF DACHSHUND'S STORY FETCHES FAME
Seeing Sparky, a 1-year-old deaf dachshund, nosing his way around the Missouri School for the Deaf campus or snuggling in the arms of a student has become a common site at the school. The zippy, little dog has also become quite the celebrity in the four months he’s been MSD, even receiving a film offer. Sparky’s life was not always so secure. / The Fulton Sun

Wilson Borough, PA
FAMILY SHARES EXPERIENCES OF 5-YEAR-OLD DEAF-BLIND DAUGHTER
Hannah Hindmarch's hearing loss was evident from birth. On the left side of her face was what her mom calls her "peanut ear," a smaller and shriveled version of her healthier right ear. But her blindness wasn't detected until a test two months after her birth in July 2005. Children with hearing loss are often also checked for vision problems, as they sometimes go hand-in-hand. That was the case for Hannah. "In those circumstances, you cry the whole way home," said her mother, Jen Hindmarch. / The Express-Times

Dallas, TX
THREE DEAF GAY NORTH TEXANS REFUSE TO LET ETC. ETC.
When deaf culture and gay culture collide, it’s not an unusual thing. Although one has nothing to do with the other, there is an interestingly significant proportion of gay people who are deaf. The Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf states that the percentage of the LGBT population is “approximately 10 percent of the deaf population.” But is there an added pressure to being deaf or hard of hearing and gay? Three gentlemen would say no. / Dallas Voice

Providence, RI
YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: DEAF MAN POSE
What it is: Deaf Man Pose falls into the same category of inversion poses we’ve showcased in this column, including Shoulder Stand. All are said to be therapeutic in that they reduce stress and fatigue, and may help with backaches, headaches, insomnia and sinusitis. What it does: Deaf Man is even purported to help hearing by clearing out the sinus cavities. It helps stretch your neck and stimulates the abdominal organs. / The Providence Journal


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WORKING WORLD
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Internet
DEAF SPACE: DEAF CULTURE MEETS ARCHITECTURE IN UD
The idea of 'Deaf Space' goes back over 100 years ago to Olof Hansen, one of the first deaf architects. Several years ago, a deaf couple in Faribault, Minnesota, was looking for a home. One day a husband saw a house he liked very much. He asked his wife to come see it. She loved it. It had fewer walls which gave the feeling of being roomy with windows giving plenty of light, etc. They bought the house. Not until later did they discover that the architect was none other than Olof Hansen, the Deaf architect. / Rolling Rains Report

Washington, DC
A NEW REASON FOR WHY THE DEAF MAY HAVE TROUBLE READING
Deaf people may have no trouble communicating English words through American Sign Language, or ASL. But studies of ASL users show that, on average, educated deaf adults are likely to read at the level of a nine-year-old. The explanation has always been that this is because they never learned to connect letters with sounds. But a recent study shows that deaf readers are just like other people learning to read in a second language. / Voice of America

Oakley, CA
OAKLEY SCHOOL PROGRAM RESONATES WITH DEAF CHILDREN
Classroom 3 was a riot of color and noise as children happily practiced the usual motor skills exercises. But this wasn't just any preschool class: There were four adults on hand to monitor the seven children, a far cry from the ratio elsewhere on campus. Differences are the norm at Oakley's Laurel Elementary School, where a small group of deaf students that includes 5-year-old Julianna Ortega are learning to make their way in a hearing world. / Contra Costa Times

Denver, CO
SPRINT MOBILE VRS: A WHOLE NEW WAY OF REACHING OUT!
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Atlanta, GA
NEW HACK LETS XBOX KINECT READ SIGN LANGUAGE
Soon, you may not necessarily need to be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) in order to interpret it. Scientists have hacked Microsoft's Xbox Kinect motion control sensor to read ASL. The Kinect, which debuted in November, offered a revolutionary way to interact with computers without pushing any buttons or holding any device whatsoever, using only body motions to control Microsoft's Xbox game console. Now researchers at Georgia Tech are pairing up the Kinect device with custom software that can interpret a very limited American Sign Language vocabulary with greater than 98 percent accuracy. / MSNBC


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Hollywood, CA
CHAPLIN OPENED THE DOOR TO DEAF HOLLYWOOD
Charlie Chaplin was considered the King of Hollywood as one of it’s original founders in the early 1900's. He was one of the rare entertainers who not only financed and produced all of his films but he was the writer, actor, director, and a wonderful leader. Charlie Chaplin may be best remembered for his famous character “The Tramp”, but Chaplin was a pioneer to the entertainment industry in so many other ways. / Productive Silence

Salem, OR
STARS STUN SALEM CROWD WITH INSPIRING MESSAGE
How the lives of Hollywood stars and award-winning actors Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin are intertwined is a mystery to most. It’s a curious enough mix to nearly fill the Elsinore Theatre, where the duo appeared this evening in a benefit for MedAssist and Project Access, programs of the Medical Foundation of Marion and Polk Counties that help low-income residents. “Happy Days’” the Fonz and the youngest woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress left the stunned Salem crowd with the message “If you will it, it is not a dream.” / Statesman Journal

New York, NY
KISS'S PAUL STANLEY WAS BORN DEAF IN ONE EAR, EXPLAINING THE MAJORITY OF KISS'S CATALOG
This past Thursday, Kiss’s guitarist and lead vocalist Paul Stanley revealed that he was born without a right ear canal, living deaf in one ear for most of his life. Appearing on “The Doctors” Stanley pleaded that young music fans turn the volume down when listening to music with headphones. He also asked that fans bring earplugs to concerts because “listening to music at a rock concert for more than four minutes at 105 decibels leads to hearing loss.” So much for rockin’ and rollin’ and partyin’ all night and everyday. / Death and Taxes

Minneapolis, MN
REALITY TV GETS MORE REAL
Reality TV is providing a valuable lesson by spotlighting and celebrating people with physical disabilities. This season, deaf actress Marlee Matlin has outwitted the competition on "The Celebrity Apprentice," James Durbin, who has both Tourette and Asperger syndromes, rocked his way into the final eight on "American Idol" and a guy who's deaf (Luke Adams) battled another with Asperger's (Zev Glassenberg) last month on "The Amazing Race." / StarTribune

West Hartford, CT
BETTY BEEKMAN NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE DEAF
Betty Beekman, former tour director of the West Hartford-based National Theatre of the Deaf, is the new interim director of the organization. Beekman replaces on July 1 Aaron M. Kubey who leaves after three years here. He is exiting his position June 30 "to pursue new endeavors." Beekman has also written and adapted the current Little Theatre of the Deaf (LTD) production of "Stories in My Pocket," and has written the accompanying "Learn and Study Together Guide" for LTD for the past six seaons. / The Hartford Courant

Glen Ellyn, IL
BOOK MARKS A SURPRISING DISCUSSION ON DEAF ISSUES
Wednesday I met with the library’s book discussion group to talk about "Train Go Sorry", by Leah Hager Cohen. I chose this book because the group likes books of substance, books that open up a world they haven’t been invited into before. “Train go sorry” is an expression the deaf use, meaning “You missed the boat,” a connection has not been made. The author is the granddaughter of deaf immigrants and the daughter of hearing parents. / Glen Ellyn, IL Patch

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SPORTS
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Haverhill, MA
WITH HELP FROM TEAMMATES, SUPLINSKAS SISTERS ADJUST TO BEING DEAF
Yes, there are definitely complications, but there are some advantages to being deaf. The Suplinskas sisters of Haverhill, Emily and Kailey, know them quite well and have learned -- as members of the Hillies' varsity team -- how they relate to the softball field. Both Emily, a junior, and the sophomore Kailey are pitchers, a position in which staying focused is a must, and that's something that being deaf can help with. / Eagle-Tribune

New York, NY
CAN THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS MAKE HOCKEY FANS DEAF?
The National Hockey League playoffs began last night. Over the next several weeks, thousands of hockey fans will crowd into arenas around the USA and Canada to watch their teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Fans unsurprisingly take it upon themselves to support the players even more loudly than during the regular season. But as loud as the fans may get, surely the typical cheers and chants and the occasional arena anthem are not too harmful to your ears? The danger is worse than you might think. / The New Republic


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EMPLOYMENT
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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Official job announcements may be found, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification requirements, at CSDB’s website … http://www.csdb.org, on the Non-Classified Employment page.

Current vacancies…

* Program Coordinator, School for the Deaf, K-8
* Transition Teacher / Employability Center
* Vocational Education Teacher

Positions are open until filled. Salary based on appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application, recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current appropriate certification to:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB - HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-578-2114
Fax: 719-578-2239
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org

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Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

Director of Residential Programs
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full -time
Qualifications:
Masters Degree in relevant field and three years experience providing direct care in residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years experience in residential treatment programs for children/youth.
Effective Communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a plus.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint Training.
Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students.
Responsibilities:
Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established by school and the residential program.
Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd shift, overnight and weekends.
Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and other related trainings.

Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age.
Effective communication skills to include ASL.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.
Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student.
Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals.

Weekend Residential Advisor:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree OR High School Graduate & 21 years old.
Effective communication skills to include ASL.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.
Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and behavior management techniques.
Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part-time and per-diem

Paraprofessional for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT|
Time Base: Full-time
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related experience.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Proficiency in ASL.
Valid driver’s license.
Willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and clerical tasks.
Assist with morning residential program.
Participate in staff development activities.
Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting guiding.

Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT and other VT locations
Time Base: Full time
Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education.
Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or obtain within the first year of employment.
American Sign Language and English proficiency.
Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities.
Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation.

Educational Interpreters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
ktherieau@vcdhh.org
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment: August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must be tenure-eligible at a 4 year college or university. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community. Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level. Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

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: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors. Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development. Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students. Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget. Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies. Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum. Manage Advisory Board for special funds. Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities. Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University. Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California 91330 – 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at

http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.

Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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