deafweekly

 

October 22, 2014
Vol. 11, No. 1

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2014 and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Satsuma, AL
DEAF ALABAMA WOMAN DISTRAUGHT AFTER DEAF DOG SHOT DEAD IN HER YARD
A heartless goon gunned down a deaf dog in broad daylight, leaving his owner, a deaf Alabama woman, heartbroken -- and mystified. Tabitha Venable returned to her Satsuma yard Tuesday evening to find Si, a 2-year-old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Cur, acting lethargically, weaving and walking about in a strange way, she told WKRG-TV. She rushed the pup to a vet where she learned he had been shot and was rushed into emergency surgery. / NY Daily News

Huntington, WV
MAN SAYS HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE HE'S DEAF
A man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he lost his job because he was deaf. Jackie Hewlett alleges he was working for defendant General Rentals when he was given a warning for loading a truck improperly on July 19, 2013. When he was presented with the warning, Hewlett, who is deaf, complained to his supervisor about not being promoted, the suit states. “It was then that he was advised that he could not be promoted because he could not communicate,” the complaint says. “Then the plaintiff was informed that he was being terminated.” / The West Virginia Record

San Diego, CA
MULTIPLE CARS DAMAGED BY DEAF DRIVER
A loud crash and an ear-piercing screech at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 were the result of a four-car collision near the intersection of Montezuma Road and Campanile Drive. San Diego State Police Captain Josh Mays said the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and said the driver sustained minor injuries. The driver is deaf, but Mays did not indicate that his hearing impairment was the cause of the accident. / The Daily Aztec

San Francisco, CA
MEET THE $800 WINDOWS TABLET DESIGNED TO INTERPRET FOR DEAF PEOPLE
“My… name… is… Ryan…” In a world where most electric devices can talk and an increasing amount can listen and answer, a seemingly unassuming tablet speaking these words isn't at all impressive. But this particular tablet wasn't replaying a recording or broadcasting some typed message. Instead, Ryan Hait-Campbell, the CEO for an Alameda-based company called MotionSavvy — signed just inches above the device as it sat flat on a table. Instantly, it interpreted ASL into written and spoken English. / Ars Technica

Edgewood, PA
NEW DORM 'JUST LIKE HOME' AT EDGEWOOD SCHOOL FOR DEAF STUDENTS
From 5 p.m. Sunday to 12:30 Friday afternoon, 11th-grader Samantha Gibbs lives in a newly opened residence at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, which on Wednesday night, smelled of tacos and chocolate chip cookies. Samantha and her nine suite mates had just cooked dinner in their shared kitchen, attached to a living room complete with a big-screen TV and computers. These, just some of the perks for the 49 students, grades first through 12th, who moved into the residence Sept. 7. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rochester, MN
CONFERENCE BRINGS OVER A HUNDRED INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF IN ROCHESTER
The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf meets once a year, and this year, they are meeting Rochester. "Sometimes our work is really isolating and we're out in our little world doing our thing and MRID gives us an opportunity to get together reconnect and energize," said Paula Gajewski Mickelson. The conference brings interpreters from all over Minnesota and surrounding states. / KAALtv.com

Merced, CA
YOSEMITE CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEAF SERVICES
Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Deaf Services Program by hosting several special events from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26. The weekend’s special programs will include a junior ranger talk and a nature walk given by certified American Sign Language providers. The Deaf Services Program was founded in 1979 by a group of park service employees and community members. / The Merced Sun-Star

Lincoln, NE
JIM MCKEE: NEBRASKA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF EARNED NATIONAL ACCLAIM
During its 131 year existence, the Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha was the subject of national acclaim, was both lauded and later derided by no less than Alexander Graham Bell and now survives only in memories and a small, little-publicized museum. / Lincoln Journal Star


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Kingston, Jamaica
CRAZY LAW: 1945 ACT COULD BAR DEAF, BLIND, MENTALLY ILL FROM ENTERING JAMAICA
People living with disabilities could find themselves barred from entering Jamaica if immigration officials strictly enforce a 1945 law which lists people who are "deaf and dumb or deaf and blind, or dumb and blind" as prohibited immigrants. The law was used last week by the Government to impose a travel ban against persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. / Jamaica Gleaner

North Lincolnshire, England
GRANT HELPS DEAF MAN START OWN BUSINESS
A deaf man has finally been able to start his own business after a government grant helped pay for an interpreter. Unable to pay for an interpreter, Shaun Fitzgerald, 27, has been unable to hold down a steady job until now. An Access to Work grant from central Government has enabled Shaun to launch his own website design business, with the money paying for an interpreter to help him contact clients and hold meetings. / Scunthorpe Telegraph

London, England
'THE TRIBE' REVIEW: DEAF-SCHOOL DRAMA IS SHOCKING, VIOLENT AND UNIQUE
Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe has to be the most startling and bizarre film to be presented at this year’s London film festival, where it arrives having made an appearance at critics’ week in Cannes. It is perhaps open to charges of gimmickry, but surely no one could deny its fascination. I can’t stop thinking about it. This is a grimly compelling, explicit and violent film which is also a silent movie. / The Guardian

London, England
DEAF WOMAN AND HEARING DOG WINS AWARD FROM HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL
Kind-hearted volunteer Merleen Watson and her hearing dog Grace have been named as Volunteer of the Year. The Broadway resident and her dog were named as the winners at the annual Hearing Dogs Awards ceremony in London, attended by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. The 67-year-old, who lost her hearing 35 years ago is profoundly deaf, and has learnt to rely on lip reading to communicate with others. / Evesham Journal

Vancouver, BC, Canada
DEAF AND BLIND ABLE TO SHOP ALONE AT NON-PROFIT GROCERY STORE
A non-profit food store in Vancouver's east end has introduced Braille signs and audio scanners to allow deaf-blind and other visually impaired customers to shop independently. The grocery markets operated by the Quest Food Exchange aren't open to the public. Instead low-income clients are referred through a social services agency. / CBC News

Sydney, Australia
GEMMA GALEA: INSPIRING QUEER AND DEAF COMMUNITIES
Q&A: Gemma Galea is the first deaf panellist on the women’s forum, Women Say Something. SX: You have been selected by the community to appear at Women Say Something. How does it feel to be a ‘people’s choice’? Gemma Galea: Wow! I feel really honoured that people would choose me, and that I am known for my passion and motivation, in particular where deaf people in the world are concerned. / Gay News Network

Cape Town, South Africa
BASIC EDUCATION DEPT. IS NEGLECTING DEAF LEARNERS
A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that only 92 teachers of the total number of 1 232 teachers in Schools for the Deaf are qualified in South African Sign Language. The reply also revealed that an additional 127 teachers have received rudimentary training that covers grammatical or linguistic structures of South African Sign Language. This shortfall cannot be accepted and I will, therefore, be requesting a meeting with the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshegka and the Chief Director of Inclusive Education, Dr Simelane. / allAfrica.com

Johannesburg, South Africa
CARING MOM TAKES UP STRUGGLE OF THE DEAF
House number 55 has become a safe haven for the deaf community. It is a home where wonderful and painful stories of many deaf people are shared. Due to the number of people who flock to the four-roomed house, one could mistakenly think it belongs to an established organization for the deaf. But it is owned by South African sign language interpreter Senzi Motha, who has opened her heart and home to the deaf. / Sowetan LIVE

Ghana
DEAF FOOTBALL TEAM CRY FOR HELP
The national deaf football team has appealed to corporate entities and the government to help facilitate their second participation in the upcoming West Africa Deaf Football tournament slated for the Keque Stadium in Lome, Togo, from November 3 to 9. The team’s parent body, the Ghana Paralympic Committee, which made the appeal, stated that many attempts to solicit support from some corporate agencies had proved futile, hence resorting to the state to step in. / Ghana Web


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Hendersonville, TN
COMMUNITY'S LOVE, GENEROSITY FOR DEAF BOY FLOODS IN
A Hendersonville first-grader whose survival for the past six years is a miracle may soon hear the good news. In less than a week the family of Lucas Hostettler has raised more than half the $10,000 needed for a vital device that would allow the 6-year-old to hear again. The boy was born unable to hear, see or eat. He also cannot talk and is now transferring from a wheelchair to a walker as he is learning to walk. / The Tennessean

Kensington, MD
MAGICAL GARDENS FOR THE BLIND, DEAF, AND DISABLED
When I walk into the Stephen Knolls School’s greenhouse, cheerfully bright even on an overcast day, the humidity frizzes my hair into a delirious halo. The school’s principal, Kim Redgrave, is explaining the school’s gardening program to me when three boys who are maybe 10 to 12 years old join us. “They are here to measure their plants,” explains their teacher. From the looks of the seedlings in their plastic pots, the boys have planted their seeds just a few weeks ago, and they are growing vigorously. / The Daily Beast

Richmond, KY
BEING SEEN FOR HEARING
When Madison Greene was crowned Miss Madison County in July, she said she wanted to spread the word about a cause that was close to her heart. As someone whose hearing loss went undetected as a child, she wanted to raise awareness about hearing loss in children. Saturday, Greene began working towards that goal with a fashion show – a kickoff event for her new charity, the Kentucky Crusade for Deaf Children. / Richmond Register

Houston, TX
ASL PROGRAM 'IMMERSES' STUDENTS IN HOUSTON'S DEAF CULTURE
The motivation to learn a language can be as simple as expanding the mind, enhancing a resume or traveling. For American Sign Language Interpreting junior Shanda McKinney, the unique experience of attending an elementary school that taught both deaf and hearing students greatly impacted and influenced her pursuit of a degree in ASL Interpretation. / The Daily Cougar

Internet
DEAF REDDIT USERS SHARE THE 11 SOUNDS THEY'D LOVE TO HEAR
Many of us take everyday sounds for granted. But what kind of sounds would you miss if you could no longer hear? Or if you'd been born deaf, what would be the first thing you'd want your ears to pick up? That's the question that one inquisitive individual pitched to deaf Reddit users. / The Huffington Post


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Learn how to make your local hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting.

Two different patient stories are told in the following video

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HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources available to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing.

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Frederick, MD
AFTER WORLD TRAVELS, RESIDENT CONTINUES TO HELP DEAF COMMUNITY
After working in education for more than 50 years, John Madison moved to Africa to further pursue his calling of helping the deaf community. Madison, a New York native who now lives in Frederick, published the first Namibian sign language book in collaboration with a deaf artist, allowing beginning signers in the country to learn the language. / The Frederick News-Post

Northridge, CA
CSUN DEAF ED PROGRAM AWARDED $1.25 MILLION FOR TEACHER PREPARATION
The federal government has awarded California State University, Northridge $1.25 million over the course of five years to train teachers who are uniquely equipped to work collaboratively with parents and others to ensure deaf students get the best education possible. The grant, from the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, is for CSUN’s new Interdisciplinary Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program. / CSUN Today

Rochester, NY
CONNECTING THE DEAF AND HEARING WORLDS
American Sign Language is based entirely on vision, not text. You must be able to see the sign in order to communicate effectively. To overcome this barrier, RIT Production Services began working on a project in spring of 2014 that would provide the Deaf and hearing community with a mobile-accessible ASL Video Dictionary. / Reporter Magazine

Sacramento, CA
NORCAL SERVICES FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING CEO TO RECEIVE AWARD
NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing CEO Sheri Ann Farinha to receive an award and speak at the 2014 Disability Resources Fair and Awards Ceremony held by the California Department of Social Services. The Fair and Awards Ceremony is held in celebration of National Disability Employment and Awareness Month this October. / PR*Urgent


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New York, NY
NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE WILL LAUNCH 35TH SEASON
New York Deaf Theatre will celebrate its 35th season with a new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Noah Smith to be performed in ASL and spoken English, starting performances Nov. 7 at the June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex. Marlee Faye Koenigsberg will direct. The official opening is Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM. / Playbill

Los Angeles, CA
SIGNS OF THE TIMES: 'SPRING AWAKENING' AT DEAF WEST
“To me, the play speaks to those who are denied a voice, to those who don’t fit into the norm, to those who are questioning and experiencing the pains of growing up.” That’s a key sentence from Michael Arden’s director’s note in the program for a new production of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s award-winning 2006 rock musical Spring Awakening. Arden’s production, though, raises and complicates the stakes of fitting in and finding your voice: Almost half of the characters are deaf. / American Theatre


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Longview, TX
DEAF KILGORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER FINDS SUCCESS WITH HELP OF INTERPRETER
A shared love of football may have helped forge a friendship between Demontrai Lewis and Wesley Malcolm, but a disability brought them together. Lewis is a freshman starting defensive end for the Kilgore College Rangers who has been deaf since age 3. Malcolm, a KC sophomore, is a former high school football player who serves as Lewis’ interpreter. The pair have been almost inseparable since the start of this semester. “We both love football,” Malcolm said. / Longview News-Journal

Devils Lake, ND
FUNDS NEEDED TO REPAIR POOL'S WHIRLPOOL/HOT TUB AT DEAF SCHOOL
The swimming pool at the North Dakota School for the Deaf is the only indoor swimming pool for public use in Devils Lake. It is used not only by students of the school, but also by many in the community; among them persons with medical needs. Unfortunately use of the whirlpool/hot tub adjacent to the pool has not been available for several years because the equipment is beyond repairing and needs replacement. / Devils Lake Journal


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Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number
1415BR

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

Detailed Job Description
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:

• Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Engineering.
• Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied Mechanical Technology associate degree program
• Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new programs.
• Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related journals.
• Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
• Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in finding cooperative work experiences.
• Mentor and advise students.
• Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
·Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

• Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
• Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire students.
• Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535210
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
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.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Lecturer - Computer Integrated Machining Technology

This faculty member will:

• Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
• Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
• Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new programs.
• Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
• Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in finding cooperative work experiences.
• Mentor and advise students.
• Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

· Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering.
·Demonstrated robust background in machining.
· Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
·Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire students.
Fluency in American Sign Language.

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536232
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Additional Details
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.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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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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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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