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DeafDigest Blue – November 30, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – November 30, 2014

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cop-stopping-deaf-dogwalker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-restaurant-accents/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

There is fear among the deaf in Canberra (Australia)
that the Canberra Institute of Technology will
shut down the Australian Sign Language courses.

Scientists from India are saying that a gene
named Tmie may be the reason for babies being
born deaf at birth.

The deaf of South Korea have said their world is
much different from the hearing world, and so,
they want Korean Sign Language to be recognized.

There are some deaf people in Vermont that doubt
that mainstreamed programs are the best for the
deaf – this is related to the closing of the
Austine School for the Deaf.

The real time captioners were described as one
of these invisible jobs that earn good money,
according to The Fiscal Times.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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A MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/

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a few CI facts we were not aware of

read it up at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ci-facts-we-not-know-about/

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A LOST DEAF CELL PHONE
When a hearing loses his cell phone in his
home, he uses another telephone to ring up the
number. When he hears the ring, he tries to locate
the lost cell phone.
When a deaf person loses his cell phone, it is
too bad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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RID Call for Taskforce Volunteers

CERTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE GROUPS

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-rid-volunteers/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

what do you do for a living?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Are all CART providers equal, or is it possible for different CART
providers to have different “interpretations” of an event?
There are a number of factors that influence what you see on the
screen of a CART provider or realtime captioner. As much as we all
strive to be 100% verbatim, that can never happen because we are
human, and mistakes and individual variations will take place.

The biggest factor to have an effect on the output of a CART provider
is the ability of the person doing the job. This is like any other
job where someone uses his or her skills to perform translation or
interpretation services.

Will every sign language interpreter be able to interpret the
proceedings with 100% accuracy? Obviously, experience and ability
play a huge role in determining the quality of the interpretation.
Another factor that may influence the output of a CART provider or
realtime captioner is his or her familiarity with the topic being
discussed. If someone were to say, “Nursultan Nazarbayev announced
his new cabinet members today,” this may be a difficult sentence to
translate properly. The following are sample variations that may
occur, depending on the knowledge of the captioner:

“Kazakhstan’s president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“The president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“New cabinet members were announced today.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people mistaking perfect Deaf Voice as
a foreign accent

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DeafLaw

Deaf activists have been blasting the government
of Victoria in Australia for lack of laws that
promise interpreters for the deaf in need.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The wireless industry has said they were not
ready to build hearing-aid compatible cell
phones.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A research team affiliated with the Xinhua Hospital and
Jiao Tong University medical school, both in China, have
claimed to be able to detect and intervene in early
deafness. Not child’s deafness, but deafness in the
fetus!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

To laugh or to cry?

The so-called historic session when deaf organizations
and the movie industry reached agreement re non-open
movie captions.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Hide & Seek: The Mystery of Mary Grice

by

Wilkie Collins

a deaf girl is a family secret

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA
* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA
* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA
* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA
* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Lecturer, Cultural & Creative Studies
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
15-Jan-2015

Department/College Description

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great
Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of Deaf
cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and social
sciences. Participate in Institute service as time permits.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to a community committed to student centeredness;
professional development and 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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience. Must enjoy
working with undergraduates in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong knowledge of Deaf
culture.

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

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/550021
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief 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, gender,
religion, gender 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 mailto:Careers@rit.edu

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.

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employment opportunity
Executive Director
Metro Deaf School
St. Paul, MN

12 month administrative position

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the school and,
as such, is responsible for the management of the school, the administration
of all Board approved policies and the conduct and quality of the
district’s educational programs and support systems.

The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile (local,
philanthropic, national) and be able to access programmatic opportunities
and develop unique, collaborative vehicles with other public and private
organizations and institutions. The Executive Director will be a
strategic marketer and relationship-builder who maximizes connections
and develops agendas with agencies, organizations, and individuals to
increase opportunities for financial support and program development.

Qualifications:
Required Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, School Psychology or
School Social Work; additional licensure in School Administration or
willingness to obtain within 2 years; Command of American Sign Language
and written English; 5+ years of school experience including experience
as an educational leader; knowledge of/training in Bilingual Education;
experience with organizational budgets

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with education and experience (range: $70,000-$90,000)

Application Procedure: Position Description and electronic application
process available on-line at www.mdsmn.org ; all applications will be
screened; those meeting criteria will be contacted; interviews arranged.

Closing date: February 1, 2015

METRO DEAF SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are
essential. Position is 40 hours per week with full-time benefits.

CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family
therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;
ability to respond to crisis situations. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.org

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position opening
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD . New Mexico to
include budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community
by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding
partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear
sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation,
Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work
or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising
and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications
on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to: Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.
Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with
disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes
and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in
client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees.
Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of
performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
– Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to
coordinate services
– Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through
the Agency system
– Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
– Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
– Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network
of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing and persons with disabilities
– Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching –
Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare
to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school
systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery
systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to
training and job opportunities
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and
SCS policies
– Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental
entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs and Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS
Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options
and NISH contracts
– Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
– Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of
techniques with consumers in the program
– Meets with employers and supports the development of training and
employment options for consumers
– Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance
measures and develops reports, as requested
– Maintains communication with referral sources
– Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention
skills
– Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT
contracts
– Writes monthly progress reports, as required
– Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
– Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts,
attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
– Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
– Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer
satisfaction
– Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing consumers and employers
– Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
– Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
– Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on
coaching needs
– Supervise and independently evaluate employees
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
– 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
– 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
– Fluent in American Sign Language skills
– 1 year of supervisory experience
– Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
– Pass drug screening
– Pass FBI Background Check
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field –
Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 2 or more years of supervisory experience
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their
qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter â mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068
OPEN September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence. For more information visit our website at:

http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

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

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

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
MS, MA

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/535209
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, gender,
religion, gender 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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

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

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
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.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. 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.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. 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.).
7. 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

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

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

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf
or Hard-of-Hearing (MSSE) Program fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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, gender,
religion, gender 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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program . 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

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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