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DeafDigest Gold – January 26, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – January 26, 2014Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every MondayAmerica’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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New Book at Harris Communications

Ricki, a ten-year-old deaf girl living in Oklahoma, is crazy about
horses. Her dream is to win first place in a horse show. At her
grandparents’ farm she works toward that goal, riding their Quarter
Horse, Frosty. Then an unexpected event rocks her family’s
comfortable life, bringing new challenges for everyone.

Read more in the book “Ricki” (B1248), now available at Harris
Communications for only $10.00.
(Author: Lou Honderich; (2013) 161 pages; soft cover.)

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

Missouri School for the Deaf now has two interim
directors, replacing the retired superintendent
Barbara Garrison. These co-directors ate Margilee LaBoarde
and Harold Siebert, while awaiting selection of the
new superintendent..

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has
accused a New Jersey nursing home for pulling out
a job offer upon learning of the applicant’s deafness.
The applicant was well qualified for the position
he was applying, hence this lawsuit.

The board of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind has requested the state Attorney General
to negotiate a settlement of the contract of the
suspended superintendent Robert Hill.

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
announced that, on a gradual basis over several years, the
911 wireless system for the deaf will be installed everywhere
in Canada.


Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines,
contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC

April 12, 2014



Deaf Author Corner at Harris Communications

Find books and DVDs written or produced by deaf people at Harris
Communications. Our large selection includes books by Marlee Matlin,
Mark Drolsbaugh, and Cooper Nickerson. Find videos by ASL Films,
Everyday ASL, Dr. Sign, and Lance McWilliams.

From personal stories, to sign language instruction, to entertaining

films and music videos, we have a comprehensive collection of books and
DVDs written and produced by deaf people.

To see the complete selection, go to:

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A hearing man plans to run for the House of Representatives
in one state.
He needed money to pay for campaign (posters, TV commercials,
radio commercials, postage, etc). He asked his friend, who is
deaf, to help him raise money.
The deaf man was able to raise thousands of dollars in a
short time. Money from deaf community? No. Money from hearing
people? Yes.
Hearing people will donate money for their political
candidates. Many deaf people don’t!

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Lake Tahoe Event 2014
U.S. Deaf Skiers and Snowboarders Association
March 19 – March 22, 2014
at Lake Tahoe

more information


There is a coffee cafe that is popular in a small
town. Everyone knows everyone in that small town.
A deaf person would enter the cafe and wave
hi to friends. The friends will wave hi back at them.
But a hearing person would enter the same cafe
and chat with small groups of hearing people at
different tables. They gossip, talk about politics,
talk about sports, etc – before they go to the
counter to pick up coffee.
A big difference between deaf and hearing in a

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Questions about deaf-owned businesses



Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education program
prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing
clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all
time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such
professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental
health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for
recent graduates is 96 . 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as
proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall, 2014 school year.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students
contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition
at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit and
click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.

You may also contact:
Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361


Not every nation endorses sign language. The Irish legislative
body rejected the Sign Language bill by just three votes.
Needless to say, the deaf community is upset about it.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

deaf man dating a fake oral deaf woman

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.


European Union of the Deaf (EUD)

more information at:


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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Louisiana School for the Deaf

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why past Super Bowls have not shown ASL Star Spangled
banner singers on the screen?

A. The TV people think ASL is not important!

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:


Many DeafBlind individuals like to watch sports games.

So, the Super Bowl is coming up!  How can DeafBlind friends be included?  Some suggestions below:

Involve DeafBlind people in your party!

–      People can take turns informing DeafBlind friends what’s happening on TV

–      We don’t need every detail, but enough for us to be included

There are listservs that keep track of all the sports scores and discussions among DeafBlind people.

If you want to join this group here is the subscription information below:

Send a blank email

Some members post schedules and scores of NFL, NBA and MLB.  NCAA is too complicated and difficult to post.

Are we ready for the Super Bowl?

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That the Super Bowl people will definitely promise, under
pain of punishment, to have the ASL signer stay on the
screen during the pre-game ceremony, instead of pushing
her to a tiny box in the corer or pushing her out



Year 1846 – The Reverend Matthias Lloyd-Thomas of Cwmbran, South Wales just officiated his 3,000th funeral in his
61 years as a clergyman, giving over 10,000 sermons in
his church. He was deaf all his life!


DeafNumbers of the Week:


key in the word “deaf” in the google search box and
above is what one would get. To go through each
deaf link is, however, impossible!


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Morgan Shuda is a member of the rugby team at the
University of Minnesota at Duluth


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Luciano Cunha is a professional bodyboarder in Brazil


Deaf Sports Library

What is telemark skiing and who was our deaf champion?


DeafDigest Sports:

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please

click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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

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



(revised posting)

Executive Director
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to lead and provide strategic vision to the nation’s oldest school for the deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational program.

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application procedure, please visit the ASD website at Application deadline is February 7, 2014.



open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter

Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Walden School Family Partner

Walden School Day Child Care Worker

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker

Walden School Overnight Child Care Worker

Walden School Relief Worker

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Daycare Center Substitute Teacher

Daycare Center Substitute Classroom Assistant

System Administrator/Desktop Support

Cheerleading Head Coach

Cheerleading Assistant Coach

Softball Assistant Coach

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)

Residential Counselor – Boys Dorm (Anticipated Opening)

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three professional references to The application packet must be complete in order to be considered for the position.


Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:


position opening
Communication Specialist
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive use of a computer

1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to:


position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

Invites applications for the Executive Director position


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services.

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization’s budget, coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff’s professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for the development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Bachelor’s degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master’s degree, fluent in American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119


Application can be emailed to:

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole:


position opening
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Requests for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: a Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit


position opening
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website:

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.


or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.



position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to

and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014


position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D.

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce


Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor, Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2014

(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.  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 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 commitment to teaching and mentoring 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
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.    Provide evidence of any relevant certificates
7.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than two years old)
8.    Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:

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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, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!


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:

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: to learn more about each

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V


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