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DeafDigest Gold – December 27, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - December 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

Top News of the Year (July through December)

July
Helene Jarmer, who is deaf, was was elected as
Austria's parliamentary deputy on behalf of the
Green party.

August
A deaf man files lawsuit against Ohio State
University for not putting captions on the
football scoreboard

September
Taiwan has been accused of showcasing the Deaflympics
to show the world they can host any international
event, a political ploy that has angered China

October
Hurwitz selected as next president of Gallaudet


November
In honor of departing Gallaudet president Bob
Davila, a new school in California was named
Davila Day School. It is in Chula Vista

December
Apple's boss is Steve Jobs who has a considerable
hearing loss. Yet Apple was fined by FCC for not
making its devices compatible with hearing aids



(January-June top news is in the Blue edition)


- Very Hot News 

There was a national directory of deaf videophone users;
it was in business for five years. It has been shut down
recently due to abuses.


- Thursday December 24th 

Much furor ensued over Virgin Airlines "losing" the
deaf passenger, despite promising to watch over her
as she was to be transferred from one connecting
flight to another. DeafDigest is concerned that
hearing people, upon reading the story, will assume
that the deaf cannot fly on their own and must rely
on hearing people to guide them. Deaf people love
to travel and they do not rely on hearing people.
The "lost" deaf woman was illiterate and was not
able to follow the flight schedules displayed on
screens. Her illiteracy was the reason for family
concerns over her travel without supervision.


- Friday December 25th

After backing out of a joint interpreting program with
Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville 
(UL) is backing in on its own. UL will be establishing
its own brand new interpreting program. 


- Saturday December 26th

Ben's Bell is a project in Tucson, Arizona where it aims 
for people to help each other via powers of kindness.
A winner is announced every week in the Arizona Daily Star
newspaper. This week's winner is Eric Epstein, who is a 14-year
old deaf kid, for his efforts in bringing the diverse elements
together in his neighborhood via his ASL classes and other
acts of kindness. 


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)


Honoring those that departed us in 2009:
Dr James Marsters, dentist, Pasadena, CA
Ben Medlin, pillar, Dayton, OH Deaf Community
Marcella Meyer, GLAD founder
Leander Moore, much beloved teacher, Tennessee SD
Phil Moos, publisher, USA-L deaf news
Kenneth Musteen, leader, Arkansas
Dorothy Polakoff, Dept of Social Work, Gallaudet
Tom Riggs, interpreter & ASL instructor
Dr. Luther D. Robinson, pioneer, mental health needs of the deaf
Micki Simpson, North Carolina deaf leader
Raymond W. Scheid, Northern Virginia, go-getter
Jeanie Shickel, long time math teacher, Gallaudet University
Alyce Thomas, administrator, schools for the deaf
Joseph Cary Touchstone, scientist, U of PA School of Medicine
David Bar-Tzur, celebrity interpreter
Irma Kleeb Young, Knoxville, Tennessee advocate
Tim Young, Northampton, MA, colorful town character

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in the Blue edition)

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VINT CERF WAS WRONG
   Vint Cerf is hard of hearing, and he is the
Father of Internet.
   He was interviewed by a computer magazine in
1999. He told the writer that we will be emailing
with people that live on Mars in 2009. It is now
almost 2010, and we have not yet gotten got email from
someone on Mars!
   Vint was wrong about it.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/vintcerf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


BEST WAITER IN ROCHESTER
   At one time years ago, there was a waiter that worked
at the best Italian restaurant in Rochester, NY. He
was deaf and was a student at NTID/RIT.
   He earned more tips than all other hearing waiters.
His eyes were sharp and he did everything to make
hearing dining patrons happy.
   Who was that deaf waiter? It was Roberto Wirth,
who owns Hotel Hassler, the best hotel in Rome, Italy
and one of the best in the world!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bestwaiter/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


SHORTAGE OF DEAF PROFESSIONALS
   An administrator of an agency serving the deaf
pointed out something that is interesting.
   The administrator said that in the state, there
is a good number of deaf teachers in educational
programs for the deaf and of deaf counselors in
vocational rehabilitation offices.
   The shortage, as glaring as it is, is in non-teaching,
non-counseling fields. In other words, a shortage of
deaf accountants, deaf chemists, deaf biologists, 
deaf engineers, deaf architects, deaf computer
technicians, etc.


A YOUTUBE PET PEEVE
   What is a Youtube pet peeve, or rather, a Deaf Youtube
Pet Peeve?
   It is when hearing friends forward their deaf friends
videos that are voiced but with no captions. 
   While Google has added automatic speech recognition
feature to create instant captions, this system is
far from perfect. There will always be hits and
misses.   


SERIOUS DEAF CHESS
   Chess is a serious activity among the deaf overseas,
not so much in USA.
   There are two exceptions - chess teams at Rochester
School for the Deaf and Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf.
   These schools are competitive when playing against
other high school chess teams.
   There was a story in a Rochester newspaper about
the deaf team winning league games. And at Western
Pennsylvania, superintendent Don Rhoten said
"we are holding our own in the league."


POLITICS IN MARYLAND
   Maryland is a small state geographically. Despite its
small size it is diverse as far as the Deaf Community is
concerned - metro Washington area; metro Baltimore area;
Frederick area, Eastern shore, the mountains in western
Maryland. These communities are different from each other.
   Does the state help the deaf? Yes and no. The state
helps Maryland SD, but does not help the Office of Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing. 
   What about state legislators? They may help a deaf
constituent with his private concerns but would not support 
Deaf Child's Bill of Rights.
   And this irony - a deaf woman was hired by a state 
government agency - in response to a radio announcement
asking for the deaf to apply for state government jobs.
The deaf woman, of course, was not able to catch the
radio message - it was her mother-in-law that heard the
announcement and nudged her towards the state agency.
She was hired on the spot.
   Each state is different; some states are "deaf-friendly"
whereas other states are not.


ANOTHER DEAF WINERY
   Some time ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf owned winery
in Italy owned by a deaf man who communicates orally, but
was able to follow simple gestures.
   There is another one - owned by two deaf brothers, that
took over the family business. The parents felt the deaf could
not run the business, but were persuaded to let their deaf
sons take over.
   Not sure of the name of the winery because surfing the
web sites in Italian language could be bit tricky.



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

   The web site is at:

https://www.neca.org

It is the most important and the most powerful
organization many of us never heard of! It works
with FCC to oversee our relay service centers!




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is painful in the ear

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is partially deaf


Exactly what does that mean?

- deaf in one ear

or

- not profoundly deaf but either mildly
or moderately or even severely deaf 


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000
participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice,
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours
of seminars to choose from.

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other
conferences' hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower
next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
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There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
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Sign language DVDs are available online at
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A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.

These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC wants to switch from circuit switching to IP networks;
difficult to explain to non-engineers and non-technicians
what circuit switching is all about - but the concern is whether
it would affect services to the deaf. This is becoming an
issue right now.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

A hard of hearing wish list !

do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hardofhearingwishlist



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lori Kober
South Dakota's only deaf mortician & co-owner of
funeral home

http://www.plaintalk.net/cms/news/story-52905.html

she's the one on the left side


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Question of the week:

Q. How many social clubs for the deaf are there in USA?

A. Hard to say; there has never been an official count;
way back in the eighties, it was suggested that a new
organization be founded - called National Association of
Clubs of the Deaf. It was never established. At any
rate, there are a number of deaf social service agencies
which offer space in their headquarters for deaf socializing
purposes. Also many deaf groups get together at coffee houses,
so in essence, these are deaf clubs without being formally
titled as so.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

A deaf chef with his own program on the Food network on 
cable TV

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1937 - the educators of the deaf passed a resolution
defining the deaf and the hard of hearing, as follows

deaf - those whom the sense of hearing is non-functional

hard of hearing -  those whom the sense of hearing
although defective is functional with or without a hearing aid




a pretty much accurate definition, as we swing into year 2010


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Deaf and the Money:

Alfred I. duPont, was deaf; he was the great-great-great-grandson 
of Samuel duPont, who started the famed duPont business.

Because of family and personal issues, he dissociated himself
from the rest of the duPont family. What did he do with his
inherited riches?

Fopunded the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware,
a hospital for children.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19

number of years, and still counting, the efforts by the deaf community
to have Dummy Hoy inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Why isn't he inducted? Politics by the Veterans Committee members,
you know!

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DeafDigest Sports

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position opening
Director of Development & Marketing
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking 
a Director of Development & Marketing with a proven track record in 
fundraising, grant writing, donor solicitation, and planned giving.  

FBI clearance, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required.  

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  

Visit our web site at 
http://www.thescrantonschool.org for a complete position description.  

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
c/o SSDHHC
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Fax:   412-244-4211
Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty
Master of Science Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

The Master of Science in Secondary Education program 
( http://ntid.rit.edu/msse ) invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty 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 doctoral degree (or ABD) in the 
education of the deaf, English or 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 as well as a record of scholarly productivity 
relevant to the position are required.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight 
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

Description:
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; 
conducting research in areas related to the program; providing academic, 
capstone project and job placement advising; and assisting the program 
director in various projects.  The successful candidate must be 
committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and active engagement 
in scholarly or creative activities related to instruction and 
curriculum.  Women, individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals, and members of other under-represented groups are strongly 
urged to apply

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference 
strongly preferred.
 
The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

For complete details and application procedures, see 
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34230.  Please submit your 
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship 
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and 
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin 
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. 

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States


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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Teach ASL
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
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

Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and materials
development for ASL courses


REQUIRED:
- MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction

- ASLTA Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers 
Association or currently pursuing certification
        
- Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:        
- Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to the 
field of ASL instruction

- Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association 

- At least three years teaching experience at the secondary and/or 
post-secondary level

- Experience with curriculum development

- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL instruction

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34287.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Baldev Kaur Khalsa, Search Committee Chair 
Department American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3640
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:bkknss@rit.edu 

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Tenure Track Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
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


Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and 
materials development for ASL courses

REQUIRED:
- MA/MS in an appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction, with additional experience equivalent* to a doctoral 
degree.

OR

Doctoral degree (or ABD**) in ASL Teaching or a relevant field, 
for example, ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, 
Cross-Cultured Communication, Communication Curriculum and 
Instruction, Language Instruction, Adult 
Education, and Deaf Education.

- Significant experience with curriculum development.

- Qualified-level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association required within two years of hire; must achieve 
Professional Level Certification by tenure review time.

- Native or native-like proficiency in American Sign Language.  

-  Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of ASL 
instruction.

PREFERRED:        
- Doctoral degree in ASL Teaching, or a relevant field, for example, 
ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultured 
Communication, Communication Curriculum and Instruction, Language 
Instruction, Adult Education, and Deaf Education.

- Teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten-month, full-time, tenure track** position

* "experience equivalent to a doctoral degree" for this position 
means: presentation at national conferences within the field; 
research experience and/or contributions, curriculum development 
experience, and published peer reviewed articles within the field.

** If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or 
her employment with lecturer status.  The position will be converted 
to tenure-track at the start of the contract year after the candidate 
has completed the degree.  At that time, the probationary period for 
tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34327.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Leisa R. Boling, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3644
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:LRBNSS@rit.edu

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position opening
Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

School of Education
Department of Exceptional Education

Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our 
American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's 
Department of Exceptional Education.  Minimum requirements of this 
position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 
3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, 
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or 
near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of 
American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  

This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate 
with experience.  

To apply, visit: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
A completed application will include letter of application, 
vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references.   Additionally, 
submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can 
evaluate your teaching.
  
We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt 
of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted 
online. 

Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of 
Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of 
applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until 
position is filled.  The position start date is August 1, 2010.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  The University of 
Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment 
opportunity employer.  

For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported 
crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 
414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of 
Deafness related programs including:

-  ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements
- Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies
- Interpreter Training, 
- ASL Teacher Certification
- Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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We are recruiting for these positions
- Content Specialist
- Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Manager, Educational Planning Office
- Manager, Institutional Compliance
- Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
- Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002
 
Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. 

To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job application 
form to: 

Gallaudet University 
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to: 
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office 
at 202-651-5352

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: 

http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and then click 
on specific position you are interested in.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational 
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, 
national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered 
veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, 
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source 
of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or 
any other unlawful basis.  

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer qualified 
individuals from protected classes for available positions.  

Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's policy 
and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint should contact the 
University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, 
Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated December 27th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, 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 Specialist
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:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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