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DeafDigest Gold – December 27, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - December 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 .. 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) .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. FREE SHIPPING IN DECEMBER! Do your holiday shopping at WCI from the comfort of your home! Choose from the wide selection of products on our website or in the catalog. And here's a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00! (excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i) Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend! There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at http://www.DrSign.com Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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. .. 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) .. 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 .. 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. .. Wish List of the Week: A deaf chef with his own program on the Food network on cable TV .. 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 .. 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. .. 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! .. DeafDigest Sports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com it is not available online, only by email -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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