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Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Deleted on 10/09/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fresno, CA
Faculty - Health - Communication Disorders
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
California State University, Fresno
College of Health and Human Services
Comm Disorders & Deaf Studies
Vacancy # 11823

Deaf Studies
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing positions are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone.
  • Available for Academic Year: 2013/2014.
  • Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate.
Position Characteristics: The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure track position in Deaf Studies at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank with a fall 2013 start date. This position will teach and supervise student teaching in a Deaf Studies curriculum with a comprehensive philosophy. Coursework prepares students to teach or interpret in culturally and linguistically diverse environments for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The successful candidate may be expected to perform administrative duties including preparing accreditation and credential documents, coordinating site visits and collaborating with other campus credential programs. Other responsibilities include: student advising and supervising student research projects. Faculty members are expected to participate in research related to the discipline. Research is to be supported through grants and contracts and involve collaboration with other research scientists to disseminate research results. Willingness and ability to work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams and to complete tasks on time are essential characteristics of the person filling this position. 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. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of university governance and provide academic and professional advice to students. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. California State University, Fresno has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The campus is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in deaf education, deaf studies, linguistics, or a closely related discipline is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered; however, candidates must have an earned doctorate for appointment. Qualifying degrees must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires a higher level of experience and accomplishment in teaching and scholarly productivity than that required for appointment at the assistant professor level.

Teaching Or Other Experience: Successful teaching experience with deaf and hard of hearing students in an academic, standards-based environment and/or teaching experience at the university level. Preference will be given to candidates with a history of active participation or leadership roles in the Deaf Studies profession or relevant professional organizations and native/near native like fluency in American Sign Language. The successful candidate must have an excellent record or potential for an excellent record in university level instruction. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching, research, and scholarly activities, including successful grantsmanship and research publications. Our preferred candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit:

Other Requirements: Revised: Added 7/17/2012. 1) Employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States as stated in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 2) This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. 4) California State University, Fresno publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders. Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

Application Instructions: Submit online application at and attach the following materials: 1) Cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information of five references other than those writing letters of recommendation. The following will be required of candidates invited to an on-campus visit and must be received via mail prior to arrival on campus: Official graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months); These documents need to be mailed directly to: Bryan Berrett, Search Chair; Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies; 5310 North Campus Dr. M/S PH80; California State University, Fresno; Fresno, CA 93740-8019; Ph: 559-278-7218; Email:

Open Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 10/15/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/30/2013 if not filled.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

California State University, Fresno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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