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Tenure Track Faculty - Deaf Studies

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 27, 2022

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Tenure Track Faculty - Deaf Studies

Job No: 520630
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science





The Deaf Studies program, housed in the College of Education in the department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, currently has four Deaf full-time faculty serving diverse undergraduate major and minor students, as well as students from the larger student body meeting language and General Education requirements. The BA in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and world society. With an all-Deaf faculty, the program promotes the understanding of Deaf people as a linguistic and cultural group. The program encourages students to analyze existing stereotypes and policies relating to Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in order to work both within their own communities and others in effecting change for the betterment of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.


The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2023 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional/research experience.


Duties will consist of teaching lower and upper division ASL undergraduate courses; undergraduate advising; engaging in scholarly activities; active participation on department, college and university committees, and engagement in service to the institution. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining regular and close contact with the Deaf community and community colleges.

  • Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Communication, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, Gender & Equity Studies, Disability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Education or similar field. ABD candidates will be considered and must complete the doctoral degree by August 2024
  • Native or near-native competency in American Sign Language.
  • Skill/experience with a learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, D2L)
  • Knowledge of /in relevant to the teaching of theory courses in Deaf Studies, American Sign Language and other related coursework
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of California college students.
  • Ability to effectively teach and engage a diverse population of students
  • Record of scholarship in respective area of specialization
  • Education and training related to ASL, the Deaf community and its culture.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and service

The program reminds applicants that only the required qualifications must be met to apply.

  • Ability to use innovative and diverse pedagogy and create inclusive classrooms
  • Experience in teaching through the Signing Naturally Curriculum
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Experience teaching ASL, Deaf Studies and/or sign language interpreting at the college level
  • Experience in developing and maintaining University-community collaboration
  • Expertise in Deaf Education or ASL pedagogy and curriculum development highly desirable
  • Evidence of collaboration with diverse students and faculty
  • Post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience
  • Examples of attempt or record of internal and/or external grant activities


Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022; position open until filled. Applicants must submit their application and the following materials online:
  1. Cover letter that includes a concise (up to 3 pages) statement of teaching philosophy, research/scholarly plan and service activities
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page statement describing how the applicant's firsthand experiences inform their advocacy for antiracism and inclusion in teaching and research
  4. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
  5. The names and contact information of at least three references who can speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant
  6. A 5-10 minute video of the candidate explaining their background and expertise in American Sign Language
  7. Recent evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student or peer evaluations), if applicable.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Evan Hibbard, Deaf Studies Search Committee Chair at

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

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Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: October 26, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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