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Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

Western Oregon University
Oregon, United States
$54,215.00 - $54,215.00
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment #:            F-2105

Review Date:                    January, 4, 2022-Open until filled

Department:                     DSPS/COE

Salary:                                  $54,215 [See Article 16 Salary]



Department / Job Summary:

The Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies seeks qualified applicants for an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Master's degree program. This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, which is a fully online graduate program leading to initial teacher licensure in Oregon. The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.


The Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education position is a full time, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer employment. Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both online and traditional instructional methods. This position is expected to provide leadership for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), The Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies (DSPS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); develop syllabi; develop program-level assessments; create observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students. The successful candidate will teach in an online mode and will use web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction using the university LMS. Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  Holding this faculty position remotely may be negotiated


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution; ABD candidates will be considered, doctoral degree expected by start date.
  • Teacher Licensure; Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing; OR
  • Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
  • Knowledge of linguistic principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and native-like fluency in ASL and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
  • Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision
  • Online teaching experience
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
  • Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., LGBTQ+, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status)
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Evidence of a commitment to working collegially


Start Date: September 16, 2022 or earlier if mutually agreeable


Required Application materials (PDF preferred):  

  1. WOU Employment Application form available here
  2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
  3. Review the Board Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and respond to the following Diversity questions
  4. Teaching philosophy statement
  5. Curriculum vitae including evidence of scholarly activity
  6. Contact information for three references and/or current letters of recommendation
  7. Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned


Contact Information:

Questions regarding the position may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Marie LeJeune,


For more information about the College of Education, go to


For more information about the Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, go to


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


Application Instructions:

You may submit all materials online at


Note: A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:

F-2105, AP Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to; OR fax to: 503-838-8522.


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