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Help Wanted: Technology Access Program Director
- Working for:
- Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C..
- Closing Date:
- not provided.
- Desired Start Date:
- August 15, 2010.
- Position duties and responsibilities:
- This is a tenure track position for a faculty member whose primary area of responsibility is research (at the investigator or principal investigator level), acquisition and management of research grants, and supervision of staff and students toward effective completion of research and related outcomes. The focus of the research is accessibility and usability of communication technologies by deaf and hard of hearing people. The teaching load of this position, while it may vary depending on the research load, is one course per year. Responsibilities include assuming project responsibilities and management in the conduct of a grant already underway in this department (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access, 2009-2014).
- Requirements for successful applicants:
- 1. Ph.D. with research orientation. Because this is an interdisciplinary center, we are open to considering candidates with a range of educational backgrounds (e.g., engineering, psychology/human factors, management-related advanced degrees, public policy), if the candidate has proven track record of active research and publication prior to application and meets the other qualifications.
2. Communication competence in ASL that is sufficient for conversation is necessary to begin work in this position, and a commitment to rapid improvement in signing skills is essential if the candidate is not fully fluent at time of hire. Note that to acquire tenure at Gallaudet, faculty must pass a proficiency exam in American Sign Language.
3. Evidence of strong interest in the accessibility of society to people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and strong knowledge in this area.
4. Evidence of participation in acquisition of sponsorship for university research.
Dr. Judy Harkins , Director, TAP
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002