Open RIT Faculty Positions: Liberal Studies / English / Linguistics

Lecturer, Liberal Studies (5346BR)

The Department of Liberal Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment that would begin on January 4, 2021. Teach courses related to, but not limited to antiracism, social justice and disability justice at the Associate and Baccalaureate degree levels. Establish and coordinate two minor/immersions programs in Black Studies and Dialogues in Diversity, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts.

Lecturer, Liberal Studies–English (5345BR)

The Department of Liberal Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. The start date for this position will be on January 4, 2021. Responsibilities include teaching developmental English courses to satisfy curricular requirements of NTID’s associate degree programs; and participating fully in the department’s curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.

Assistant Director, Liberal Studies–English/Linguistics (5352BR)

The department of Liberal Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The start date for this position will be Spring 2021. Responsibilities include primarily teaching critical reading & writing, and possibly community development and inclusive leadership courses. In addition to teaching, the position requires the dissemination of scholarly research and full participation in the department curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.


Mano a Mano recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

As National Hispanic Heritage Month ends, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize that Mano a Mano would not exist if there was not a vast and wholly diverse Hispanic/Latino/Latinx population in the United States spread throughout all areas of our nation both urban and rural as well as our constituents in Puerto Rico.  We serve and represent a minority of a minority and we want to take this time to acknowledge that our work does not exist in a vacuum that’s separated from the intersectionality of the various communities we are striving to represent: Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Hispanic/Latino/Latinx; Spanish Speakers; Sign Language Interpreters; and countless others. I also want to take the time to encourage our members to become involved with Mano by running for a seat on our board in the upcoming election.  You should have already received a letter from our Nominations committee, but if you didn’t please visit our website or reach out to by October 25th to get more information!

Please give the following video a watch featuring members of the Mano a Mano executive board expressing why our Hispanic heritage is important to us!

A todos los miembros de Mano a Mano,

Como es el fin del mes nacional de la herencia hispana, quisiera yo aprovechar la oportunidad de reconocer que Mano a Mano no existiera sin la extensa y diversa población de herencia latina/latinx/hispana en EEUU y Puerto Rico.  Sabemos que el alcance hispano llega a todos las esquinas de nuestro país, que sea rural o urbana.  Sabemos que representamos y servimos a una minoría de una minoría y entendemos que no obramos en un vacío apartado de la interseccionalidad y diversidad de nuestras identidades: Sordo/hipoacúsico; hispano/latinx/latino; hispanohablante; intérpretes; entre varias otras.  Quisiera animar a nuestros miembros a involucrarse con Mano por presentarse en la próxima elección para ser un representante en nuestra junta.  Si no ha recibido la información del comité de nominaciones, por favor visite nuestro sitio web o envíe un correo electrónico a para recibir más información o nominarse o nominar a otra persona!

¡El siguiente video contiene algunos miembros de la junta ejecutiva de Mano hablando de la importancia de su herencia hispana!


Mano a Mano Board Call for Nominations 2020 Election

Saludos Mano A Mano, Inc Members!

It is time for the Mano a Mano Board of Directors election for the 2021-2023 cycle. The Nominations and Elections Committee is requesting that you respond to the attached call for nominations. As members, YOU know your own commitment to supporting the work of trilingual interpreters and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing families who require Spanish language services. Mano a Mano is a membership organization and needs the on-going, renewed support to both membership and leadership. YOU know the issues in your local communities, and that voice is needed in the process.  

Please consider running for office and self nominating or nominate other members who you know can take this organization in the direction to represent critical issues of our communities and liaise with other national and international organizations! Attached you will find the “Call for Board Nominations” document that lists the positions up for reelection this year, as well as the eligibility requirements for each position. If you would like to nominate yourself to a position, complete the nomination form on the last page of the document and send it to, so that our committee members can review it. If you would like to nominate someone else, simply reply to this email with the name of the individual you would like to nominate and the position you are nominating them for and we will contact them to see if they accept the nomination. We kindly ask you to respond by October 25th.

Should you have any questions please email Thank you for your support and we look forward to receiving your nominations!


Eli Sierra, MS, NIC, BEI Advanced Trilingual

Nominations and Elections Committee Chair


CEO Search Committee Announcement: CEO Position Open

From the CEO Search Committee

Hi! I’m Robin Horwitz and I am a member of the CEO Search Committee for RID. Today, RID is announcing the posting for the position of RID Chief Executive Officer. I will point out the details of the application process, selection process, and the anticipated schedule for the following months. 

Prior to the application deadline, all are given the opportunity to submit and ask questions pertaining to the CEO position and selection process. These questions will be collected and posted on the RID website as FAQs. All questions can be submitted to by August 3, 2019. Interested applicants should fill out the application, and provide a resume or CV. Applicants must also provide a letter of interest in both an ASL video and written English, including how the applicant meets each required qualification listed in the CEO job description. The deadline for submission of all applicant materials is August 10, 2019 by 11:59 PM (PST).

Materials will Materials will be reviewed by the CEO Search Committee once received. We expect to review them the third week of August, and video interviews with the applicants will be scheduled. The first-round interviews will be recorded for review purposes.

If selected, finalists’ previously submitted application materials videos will be shared with the three Councils: Diversity Council, Council of Elders, and Deaf Advisory Council. The committee will collect feedback from the aforementioned groups.  Finalists will then be selected by the search committee and invited for a second round face-to-face interview with the full RID Board of Directors on September 14, 2019.

At the conclusion of the interviews, the Board expects to make a decision within two weeks. The selected candidate will be offered the position, pending contract negotiation. When this has been completed, the Board will announce the new Chief Executive Officer of RID in the month of October. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at Thank you!

CEO Application: 

CEO Search Announcement:
Important dates to remember:
August 3, 2019… Questions submission deadline
August 10, 2019… Applications due by 11:59 PM (PST)
Late August 2019… First round video interview with CEO Search Committee
September 14, 2019... Second round finalists presented to Board
October 2019… Finalist selected for new CEO position

If you have any questions, contact

Thank you for supporting RID.

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