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FACULTY MSD - Library/Digital Media Teacher

Contractual Position

Recruitment #22-009009-0004


This is an anticipated opening for the 2022-2023 School Year.
Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

The primary of this position is to develop and implement a bilingual educational program for Deaf students in a language accessible environment conducive to the development of the optimal social and emotional growth of Deaf students and to provide a language enriched environment through use of sign language and printed words to meet the varied needs of Deaf students. To be responsible for the classroom instruction of various digital media classes and to teach computer skills and to monitor and maintain the school library.


Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for the computer, digital media, and STEM courses taught. Provide instruction in library/digital media skills. Assess and teach Deaf students including the implementation of Maryland’s state standards. Prepare solid lesson plans based on student assessments and data, and teach lessons using the best practices of bilingual pedagogy and differentiated instruction. Maintain lesson plans, grade books, portfolios, unit plans, daily attendance, and emergency classroom lesson plans. Design and make instructional materials and technology media to enhance student learning. To teach film and video production, editing, cinematography techniques, photography, graphic design, coding, visual communication strategies and others as appropriate. Monitor and maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning. Provide leadership and expertise at the school library including serving as school media and digital media teacher. Maintain all library equipment, materials, and library-related inventories. Make recommendations for the ordering of books, magazines, library/media equipment, and materials. Provide professional development on use of media equipment and technological devices. Be proficient with both MAC and PC platforms. Collaborate with teachers and staff in promoting literacy with all students. Assume other duties as directed by the Principal and Assistant Principals.


Education:  Bachelor's degree required.

Candidates must be eligible to apply for or be willing to obtain certification by the Maryland State Department of Education within a prescribed amount of time.  Fluency in American Sign Language and written English required.  Knowledge of the Deaf culture, Deaf Education, students with additional disabilities and ability to teach students on different levels and with varying educational and language acquisition backgrounds is required.


Master's degree in Education or Special Education of Deaf students, Maryland State Department of Education Certification. Software knowledge preferred: Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Photoshop.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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