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Research Assistant Professor (UNH)

Company : University of New Hampshire
Location : Durham, NH


Research Assistant Professor

Posting Number: PF0776FY23

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Summary of Position

The position will be responsible for the leadership and administrative management of the New Hampshire Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Programs (LEND) and administration of grants and contracts in early intervention and early childhood education. Funding for LEND is awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration through a competitive application process every 5 years. The successful applicant will be expected to secure research/training funding to support the remainder of the annual salary. The Assistant Research Professor will join the IOD’s multi-disciplinary team of faculty.

Additional Job Information

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: Resume, research statement, and contact information for (3) professional references. UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Health professional with an earned doctorate in one of the required core disciplines (Audiology, Family, Genetics, Health Administration, Medicine/Pediatrics, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Public Health Policy, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education/Education) and demonstrated skills in planning, coordination, and administration of a major federally funded project; OR a currently approved LEND Program Director, with seven (7) or more years of experience in programs serving children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, genetic conditions, and other special health care needs. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Research Professor. Research Assistant Professor shall have completed formal advanced study appropriate to their field and shall have demonstrated success in carrying out externally funded research. Demonstrated success in academic instruction, advising and mentoring graduate students, and providing service to the university and profession. Documented experience successfully managing federal and or state grants and contracts.

Documented record of external funding support through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service. Must show excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse populations including individuals with lived experience, their families, and other related stakeholders. Documented commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through research, service, teaching, or volunteerism. High degree of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work both independently and with diverse constituencies. Willingness to travel as required, both regionally and nationally. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ongoing supervisory experience which includes support of several types of employees.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated contribution to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Knowledge of and experience in the early childhood sector (infant mental health, early childhood special education, early intervention). Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds. Knowledge of key federal and state policies and programs that impact the lives of people with disabilities (Medicaid, Social Security, Education, Labor, Housing, etc.) Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate independent research and supervise all phases of project for which responsible. Publication record, including peer reviewed publications, which reflects experience in relevant areas of disability policy and services, with a commensurate research funding history. Lived experience and/or connection to disability. Knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

This position is responsible for the supervision of

Professional, Administrative, and Technical , Operating Staff , Adjunct Staff

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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