The University of Minnesota is actively building capacity in the area of ASD. The commitment to growth and innovation are evidenced by the 5 hires made in this area since 2013 and the establishment of a new Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to the larger cross-campus interdisciplinary community of scholars involved in autism and neurodevelopmental disability research. The Special Education Program, the Department of Educational Psychology, and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are continuing the commitment to growth by encouraging applicants who have a vision to advance research and practice in the areas of autism and neurodevelopmental disability. The College is home to a LEND (MN LEND - emphasizing interdisciplinary leadership training) and a UCEDD (Institute for Community Integration, ICI )with excellent ties to the University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and the Center for Neurobehavioral Development (CNBD).
Research (40%): Develop and maintain a strong record of scientific scholarship pertinent to academic, social, and/or behavioral outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities, while maintaining a commitment to securing external funds to support the individual’s scholarly inquiry and graduate training.
Teaching and Advising (40%): Provide instruction, and leadership in the Special Education program (which includes both undergraduate and graduate level teaching opportunities); advise graduate students while making strong contributions to the ongoing activities of the undergraduate and graduate training program, the department, the college, and the University.
Service (20%): Participate in program, department, college, university, local/regional schools, and other service or civic engagement activities, such as service on internal committees or task forces and making presentations to external constituencies. Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
An earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field
Evidence of ability to teach and contribute to academic program development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Demonstrated scholarly record in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations in the area of ASD or DD
We are particularly interested in individuals whose research will contribute to the evidence base supporting data-based decision-making to guide prevention and early and/or intensive intervention
Program of research entailing assessment and/or intervention, such as developmental behavioral intervention, positive behavior intervention and support, or other evidence-based instructional methods for individuals with ASD/DD
Evidence of ability to secure research or training grants
Experience teaching at the UG or Graduate level in the area of ASD/DD
Teaching license that covers ASD
Internal Number: 326834
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