The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for a Special Education Post-doctoral Research Associate positions focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This position is part of the newly launched Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative, which represents a significant investment in advancing cutting-edge autism research, training, and clinical services at the University of Virginia.
The post-doctoral training experience will emphasize specialized ASD assessment, intervention, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Training and research activities will occur in local schools and at the Sheila C. Johnson Center (SCJC) for Human Services, a state-of-the-art Center providing integrated multidisciplinary services for individuals of all ages. The position will involve active interdisciplinary training and collaboration with Curry's Clinical and School Psychology program and community partners such as the Virginia Institute of Autism.
The incumbent will participate in comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations and evidence-based intervention for ASD and other disabilities. They will also collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects focused on assessment development and empirical evaluation of academic and behavioral interventions for individuals with ASD. There will also be opportunities for manuscript writing, conference presentations, designing and testing new ideas for pilot studies. Other responsibilities may also include supervision of trainees (including students in Curry's new BCBAÂ® certification program) and community-based training.
Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals.
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Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.