Autism Spectrum Disorder Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-10
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 BCBA® 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.REQUIREMENTS:
An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field, with autism teaching and research experience is required by the start date of the position.
Research associates are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. This will position will be open until filled.
For questions about the position, please contact Emily Solari, Professor of Education, at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at [email protected]APPLICATION PROCESS
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder Post-Doctoral Research Associate'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder Post-Doctoral Research Associate'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).