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Assistant Research Professor of Special Education & Multiple Abilities

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Closing date
Jun 18, 2021

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Job Details

Requisition Number::

0812816

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Research Professor of Special Education & Multiple Abilities

Organization::

212701 - SPECIAL ED AND MULTIPLE ABILITIES

Position Summary::

The Assistant Research Professor will work with a research team, led by Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Professor Gregory J. Benner. The research will focus on the development of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic innovations for educators who serve students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). For example, over the next three years, the team will develop the Social and Emotional Learning Study Groups (SELSG+) professional learning innovation for elementary educators who serve youth with EBD. The team is also engaged in the examining the efficacy of reading and behavioral strategies designed to improve the learning outcomes of school-age youth who have or are at-risk of being diagnosed with EBD. The team is also engaged in the implementation and evaluation of the Whole School, Whole Community and Whole Child approach (WSCC) in communities nationwide (see: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/wscc/index.htm). The position is funded for three years and will only be renewed if external funding is secured to support its continuation.

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama, College of Education seeks an innovative individual for a non-tenure earning Assistant Research Professor position to join and work with a research team affiliated with the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities Program. The position is available from 8/16/21-8/15/24.
The main obligation of this position is to work with a research team, led by Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Professor Gregory J. Benner. The research will focus on the development of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic innovations for educators who serve students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). For example, over the next three years, the team will develop the Social and Emotional Learning Study Groups (SELSG+) professional learning innovation for elementary educators who serve youth with EBD. The team is also engaged in the examining the efficacy of reading and behavioral strategies designed to improve the learning outcomes of school-age youth who have or are at-risk of being diagnosed with EBD. Finally, the team is also engaged in the implementation and evaluation of the Whole School, Whole Community and Whole Child approach (WSCC) in communities nationwide (see: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/wscc/index.htm). The position is funded for three years and will only be renewed if external funding is secured to support its continuation. The position is funded for three years and will only be renewed if external funding is secured to support its continuation.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in the broad field of Special Education and have experience working in schools. The candidate must also have applied research experience related to multi-tiered systems of support. It is preferred that the candidate also have a documented history of grant funding, research experiences across methodologies (e.g., quantitative, single case design, and qualitative) and some experience working with a research team.

The search will remain open until the position is filled and/or contingent upon funding. Only an electronic interview is required.

All Required Documents Must Submitted Via the UA Portal (incomplete set of documents will not be reviewed or considered):
1.Cover Letter detailing focus on school-age youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and learning difficulties served in alternative education, residential facilities, and secure juvenile justice facilities as well as current and in review external funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator
2.Vita
3.Research Philosophy Statement
4.3-year Detailed Research Plan (attach as other document 1)
5.Official Transcript with conferred Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree from an accredited university (attach as other document 2)
6.Two Professional Letters of Recommendation from persons familiar with your research line from university research faculty who are not current supervisors or past doctoral advisors
7.Sample of Research Publications per the setting, population, and area foci detailed above (either published, in press, or ubmitted for publication) (maximum of 5) (attach as other document 3)

Questions Regarding this Position:
Gregory J. Benner, Ph.D. [email protected]

Additional Position Information::

Research Professor positions are non-tenure earning.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law” http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf
“EEO is the Law” http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

11/09/2020

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Only complete application packets with all the required documents will be considered. Only an electronic-interview will be required.

College/School/Division::

Education

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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