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Teaching Assistant Professor & Director of TAP - Human Development & Family Studies (148137)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Champaign, IL
Closing date
Jul 5, 2021

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Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of the Autism Program (TAP)

Human Development & Family Studies

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Human Development & Family Studies within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a scholar to fill a 75% time 12-month (academic year) academic position. The position is a 55% specialized faculty and a 20% academic professional. The successful candidate will provide programmatic leadership and scholarship for a state-funded program that is part of the Autism Program of Illinois Network. The position is reappointed annually dependent on funding and programmatic needs and may become permanent if funds become available.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will manage a program of teaching and outreach/engagement in autism and neurodiversity.

Teaching Assistant Professor Duties

Duties include developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and workshops for individuals on the autism spectrum, family members and community professionals. Providing supervision to undergraduate and graduate student interns. Developing and teaching courses on autism and neurodiversity for credit and professional development certification. Collaborating with other campus units to support undergraduate students on the autism spectrum for career success. The individual will contribute to teaching, outreach, and community engagement; and contribute to departmental service.

Director Duties

The individual will provide leadership as director of the Autism Program (TAP) at UIUC. Providing programmatic and budgetary leadership for a state-funded program that is part of the Autism Program of Illinois Network.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field relevant to working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families (e.g., clinical psychology, human development and family studies, speech and hearing sciences, special education.) Must have a certification or licensing for practice in their respective fields. (e.g., for those having a degree in clinical practice in Speech-Language Pathology, have certifications from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and be eligible for an Illinois Speech-Language Pathology license.) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) clinical experience.

Teaching Assistant Professor Qualifications

Must have previous experience in developing educational programs for individuals on the spectrum, parents, professionals who work with autistic individuals.

Director Qualifications

Must have previous experience in program administration (e.g., developing and managing budgets, supervising staff, preparing reports, etc.).

Final approval is given by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Teaching Assistant Professor Qualifications

Experience with course development and supervision/instruction of graduate or undergraduate students is preferred.

SALARY: Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications.

PROPOSED START DATE AND LOCATION: As soon as possible; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Individuals from underrepresented populations are especially welcome to apply. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that details suitability for and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 5, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. To apply, please create your candidate profile and upload all required materials at https://jobs.illinois.edu/. Only applicants with complete profiles will be considered. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Anne Hall ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:ACES Category:1-Faculty Title:Teaching Assistant Professor & Director of TAP - Human Development & Family Studies (148137) Open Date:06/21/2021 Close Date:07/05/2021 Organization Name:Human Dvlpmt and Family Studies

Organization

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Faculty

A talented and highly respected faculty is the University's most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. 

Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Academic Resources

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 11 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Research

Students and scholars find the University an ideal place to conduct research. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is a model for interdisciplinary research, where eighteen research groups from sixteen University departments work within and across three broadly defined themes: biological intelligence, human-computer intelligent interaction, and molecular and electronic nanostructures. The University is also home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Undergraduate Education

The University has a fundamental commitment to undergraduate education. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in nine undergraduate divisions, which together offer some 4,000 courses in more than 150 fields of study.

Undergraduate admission is highly selective. In the 2001 freshman class, students in the middle 50% had ACT scores between 25 and 30 and ranked between the 83rd and 96th percentiles of their high school graduating classes.

The University enrolls over 9,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 disciplines. It is among the top five universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in the United States.

Also integral to the University's mission is a commitment to public engagement. Each year about 65,000 Illinois residents participate in scores of conferences, institutes, courses, and workshops presented statewide. Research and class projects take students and professors off campus to share expertise and technical support with Illinois farmers, manufacturing firms, and businesses. In a typical year, student volunteers log more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

The Arts

A major center for the arts, the campus attracts dozens of nationally and internationally renowned artists each year to its widely acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University also supports two major museums: the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion; and the Spurlock Museum, a museum of world history and culture. 

Other major facilities include the multipurpose Assembly Hall (16,500 seats); Memorial Stadium (70,000 seats), site of Big Ten Conference football games; and the Intramural-Physical Education Building, one of the largest recreational facilities of its kind on a university campus.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Illinois is about how we value difference to make a difference. http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/

As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through education, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience.

How can we appreciate difference to make a difference?

Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. We value it because we know that we have so much to learn from each other in our living, learning, and working environment.

Illinois is the place where we recognize the power of possibility and where great potential is realized. Inclusive Illinois is the vision of that place: a vision made real by leadership and commitment.

Illinois is the place where consensus is forged by discourse and where everyone’s contributions are recognized: significant contributions that elevate us because they are informed and enhanced by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, physical ability, religion, class, and national origin. We are enriched by these perspectives, and we are united by the very discourse that brings these views together.

It is a process. It is transformative. And we celebrate the remarkable changes we set in motion here … taking an important step … crossing boundaries … starting with our own.

It all starts with each of us: with our willingness to embark on the journey in the search for answers, and with our openness and acceptance of the answers we find. Illinois is the place where it all comes together.

Learn more about how Inclusive Illinois promotes diversity here.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

The commitment of the University to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law. Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by the University policy but not law is discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination in violation of University policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures. The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities

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