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Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education is a quarterly journal designed to bridge the gap between researchers, educators, and service providers. Copies of this journal are made available to all members. Please feel free to look at our online library for current or past issues going back to 2006.  Not a member? Learn about membership here.

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Southern University and A & M College – Research Associate

Position Title: Research Associate Institution: Southern University and A & M College Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Posted Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 Application Due Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Position Description Type: Full Time Job Description The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (DRDS) at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be hiring a Research Associate for the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center – Targeted Communities, a $2.5 million per year, multi-site, multi-partner national project providing intensive, on-site technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and local partners to help economically disadvantaged individuals in economically disadvantaged communities overcome systemic barriers to VR participation and employment outcomes. This project award is through September 2020. Under the general supervision of the project director (PD) and principal investigator (PI), and direct supervision of other senior level project staff (i.e. Project Manager), the research associate will work with the Southern University VRTAC-TC project to interact and coordinate activities with six additional partner institutions. The overall project consists of six (6) institutions of higher education (IHEs) and one (1) national organization. The prospective candidate will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of economically disadvantaged groups in executing goals, objectives and strategies to improve employment and quality of life outcomes for persons with disabilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Communicate research findings and best practices to project partners and other vocational rehabilitation related entities. • Work collaboratively with program manager (PM) in carrying out project tasks such as providing assistance with composing correspondence and developing standard forms for data collection and/or...

Mississippi State University – Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies Institution: Mississippi State University Location: Starkville, MS Posted Date: August 31, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Salary: TBD Position Description The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor position. Mississippi State University is a land-grant institution designated as a “very high research activity university” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in Starkville, MS and has a student population of more than 20,000. The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to help us implement six funded research projects. Responsibilities of this position include using social science research techniques to design, organize, conduct, analyze, and disseminate applied research about people who are blind or visually impaired. Minimum qualifications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor are: A terminal degree in psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, special education, social work, or a related field Evidence of research productivity Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills Expertise in data management, quantitative methodology, and statistical analyses Expertise using a variety of software, including spreadsheets and statistical packages Preferred qualifications are: At least one year of experience in a research setting Experience working with secondary datasets Experience with experimental designs/conducting experiments Ability to conduct analyses using a variety of statistical techniques Good publication record Experience in blindness research or service ABD applications will be considered, but the candidate must possess a PhD prior to employment start...

East Carolina University – Clinical Assistant Professor

Position Title: Clinical Assistant Professor Institution: East Carolina University Location: Greenville, NC 27858, United States Posted Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description Vacancy #: 002679 Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled As a full-time, non-tenure-track, fixed-term faculty position at the title of Clinical Assistant Professor or higher in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies, duties will include teaching (90% of FTE) undergraduate and graduate courses and service to include student advisement and membership and leadership in the academic and professional communities (10% of FTE). Teaching load will include four courses during fall semesters, four courses during spring semesters, and two courses during summer semesters. Position will be assigned to support the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services program. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Counseling from a CACREP accredited program, or a doctoral degree in a closely related field and one year full time experience as a faculty in a counselor education program. Three years of full time experience providing direct counseling services. Ability to use learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard) and word processing. Possession of or eligibility for NC licensure as a Professional Counselor. Possession of or eligibility for national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor, or possession of or eligibility for NC licensure as a Clinical Addictions Specialist. Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)...

Auburn University – Assistant Research Professor (Non-Tenure Track)

Position Title: Assistant Research Professor (Non-Tenure Track) Institution: Auburn University Location: Auburn, AL Posted Date:  June 13, 2017 Application Due Date: Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. Position Description The Center for Disability Research and Policy Studies, a research unit within the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling in the College of Education at Auburn University is seeking to fill an opening for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor. The Center is in need of an Assistant Research Professor with academic credentials in rehabilitation, counseling, or related with a research focus on practices that facilitate individuals with significant disabilities accessing the primary labor market, achieving community integration, and living independently. The Assistant Research Professor’s position is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty assignment within the Auburn University research faculty family. The selected individual will have a one-year written employment contract, which may be renewed for future years based on need, availability of funding, and performance. The total term of employment will not exceed the period of available funding from contract and grant, generated income, or other designated funds. Minimum Qualifications (1) Earned doctorate (by start date) in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field (2) Evidence of ability to contribute to and maintain a record of research and scholarship (3) Strong qualitative and/or quantitative evaluation skills, including sample design, mixed method designs, data analysis and instrument development (4) Expertise in the use of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS (5) Knowledge, skills, experience, abilities, and demonstrated leadership in disability issues, advocacy, policies, and best practices (6) Demonstrated...

Southern University – Baton Rouge – Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

Southern University is in Baton Rouge, the Capital City of Louisiana with a population of more than 500,000 Baton Rouge serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center for South Louisiana. The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city of Baton Rouge. The campus encompasses 512 acres of beautiful moss-covered oaks, with an agricultural experimental station on an additional 312-acre site, located 5 miles north of the main campus. The campus boasts a warm, student-friendly environment supported by faculty and staff committed to assisting students on their paths to success. The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies offers an undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Services and a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (both on campus and online). The graduate program offers a 48 hour CORE accredited curriculum with specialization in Assistive Technology (AT) and Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA); and a 60 hour curriculum with specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR). The program is applying for CACREP accreditation for Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Currently, the department has three Long Term Training Grants and one VR Technical Assistant Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education; and two Field Initiated Research Projects from the National Institute on Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Status: Tenure Track Deadline: August 14, 2017 or until filled Job Responsibilities: Teach mostly undergraduate courses and graduate course (on campus and online) as needed, supervise field experience students, supervise student research, advise students, write grant proposals, engage in scholarly...

University of North Texas – Professor (Tenure Track)

Position Title: Professor Institution: University of North Texas Location: Denton, TX Posted Date: Monday, January 30, 2017 Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Position Description Job Summary/Basic Function: The University of North Texas is seeking to fill a Professor position for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. This position is a nine-month, tenure-track, position at the rank of Professor beginning fall 2017. The Ph.D. program in Health Services Research (HSR) provides opportunities for specialized expertise across several Concentration areas: Applied Gerontology, Audiology, Rehabilitation Science, & Speech-Language Pathology. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer employment is contingent on student demand and funding Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Audiology, Gerontology, Health Services Research, Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation, other Social Science with a health focus, or a related medical discipline with an existing record of external funding and a strong and viable research agenda. This position requires demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research, obtain peer-reviewed funding, mentor pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, teach at the graduate level, and work collaboratively as members of interdisciplinary teams. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in relevant areas of expertise. Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have interests and expertise in applied research areas including, but not limited to, health policy analysis, audiology, speech pathology, disparities in health care and disability, disability and chronic health across the lifespan and/or health policy analysis. Candidates might have prior leadership experience in a health care setting or experience teaching in an accredited Health Care focused graduate program. The candidate will be expected to pursue an externally-funded research agenda while collaborating...

Western Washington University – Associate Director of disAbility Resources for Students

Position Title: Associate Director of disAbility Resources for Students Institution: Western Washington University Location: Bellingham, WA Posted Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description The Associate Director of disAbility Resources for Students (DRS) provides operational oversight, management, supervision and campus-wide daily leadership in support of Western’s commitment to students with disabilities engaged in academic and co- and extracurricular activities. The Associate Director reports to the Registrar, who also serves as the Director of DRS. This is a permanent 12-month, full-time position with excellent benefits. About the College/Department: disAbility Resources for Students provides equal access for students with disabilities to all curricular and co-curricular opportunities at Western by ensuring that qualified students with disabilities receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations. DRS is committed to an environment and culture of inclusion, equity and diversity in our staff and collaborative programmatic efforts to ensure academic success for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are deeply established in all areas of co- and extra-curricular activities, athletics and across all academic disciplines including exceptional scholarship. The department strives for excellent retention and graduation of students with disabilities and incorporates efficient use of technology with individualized support and development. DRS collaborates with many university offices including academic departments, the Counseling Center, Equal Opportunity, Dean of Students, Student Health Ce nter, Financial Aid and Admissions in order to advance department, division and university goals. DRS organizationally reports to the Registrar/DRS Director, who in turn reports to the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. Position Responsibilities: Provide leadership, supervision and management of DRS daily operations Provide direction and development of DRS...

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Director of Integrated Employment Institute (IEI)

Position Title: Director of Integrated Employment Institute (IEI) Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Location: Scotch Plains, NJ Posted Date: Monday, January 9, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: The director develops and implements vision for Integrated Employment Institute (IEI) by: 1) promoting employment and education services integrated throughout mental health, community, and social services systems in New Jersey and nationally; and 2) fostering employment outcomes in the competitive workforce for persons with mental health conditions. The director oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of training, technical assistance, mentoring, professional development courses, relevant academic courses, research activities, and system change services. The director also develops the IEI budget manages expenditures, schedules, assigns, and evaluates the work of IEI faculty and staff. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Psychology or other related field. Supervision experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated knowledge of organizational structure, culture and change; experience working with people with mental health conditions including the provision of supported employment and/or supported education as well as significant experience developing, delivering and evaluating teaching/training activities. Candidates with master’s degree plus extensive administrative and/or research experience in supported employment or supported education will be considered. Duties: Develops and implements vision for IEI consistent with RBHS-SHP vision, taking into account employment practices for persons with mental illness and other disabilities, system, policy, and research considerations. Manages the daily operations of IEI including its educational seminars, and technical assistance endeavors. Provides reports to the department chair and NJ DMHAS, participate in meetings for planning and evaluation. Oversees the collection and...

UNC – Chapel Hill: Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure or Non-Tenure Track Institution: – UNC – Chapel Hill: Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Location: Chapel Hill, NC Posted Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: The Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS), at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. This position can be either tenure- or non-tenure track. The Department of Allied Health Sciences is part of the UNC School of Medicine and is located on the main campus. The Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling provides outstanding opportunities and support for research, teaching, and clinical practice in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. There is a strong potential for collaboration within AHS, the UNC School of Medicine, other departments at UNC, and within the community setting. The master’s program in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling currently has 40 full-time students. The program is RSA-funded, and offers innovative opportunities for stu dents to focus on developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disabilities. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Further information about the Department and Division is available at http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/ Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising master’s level graduate students in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, delivering clinical services at the new, state of the art UNC outpatient clinical rehabilitation center and conducting research. We are especially interested in candidates with...

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging

Position Title: Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: Illinois Posted Date: Monday, December 19, 2016 Application Due Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Position Description: The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu) within the College of Applied Health Sciences (http://ahs.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://illinois.edu) is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement. Our 35 interdisciplinary faculty are housed within state of the art research facilities, including the $10 million Khan Annex and Center for Wounded Veterans. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health, an MS degree in Rehabilitation, and a CEPH accredited MPH degree. KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with engineering, psychology and nutrition al sciences as well as the Center for Health Aging and Disability, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, local hospitals and community organizations. Position: The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for outstanding candidates with a background in health, technology and aging research. The department and college are currently spearheading a campus-wide initiative focusing on the creation, utilization and testing of technologies to improve the lives of older adults. This initiative has already resulted in a high-profile senior hire and we seek to continue to build a critical mass of faculty in health, technology and aging. We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds, training, and research portfolios that integrate health, technology and aging research. Successful applicants would study healthy aging by bridging technology (e.g. mobile health, sensors, smart...