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Assistant Research Faculty

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Assistant Research Faculty

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position
Under general direction of the IOD Director, this position will be responsible to plan, develop, conduct, and supervise original research in the community-based disability arena, and publish results obtained as part of the IOD’s multi-disciplinary team.

Additional Job Information

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: Resume, research statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion. Applications received by 5:00pm on June 18, 2022 will receive priority review.

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, and service in areas related to disability policy and services or related field
  • Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Research Professor.
  • Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate independent research and supervise all phases of project for which responsible.
  • Documented experience successfully managing federal and or state grants and contracts.
  • Publication record, including peer reviewed publications, which reflects experience in relevant areas of disability policy and services, with a commensurate research funding history.
  • Documented record of external funding support through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service.
  • Must show excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse populations including individuals with lived experience, their families, and other related stakeholders.
  • Documented commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through research, service, teaching, or volunteerism.
  • High degree of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work both independently and with diverse constituencies.
  • Willingness to travel as required, both regionally and nationally.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and communication skills.
  • Ongoing supervisory experience which includes support and development across several types of employees.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated contribution to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience providing direct services or supports to individuals with disabilities and their families.
  • Knowledge of key federal and state policies and programs that impact the lives of people with disabilities (Medicaid, Social Security, Education, Labor, Housing, etc.).
  • Passion to connect research to service, and to develop research informed by the needs and interests of people with disabilities and their families.
  • History of supporting and mentoring graduate students and or student interns.
  • Lived experienced and or connection to disability.
  • Excellent organizational and program management skills.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices.
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting.

This Position is Responsible for the Supervision of:

Professional, Administrative, and Technical, Operating Staff, Adjunct Staff, Students.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Instructions to Applicants

INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2729/docs/126635.pdf.

Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

Applicants must apply https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/47077

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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