Research Professor

University of Maryland

United States

July 1, 2021


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Position Number: 116438

Title: Research Professor Functional Title: Research Professor Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.00 Unit: EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Transition & Career Innovation (CTCI) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland seeks a Director of the CTCI at the rank of Research Professor (non-tenure line), who specializes in the transition of students and youth with disabilities from secondary school to adult life. The contract period is three years, renewable contingent upon securing grants and contracts, and begins in August, 2021.

Located within a research-intensive university, CTCI serves a wide array of stakeholders to promote the growth and development of transition-aged youth with disabilities, especially rehabilitation professionals, educators, school administrators, and local, state, and federal policy makers. Research duties of the CTCI director focus on obtaining external funding for fielding and testing effectiveness of prospective intervention programs for this population on outcomes of education, employment, and income, using clinical trial and other designs. Service duties include, but are not limited to providing and supervising Center staff who offer technical support and advanced training to state and local transition professionals. CTCI serves a diverse community, and we are committed to recruiting and retaining a staff that reflects the rich social and cultural landscape of the State of Maryland. We aim to promote an inclusive environment that supports diversity in multiple forms, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic identity, ability, gender identity and expression and sexual orientation.

As a strategic, visionary, and interdisciplinary leader, the CTCI Director will extend the state-of-the-art in multiple specialty areas that promote the development of transition-age youth with disabilities (and their families), particularly secondary transition, vocational rehabilitation, and general education. The Director also will develop, secure, and manage federal and state grants and contracts; collaborate with local, state and federal partners on research, evaluation, training and technical assistance; liaise with relevant departmental, College of Education, and University offices; and partner with local, state and national stakeholder groups to translate research to practice and policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in vocational rehabilitation, special education, or other closely-related disciplines. • History of contributing to service organizations and other stakeholders promoting development, education, and employment of youth and young adults with disabilities. • Record of successfully competing for significant external grants and contracts to support research, training, and/or knowledge translation in vocational rehabilitation, special education and/or transition. • Record of scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journal articles.


• Experience with diverse teams and multidisciplinary collaborations that will build, expand, and sustain CTCI's strategic partnerships with campus, state, and federal agencies and organizations. • Leadership or executive experience in federal, state or local agencies that address the needs of individuals with disabilities, particularly youth and young adults. • Experience in administering and monitoring multi-site grants and contracts, including overseeing research protocols, memoranda of understanding, and budget priorities • Up-to-date on fast-moving federal and state policies and funding priorities in vocational rehabilitation, secondary special education or related field.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

Applicants should upload application materials electronically to the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (https: // www. for position #116438: (1) cover letter summarizing evidence for meeting minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names of three references and their contact information. We will begin reviewing applications on July 1, 2021; recruitment will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries should be directed to:

Kelli Crane, Ph.D., or Ellen Fabian, Ph.D. CTCI Search Committee Co-Chairs Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education 3214 Benjamin Building University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 20742

Posting Date: 06/10/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 07/01/2021 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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