Assistant Director - Center for Disabilities, University of South Dakota

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Position #0009002

The Center for Disabilities, Sanford Medical School, SDUCEDD is seeking a full-time Assistant Director. This is an advanced upper-level position with responsibility for leadership, oversight, management, and supervision of Center staff, project, and activities. Areas of focus will be academic and program growth, research, strategic planning, grants, publications and supervision and mentoring of staff. Position is grant funded. Continuation within the position is contingent on performance and funding availability.

Education and Experience Requirements: Ph.D. in Education, Rehabilitation, Psychology or other related field.

A minimum of three years' experience in disability. Demonstrated leadership experience. Record of research, publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Previous experience with UCEDDs and 5 years disability experience preferred.

Department Description and Cultural Expectations The Center for Disabilities is part of a national network of disability programs that provide academic training, community education and services, research and evaluation, and the dissemination of research results and information on disability issues, including disability policy issues. The Center for Disabilities is located within the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who through their diversity enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to race, ethnicity, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.