Assistant or Associate Research Professor, Institute for Human Development, Flagstaff, AZ

Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) is a disability research and training program located on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  IHD established in 1967 is one of the oldest institute and centers on the campus of Northern Arizona University.  It is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.  The vision of IHD is that people with disabilities fully participate in all life experiences.  The IHD brings to fruition its vision through its mission which is to promote the full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhancing access to all aspects of the human experience. 

Assistant Research Professor Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in education, sociology, social work, psychology, statistics, engineering, anthropology, or related field -

  • Promise of scholarly activity or other creative endeavors related to applicants own discipline
  • Applied experience, and tangible outcomes (e.g., coursework completion, publications, reports, or dissertation), utilizing a variety of research designs and related analytical procedures such as descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, experimental, qualitative, and mixed-methods
  • Coursework or experience in developing and implementing evaluation plans


Associate Research Professor Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the minimum qualifications of the Assistant Research Professor rank -

  • Five (5) years of full-time research experience 
  • Evidence of a record demonstrating a sustained pattern of substantial scholarly activity, or other creative research endeavors, related to applicants own or other disciplines 
  • History of securing external grants, contracts, or both
  • Experience developing and implementing evaluation plans

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to determine the best research designs and methods for use with specific research topics
  • Experience in the use of R
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Experience as principal investigator on grants, contracts, or both
  • Extensive experience in survey development and analysis
  • Experience conducting and reporting on quantitative data analysis inclusive of regression analysis, (M)ANOVA, and (M)ANCOVA
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully editing academic and research documents
  • Documentation of high quality teaching performance
  • Experience successfully mentoring and advising undergraduate students, graduate students, or both, in applicants own or other disciplines
  • Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or similar institution
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with colleagues, community organizations, and policy makers in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors

Submit a cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; transcript of highest degree (unofficial is acceptable for the application process); minimum of two writing samples - preference is that at least one of the writing samples includes an example of your skill in developing research designs, analyzing data, and reporting research results; curriculum vita inclusive of grant and contract funding sought and received; summary of student evaluations, if available.

To apply, please go to the NAU Human Resource Website and look under faculty recruitment.  To apply look for position ID # 603466.  If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kelly Roberts at 928-523-4982.