Research Scientist - Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT)), Putney, VT

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018


Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont and within easy driving distance to Boston and other major cities, is the nation's premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently (LD). We have an immediate opening for a Research Scientist, reporting to the Director of the Landmark College Institute of Research and Training (LCIRT). LCIRT's mission is to pioneer LD research, discover innovative strategies and practices, and improve teaching and learning outcomes for students and educators. LCIRT's expertise lies in a range of topics related to learning disabilities, such as Universal Design, executive function, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), student advocacy, and disability documentation.

The Research Scientist is responsible for defining, proposing, and leading research in the learning sciences, and for creating and delivering evidence-based professional development offerings to educators and other stakeholders, both nationally and globally. Specifically, the position requires the ability to:

  •   Conduct research projects and interventions to improve learning, especially for students with LD,
      ADHD, and ASD.
  •   Seek extramural funding by identifying and writing grant proposals to funding agencies.
  •   Develop and deliver professional development that translates research into practice.
  •   Play a core role in the Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity with special focus on ASD.
  •   Teach traditional and online/blended courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  •   Supervise and mentor undergraduate research assistants and nurture opportunities to increase the 
      number of students with LD, ADHD, and ASD who pursue research.

QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires a terminal degree in a field related to the learning sciences including education, neuroscience, or cognitive psychology, with at least 3-5 years of experience in research. Candidate must have a portfolio that demonstrates capacity to pursue grant funding, manage projects, and handle simultaneous competing priorities. Candidate must be able to communicate information to a range of professional audiences effectively. Must be willing to travel and exhibit flexibility in scheduling beyond standard work hours and days. Prior extramural funding is strongly preferred. A record of publications in the ASD field is highly desired. Experience with EEG, fNIRS, eye tracking, data mining, machine learning, or advanced statistical methodologies is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls, please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with Landmark College's mission. We value diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.