Assistant Research Professor, Vacancy #604076 - Institute for Human Development (IHD), Northern Arizona University

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Special Information

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) is a disability focused research and training institute located on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. IHD was established in 1967 and is one of the oldest institutes or centers on the campus of Northern Arizona University. It is a University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service - one of 67 across the nation and territories. 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 of individuals with disabilities by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhancing access to all aspects of the human experience.  IHD is an interdisciplinary unit and thus implements projects and research across varied disciplines with an emphasis on disabilities. 

IHD is looking to fill an 11-month position subject to availability of continued grant funding.

Job Description

  • Seek extramural funding to support the mission of the Institute for Human Development
  • Draft research designs for use in grant applications and scholarly publications
  • Draft evaluation designs for use in grant applications
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Conduct research across various fields
  • Lead and support research efforts within IHD
  • Lead and support evaluation activities
  • Publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in areas of expertise
  • Support the publication of scholarly research within IHD
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate, master level, and PhD students
  • Provide service to IHD and the university
  • Support self, completely, from grants and contracts within three years
  • Other duties as assigned

Conditional Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to disability studies and disability focused research.

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

 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, analysis, and reporting
  •  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 the applicant's own or other disciplines
  •  Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or similar
  •  Demonstrated experience working effectively with colleagues, community organizations, and policy
     makers in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors

How to Apply

Application materials should include:

1.   A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
2.   A curriculum vitae inclusive of grant and contract funding sought and received;
3.   Academic transcript of highest degree (unofficial is acceptable for the application process);
4.   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;
5.   Summary of student evaluations, if available
6.   Names and contact information for three references. 

Applications should be uploaded to:  Tap Faculty and administrator openings and look for Job Vacancy #604076

This vacancy is open until filled or closed with priority review and consideration of applications to begin on
January 1, 2019.


General Information  Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

SalaryCommensurate with academic qualifications and experience.