Research Associate - Early Childhood Center, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Posted: Monday, July 26, 2021

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking a Research Associate for the Early Childhood Center.  The Early Childhood Center is dedicated to improving early childhood care and education services that result in positive outcomes for all young children, ages birth through kindergarten, and their families. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in early intervention practices to assist us with two major contracts with Indiana's First Steps program.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities


  • Collaboratively design and support the development of effective professional development opportunities for early intervention providers throughout the state, specifically in supporting adoption of routines-based family coaching service models
  • Collaboratively develop and conduct efforts that translate research to practice and promote the implementation of evidence-based practices in early intervention.
  • Design and deliver presentations, workshops, online webinars, and other learning events for early interventionists working in First Steps.
  • Create written and electronic products for disseminating information about effective practices that bring about successful outcomes.
  • Actively represent the center's vision, mission and work through collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Carry out the general mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to work with communities that welcome and support the meaningful participation of people of all abilities through research, education, and service.




  • Master's degree in early intervention (e.g., early childhood special education, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working in the field of early intervention and services for young children with disabilities and their families
  • Experience in planning and providing professional development efforts for fostering evidence-based practices.
  • Clear writing and communication skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple disciplines and representatives of community/state agencies and institutions in creating collaborative program development/outreach efforts.


Interested candidates should apply at Applications received by 9/1/21 will be given full consideration. Expected start date is 11/1/21.  Please direct questions regarding this posting to: Susan Henning-Harris at [email protected].

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.