Assistant/Associate Director - A.J. Pappanikou University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2021


Assistant/Associate Director

The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities seeks an experienced faculty to work with our Center Director, leadership team, and Community Advisory Council to plan, implement, and evaluate all center activities. This position is a senior rank of associate or full professor, depending on academic qualifications.

The University of Connecticut's A.J. Pappanikou University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UConn UCEDD) is the UCEDD of the State of Connecticut. It is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2004 (DD Act). The purpose of a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is to provide preservice and continuing education, community services including training and technical assistance, research and dissemination with and on behalf of people with disabilities and their families, across the lifespan. The Connecticut UCEDD's emphasis areas are taken from the DD Act regulations and for the program are early intervention and schools; health and mental health; community inclusion and leadership development. As part of the national network of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), we share a vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities.

The UConn UCEDD Center is located within the School of Medicine and operates as a Type One Center in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care and has affiliations with other medical and dental school departments and schools in the University. The Center also has a strong community presence and has partnerships with state and local agencies and six other Institutions of Higher Education in the State. In addition, the Center has administered a number of National Research Institutes and other projects of National Significance in Developmental Disabilities research, training and technical assistance. 

The UConn UCEDD is seeking a candidate for one full time faculty position in a Developmental Disabilities related discipline. The successful candidate will have an established (Associate/Full Professor) reputation for interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and service within the field of Developmental Disabilities as described in the DD Act of 2004.

Responsibilities also include assisting the Center Director to develop and implement UCEDD goals and objectives, grant development and writing, and enhancing and coordinating the Center's efforts in the areas of interdisciplinary training, research, service delivery dissemination and policy, in the emphasis area of schools, including post-secondary transitions. 

Qualifications: 1) A doctoral degree in special education, education, psychology, public health or a related field; 2) Evidence of an established program of scholarship; 3) Evidence of securing and/or coordinating external funding; 4) Evidence of effective college teaching and advising, and the use of evidence-based adult learning practices; 5) Evidence of successful experience working with persons with disabilities in applied settings; 6) Evidence of successful experience working with interdisciplinary groups of students and faculty; 7) Evidence of a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for students and adults with developmental disabilities; 8) Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; 9) Demonstrated ability to work across multiple state and national agencies and programs; 10) A proven record of success in program development and administration.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a current vita, all transcripts, three samples of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference. 

To apply for the position, go here