Assistant Research Professor, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Position Overview

The Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is searching for a person with expertise in quantitative research methods to fill an Assistant Research Professor position. The position calls for someone who is interested in joining a collaborative team of data scientists at the center and able to balance demands across multiple funded projects in a rapidly evolving, research-intensive environment. The person filling this position will work across projects within KUCDD to contribute to the development of new and implementation of existing funded research projects, engage in a range of data activities (e.g., organizing, modeling, and reporting data), support research grant development, and author or co-author scientific papers. A remote working arrangement is an option for the person filling this position.

Unit Description

With a mission to ensure people with developmental disabilities have opportunities to make choices regarding participation in society and quality of life, the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is recognized as a leading research center in the field of disability studies. KUCDD implements and conducts grant-funded projects focusing on both applied research on in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field and interdisciplinary training in the disability field. KUCDD is part of the Life Span Institute (LSI), a hub of research activity at the University of Kansas. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the core functions of the KUCDD are: 

  • Community Services (including technical assistance, community education, and direct services) 
  • Information Dissemination 
  • Interdisciplinary Training 
  • Research

KUCDD is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work culture of respect for all. The person filling this position will engage in team science with researchers with diverse and interdisciplinary areas of expertise and will be expected to contribute to KUCDD’s respectful, equitable, and inclusive work environment. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KUCDD actively encourages applications from members of marginalized groups in higher education, including people with disabilities. 

Application deadline is August 14th, 2022. To be considered, please apply by this date.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Karrie A. Shogren at [email protected].

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