Friday, July 23, 2004

Position Available/Coord. of Research & Eval. Institute on Disabilities

Coordinator of Research and Evaluation
Institute on Disabilities
College of Education
Temple University

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University -- Pennsylvania's
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education,
Research, and Service -- is recruiting a Coordinator of Research and
Evaluation. The Institute on Disabilities is funded by the Administration
on Developmental Disabilities under the Developmental Disabilities Act and
its amendments. The purpose of a Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities is to provide university and community training, innovative
services and supports, technical assistance, research, and dissemination to
support people with disabilities in their pursuit of independence,
productivity, community inclusion, and overall quality of life.

Duties: The Coordinator of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for
developing and implementing a research and evaluation plan for the Institute
on Disabilities. Responsibilities include (1) annual evaluation of the
Institutes accomplishments and impacts, (2) ensuring that all projects have
an effective evaluation plan; (3) establishing an annual research agenda and
encouraging research initiatives of all faculty, staff, and students; (4)
ensuring that all research (both quantitative and qualitative) conducted by
staff and students is constituency-oriented; (5) (co-) teaching a course in
Constituency-Oriented Research and Dissemination; (6) securing funding
through grants and contracts to sustain and expand the research and
evaluation activities of the Institute on Disabilities; and (7)
participation in the conduct of actual research and evaluation of programs
of the Institute on Disabilities. Finally, the Coordinator of Research and
Evaluation, who will report directly to the Executive Director, will
supervise staff and students within the core area of research and evaluation
and will be a member of the Institute on DisabilitiesÂ’ management committee.

Qualifications: (1) MasterÂ’s Degree in a human service or behavioral
science field with an emphasis on applied research and evaluation; (2)
knowledge of the field of disabilities, especially federal, state and local
policies and services concerning people with disabilities; (3) active
research (both qualitative and quantitative, publishing, and grant
development in disabilities; and (4) ability to work collaboratively as part
of a team and with other agencies. Statewide travel is required.
Experience teaching in Disability Studies is preferred.

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities and persons
with disabilities.

Expected start date is July 1, 2004

We offer an excellent salary and benefits program including 100% prepaid
tuition. Interested applicants should contact:

Dr. Diane Nelson Bryen, Executive Director, Institute on Disabilities,
Ritter Annex 440, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122; (215) 204-1356
(voice & tty); (215) 204-6336 (fax); e-mail: dianeb@
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