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Open Rank Faculty Opportunity

Company: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Position Profile

Open Rank Faculty Opportunity

Community Supports 

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities seeks a talented and energetic leader in community supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The successful candidate will lead The Boggs Center’s initiatives in Community Training and Technical Assistance to promote full participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in their communities. S/he will develop community partnerships with individuals with disabilities and families as well as other organizations. The position also supervises community supports project team members. The position reports to the Executive Director.

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build on The Boggs Center’s prior work in the full range of community supports for adults with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center has a thirty-three year history of collaborating with individuals with disabilities and families as well as state agencies and private organizations advocating for and providing services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.

University Rank for this non-tenure track position is open (Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Pediatrics, with appropriate credentials), depending on qualifications. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is selected.

The Boggs Center

The Boggs Center is New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and is part of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics. Since its inception in 1983, the Center has emphasized a community based, lifespan approach to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Boggs Center provides community and preservice student training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials. Activities of The Boggs Center are guided by our Consumer Advisory Council and partnerships with people with disabilities, families, state and community agencies, and policy makers.

The Position 

The faculty member will conduct community training and technical assistance, teach, and engage in scholarship regarding community supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She/he will also serve as Coordinator for the UCEDD Core Function of Community Training and Technical Assistance and will supervise community supports project team members.

Required Qualifications:

  1. A doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in education, social or behavioral sciences, social work, public health, public policy, or a related field. ABD candidates may be considered for appointment at Instructor level.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in program management and staff supervision.
  4. Demonstrated expertise in professional development activities concerning community supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  5. Current knowledge of best practices in cultural and linguistic competence.
  6. Current knowledge of adult learning principles and educational technology, including distance learning and online instruction.
  7. Current knowledge of disability policy.
  8. Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding.
  9. Ability to represent the Center within Rutgers and other institutions of higher education and to work collaboratively with representatives from a diverse range of groups, including state and federal agencies, advocacy organizations, schools, employers, and disability service providers.
  10. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position Benefits:

  1. Competitive salary an excellent and comprehensive benefits package to include health care coverage, vacation and retirement benefits
  2. Opportunity to work with talented and skilled colleagues in a dynamic interdisciplinary team structure
  3. Potential to make a statewide impact on supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Application Information

To apply, email a CV, cover letter, and contact information to:robin.dupiche@rutgers.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.