Director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
(at the rank of Associate Professor)
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island College invites applications for the position of Director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities.
Established in 1854, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive mid-size institution of approximately 9,000 students. The 180-acre campus is located in beautiful, historic Providence, Rhode Island's capital, with excellent proximity to the academic and cultural resources of Boston and New York City.
The Sherlock Center is a member of the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Sherlock Center promotes the membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work and community through education, training, community services, research and evaluation, and information dissemination. The Director's position carries with it a number of scholarly, administrative, programmatic, representational, and coordinative functions and responsibilities.
The individual will hold rank of Associate Professor and will report directly to the Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.
The individual will provide vision and leadership in carrying out the mission, core functions, and federal requirements of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in compliance with legislation and related regulations; maintain collaborative relationships with the Rhode Island State DD Council, the State Legal Protection and Advocacy (P&A), and other state agencies, organizations, and community service providers.
The Doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
Tenure at Rhode Island College is available to those with appropriate credentials.
The position is a nine-month academic faculty position with the possibility of additional summer salary.
Required qualifications include: A Doctoral degree in a discipline related to developmental disabilities. A minimum of seven years of college-level teaching experience or other appropriate academic/professional experience; demonstrated leadership in a higher education or equivalent professional context; demonstrated expertise, leadership and management skills; commitment in the field of developmental disabilities; leadership and vision in carrying out the mission, core functions, and federal requirements of the UCEDD.
Preferred qualifications: Scholarship or teaching background in the field of Special Education and/or disability studies; administrative or staff experience at a UCEDD; life experience with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.
Application deadline: Position is open until filled.
For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/.
Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system. www.ric.edu.
IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.