School/Unit: School of Education
Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: SOESpecEd&DP: RRTC
Purpose of Position:
Design and implement research study protocols for a large national demonstration study of return to work programs for Social Security disability beneficiaries. Engage in teaching, scholarly writing and national presentations to promote the inclusion of members of traditionally underrepresented groups in federal return to work programs.
Teach post-baccalaureate/graduate courses in the areas of Social Security and other federal benefit programs, Medicaid and Medicare, and return to work programs for individuals with disabilities.
Develop and deliver new online courses in the area of federal disability policies.
Faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the RRTC.
Assist in the design and implementation of research study protocols for a large national demonstration study of return to work programs for Social Security disability beneficiaries.
Develop, field-test and validate technical tools for human service professionals, including computer-assisted report generation software and work incentive checklists.
Lead a national study of state specific disability benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare legislation, policies and regulations.
Engage in service to the RRTC, School of Education, university, community agencies, and state/national professional organizations.
Juris Doctorate or Ph.D. in special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work or related field.
Demonstrated record of successfully designing and delivering high quality online coursework.
Must have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the RRTC.
Demonstrated record of scholarly writing and national presentations in the area of return to work for Social Security disability beneficiaries.
Demonstrated record of scholarly/research activities with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the RRTC.
Prior experience in large scale research demonstration projects.
Minimum of five years providing direct instruction and technical assistance to professionals providing work incentive counseling services to social security disability beneficiaries.
Extensive knowledge of social security policies, regulations, and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of health insurance options for adolescents and adults with disabilities, including Medicaid, Medicare, ACA, private insurance, etc.
Prior experience developing computer-assisted report generation templates for professionals serving Social Security beneficiaries.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Prior experience working in national, state, or local government agencies serving Social Security disability beneficiaries preferred.
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