Indiana Institute on Disability & Community Seeks Director

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Indiana Institute On Disability and Community
Indiana University

Position Description:
Indiana University seeks a Research Scholar to serve as the Director of the Center for Community Living and Careers (CCLC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) at Indiana University. IIDC is Indiana’s University Center for Excellence. The Director will manage the operations of CCLC which includes approximately 16 professional and support staff and a budget of approximately $1.5 million annually. This is a 12-month, full-time position. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.


  1. Implement, manage, and expand the existing program of research, training and technical assistance related to inclusion, secondary transition services, supported employment, and community living for persons with disabilities.
  2. Coordinate all related state and federal grants awarded, subcontracts, and consultants to the center.
  3. Secure external funding for projects leading to the development, field-testing, and dissemination of outcomes and products to benefit people with disabilities.
  4. Provide consultation and technical assistance to national, state and local entities that benefit people with disabilities.
  5. Maintain an ongoing affiliation with local, state, and national professionals in research and development activities.
  6. Manage and supervise center staff. Conduct administrative duties for budgets, grant deliverables, and other Institute related responsibilities.
  7. Serve on the leadership team and participate in management meetings and activities of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
  8. Maintain an affiliation with the appropriate school at Indiana University which is consistent with the responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member at a major research university.


  1. Earned doctorate in Special Education, Rehabilitation, or related area.
  2. Demonstration of a working knowledge of employment, community living, and secondary transition for people with disabilities.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in program development, including grant and proposal writing, particularly as it relates to providing services and conducting research in the field of disabilities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding to advance a program of research and training.
  5. Preference will be given to individuals who have teaching and research experience with individuals who have disabilities.
  6. Preference will be given to successful publication record in refereed journals, books, book chapters, and other outlets.
  7. Experience in leadership, including successfully developing and supporting staff.
  8. Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Review of applications will start on October 15, 2016. Interested candidates can find further detailed requirements and submit their application at Specific questions regarding this position should be addressed to Derek Nord, Ph.D., Director, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, C/O Beverly Sturgeon,

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.