Indiana University Seeks Associate or Full Professor and Director

Associate or Full Professor and Director
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Faculty Appointment in appropriate School of Indiana University

Indiana University seeks an exceptional scholar-researcher, entrepreneur and a proven leader in the field of disability to lead a dynamic interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). This is a 12-month full-time position. The successful applicant will join the faculty of an appropriate department or school at Indiana University on the Bloomington campus.

Applicants should have a well-established record of excellence in research that qualifies for a tenured position at IU Bloomington. Successful applications will have leadership and personal qualities consistent with the interdisciplinary, multi-method and collaborative nature of the IIDC. The director will be expected to serve as the intellectual leader of the IIDC, linking the IIDC to various schools, departments, universities and funding agencies and organizations across the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership on disability issues across disciplines, especially including intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
  • Provide leadership related to the University Center provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
  • Provide leadership in interdisciplinary grant writing from such sources as US Departments of: Health and Human Services; Education; Labor; and, NIH, Social Security Administration. Appropriate
  • Departments of the State of Indiana including Family and Social Services Administration, Education, Health.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty across appropriate schools of Indiana University, such as; education, public health, social work.
  • Administer and manage grants including fiscal administration and prepare reports for funders. Manage multiple and complex budgets.
  • Manage diverse staff as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) as designated and funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), Administration on Community Living, US Department of health and Human Services.
  • Provide University Service in appropriate School (s), and in Indiana University Administration.
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership in graduate and undergraduate internships and assistantships. Provide mentorship and advise students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in education, special education, disability, human services or field related to intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ten or more years experience in the field of disabilities and diversity.
  • Five or more years leading and conducting interdisciplinary research and training activities.
  • Five or more years administrative, management and fiscal experience in a university research and training center.
  • Knowledge of and related experience with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
  • Extensive experience writing and securing competitive grants awards from state, federal, and private sources.
  • Extensive experience in leading and conducting research and training activities.
  • Experience as a university professor in teaching and service.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring faculty in successful proposal development and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal communication.
  • Record of scholarship and publication commensurate with rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Or in the ranks of research scholar, research associate or equivalent. Any equivalent combination of university and professional work experience.

Desirable Qualifications

  • National and international recognition as a leader in one or more related discipline and in the field of disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in diversity.
  • Demonstrated experience in national and international partnerships and collaborations.
  • Demonstrated experience in acquiring and sustaining extramural funding from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading teams and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated success in organizational management.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining a diverse funding portfolio.

Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications: evidence of proficiency in research, teaching and service at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent with evidence of increasing professional maturity. Professor Minimum Qualifications: evidence of proficiency in research, teaching and service at the rank of associate professor or equivalent with evidence of increasing professional maturity.

Founded in 1970, the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), Indiana’s University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, is committed to providing Hoosiers with disability-related information and services that touch the entire life span, from birth through older adulthood. The Institute’s faculty and staff support this mission and activities through a shared set of values which acknowledges that people with disabilities are full, participating and contributing members of their communities in school, work, home, neighborhood, spiritual, and recreational settings and that they have the right to exercise choice and control over their futures. The IIDC accomplishes this through seven Centers that address issues across the lifespan and major life areas: Autism, Early Childhood Intervention, Education, Employment, Livable Communities, Self-Advocacy & families and Transition ( The Institute has a multi-million dollar budget, with multiple grants and contracts with more than 50 staff members (including Ph.D. level staff, research scholars, research associates, faculty, graduate assistance and professional and administrative support staff.)

Review of applications will start on October 15, 2015. The first round of interviews will be scheduled for October 22-29, 2015. This position has a target start date of June 1, 2016 but negotiable. Interested candidates can find further detailed application requirements and submit their application at Three letters of recommendation will be expected along with a CV and Letter of Application. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Alicia Adelman, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave, Carmichael Center 204, Bloomington, IN 47408,

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.