IOD Seeks NH LEND Director

The IOD is currently searching for a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Program Director for the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH LEND) Program.

The IOD and the University of New Hampshire Department of Occupational Therapy invite applications for a shared, full-time Research or Clinical Faculty position to begin June 2009. This is a 100%, academic year position with summer required. Candidates with a foundation in child development, disability, autism spectrum disorders, and occupational science are encouraged to apply. Those seeking senior and junior positions will be considered.

The position combines the role of Program Director of the NH LEND Program, which is a joint initiative between Dartmouth Medical School and the University of New Hampshire, and Research / Clinical Faculty, which requires the candidate to implement a well-defined program of research as well as teach coursework associated with the NH LEND Program and the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Candidates must have a doctorate (or Ph.D. candidacy) in occupational therapy, psychology, or a field related to child development and/or disability, and a record of effective teaching. They must demonstrate an orientation toward child development, knowledge of family-centered practices, and an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds. Research faculty must have an established research plan or program. Preference will be given to candidates with university teaching experience, and expertise in disability including autism spectrum disorders.

The IOD and the Department of Occupational Therapy are part of the College of Health and Human Services, a dynamic unit in a research-intensive, liberal arts, land grant institution. UNH actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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