An earned doctorate in visual impairment, special education, rehabilitation, allied health, sociology, human services, or a related field is required, as well as clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Current credentials as a TVI, and certification through the Academy for Certification for Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) as an O&M (COMS) are required. Additional certifications, e.g. Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or a Low Vision Therapist are preferred. We are looking for someone with research expertise and a track record in securing external funding in one or more of the following areas: personnel preparation in visual impairment, TVI, O&M, low vision, assessment, international development; and/or other research on pressing social issues with clear practice and impact in visual impairment. Successful candidates will have also demonstrated their interest and skill in building socially inclusive organizations and communities.
Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Additionally, candidates should have a program of inquiry and program development that has attracted external funding or has the promise to do so. Excellence in teaching and publications is essential. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the mission of both the SGISD and UMass Boston, as a participant in service-learning activities and related contributions, as well as partake in student recruitment.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute in the three areas of scholarship, teaching, and service required at UMass Boston. Bi/multilingual competence is also desirable.
For more information, please visit www.umb.edu/academics/sgisd
To apply, upload a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research and teaching interests, two publications, and the names and email addresses of three references online.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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