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Post Doctoral Associate

The University of Maryland Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate who has a strong background in special education. The initial full-time appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of a renewal depending on available funding and performance. The position will be based at both the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in Baltimore and the University of Maryland in College Park, with periodic travel throughout the state for meetings
  • Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Associate?s responsibilities for year one will include:

1. Developing expertise in Maryland?s IFSP and IEP processes through attendance at all relevant professional development opportunities and meetings and sharing that information with Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) majors at UMD.

2. Developing expertise in Teaming, Coaching, Natural and Inclusive Learning by supporting and engaging in all Shelden & Rush activities in Maryland to include state-level, jurisdictional, and UMD-sponsored events and organizing a Master Coaches training collaboration with the MSDE DSE/EIS Early Childhood team.

3. Developing expertise in Maryland?s Birth to Kindergarten Child Outcomes System (COS) through attendance at all relevant professional development opportunities and meetings and presenting COS information to EC/ECSE majors at UMD.

4. Establishing and administering an Early Childhood Special Education Consortium for all Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) in Maryland and organizing all ECSE Consortium meetings and communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Special Education, preferably Early Childhood Special Education, by the time of appointment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will show evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, and technology skills (Google Apps and Microsoft Office). The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

To apply, candidates must submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter describing interests and fit with the position, a current curriculum vitae, two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review/report, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor), and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed.

All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line ?CECEI Special Education Postdoctoral Position? and be sent to David Patton at cecei@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin June 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Date: 05/29/2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled No Best Consideration Date 06/30/2018 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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