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Research Associate, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training


We are seeking an experienced individual for a full-time, on-campus staff position of Research Associate within the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT).

Primary duties include proposing and carrying out research on the efficacy of learning strategies and pedagogies designed to support neurodivergent learners, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or autism. Preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses one, or more, of the follow topic areas: learner variability, Universal Design, executive function, student transition, social-emotional learning, or educational technology. The Research Associate will be expected to regularly pursue federal, state, and foundation grants to support research initiatives; although it should be noted this position is fully funded and supported by the College (i.e. “hard-funded”). In addition to conducting discovery and applied research, the Research Associate will be responsible for the management of LCIRT’s research laboratory and associated programs, such as its Research Mentorship Program for undergraduate research interns, and the College-wide Research Brown Bag program. On occasion, the Research Associate will also create and deliver evidence-based professional development offerings to external educators and other stakeholders. After core duties have been established, the Research Associate may have opportunities to teach and create courses in their discipline.

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Director of LCIRT and will collaborate with LCIRT staff in the pursuit of public and private funding opportunities.

A doctoral degree in a field related to neurodiversity (e.g., Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology) is strongly preferred; qualified candidates with a master’s degree will be considered. Candidates with at least 3 years of research experience post terminal degree are strongly preferred. The candidate must have a portfolio that demonstrates capacity to pursue grant funding, manage projects, and handle a number of simultaneously competing priorities. Experience should include evidence of conducting research and interventions related to neurodiversity, analyzing information using a range of quantitative and qualitative measures, summarizing/synthesizing data to identify research findings and recommendations, and communicating information to professional audiences in written, spoken, and presentation formats. Must be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and project management skills, be a self-starter, and manage complex, multifaceted programs and initiatives, including occasional remote work.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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