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Research Associate, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (Remote)


We are seeking an experienced individual for a full-time, remote 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, educational technology, or neurodiversity in the workplace. 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 assist in the management of LClRT's research-related 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. Depending on expertise, need, and availability, the Research Associate may teach 1-2 courses a year in our online graduate-level certificate program for educators.

The Research Associate will serve on the College's Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee. They will assist with conducting and managing protocol reviews, ensuring compliance with federal and state statutes, and compiling reports as needed.

Finally, the Research Associate will complete other duties as assigned.

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Director of LCIRT and will collaborate with LCIRT staff on department projects.

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 who have obtained a master's degree in a related field will be considered. Candidates with at least 3 years of research experience post terminal degree are strongly preferred. Must be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and project management skills, be a self-starter, and manage complex, multifaceted programs and initiatives. Ability to travel to campus for events or divisional staff retreats expected 1-2 times per year (potentially a few more per year if candidate is located in the Northeast).

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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