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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
The Department of Disability and Human Development, in the College of Applied Health Sciences, in the University of Illinois at Chicago is inviting applications for 1-2 year postdoctoral advanced leadership training and research mentoring experiences in The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Interdisciplinary Training Program. The program aims to prepare future leaders who will serve children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders) and their families through interdisciplinary, family-centered, coordinated, and culturally competent clinical training, as well as training in public health services and policy systems change. Additionally, there is a strong emphasis on preparing scholars to conduct research on progressive ways to serve this population.
The training program includes: a) didactic preparation, b) close mentoring by highly qualified clinicians and researchers, c) immersion in ongoing research, and d) field placement in carefully selected clinical sites and organizations that serve children with disabilities. Trainees undergo a structured and closely-supervised training process with a range of opportunities for didactic and experiential training and with common expected milestones.
Applicants must have received their doctoral or M.D. degrees within the past four years in any of the following disciplines: Pediatrics, Child Psychiatry, Disability Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Speech and Hearing. Trainees receive a competitive salary and full benefits, tuition support for any courses taken and a modest travel budget. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and three reference contacts. Copies of relevant publications and a brief statement of research and leadership experience and goals must be provided for full consideration. Applicants must be a US citizen, or must have been admitted to the US with a permanent resident visa.
Applications are due by April 30, 2012
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