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Asst Professor, Research

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Research

The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware is seeking candidates for a research faculty/research scientist position. Successful candidates will play a major role in conducting outcomes-related research in a college-wide research center at the University of Delaware. The successful candidate will assume roles on currently funded grants related to (1) the development of new Quality-of-Life instruments targeted for individuals with neurological impairments and disabilities (e.g., rehabilitation populations); (2) development of self-management intervention tools to improve a wide range of symptoms following spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and major extremity trauma and amputation; 3) use of outcomes measurement tools in program evaluation; (4) outcomes assessment in amputee and orthopedic medicine; (5) research designed to improve quality of life following SCI, TBI, traumatic amputation, or other traumatic injury; and (6) the development of new neuropsychological measures including the assessment of cognitive functioning.

Successful candidates will be expected to provide oversight and assistance on a wide range of Center activities. Responsibilities include study coordination, data management/analyses, preparation of findings for publication, and supervision of research assistants. Candidates will participate in the preparation of grant proposals and are expected to prepare their own submissions that are relevant to the mission of CHART.

Qualifications include a record of publishing and preparing/competing for federally funded grants (or the promise of being able to do so), and strong statistical, data management, and writing skills. The successful candidate should have post-doctoral experience in health-related research, tests and measurement, rehabilitation psychology, or neuropsychology. Experience in psychological assessment, patient-reported outcomes, amputee & orthopedic medicine, TBI and/or SCI medicine, virtual reality, psychometrics and test development, and/or item response theory is preferred. Level will be dependent upon experience and accomplishments.

GENERAL INFORMATION: CHART is research center devoted to the development and utilization of assessment and outcomes measures, their translation into clinical practice, and other research to improve the quality of lives of individuals with disabilities and/or neurological disorders. CHART currently has 12 grants worth more than $14.5 Million in funding from multiple federal agencies, including several institutes within the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.

UD's College of Health Sciences (CHS )is an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 150 faculty. CHS includes the School of Nursing and departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy and Epidemiology. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The first UD Health building at STAR opened in January 2014 and the Tower at STAR opened in Fall 2018; providing 170,000 sq. ft. of research, meeting, collaboration and educational space. The Tower also includes virtual reality simulation space and an adaptive living apartment complete with sensor technology. The Tower’s state-of-the-art spaces promote inter-professional education and training as well as research leading to the development of new devices, techniques and interventions. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking the community to the inter-professional training of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University, named as one of Forbes top employers in 2019, is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available. 

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020 and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact David Tulsky, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair,

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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