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Employment Opportunities

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Director, Finance and Administration I

Requisition #9128  

Detail-oriented, highly organized individual with strong research financial management and administrative skills is needed to support the Drexel Autism Institute. The Director, Finance and Administration must be adept and interested in communicating with small project-focused teams and, at the same time, also be motivated and willing to work independently around the development of financial proposals, reports, and forecasts.

Tenure Track Open Rank Professor

The AJ Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI) at Drexel University invites applications for a research-focused tenure-track position at any rank, to work in the Program in Early Detection and Intervention. The AJDAI is a multidisciplinary, university-level research institute emphasizing public health science as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Institute is composed of three research programs, a policy analytics center, and clinical, community outreach, and administrative cores. Faculty conduct community- and population-based research addressing challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families. The Early Detection and Intervention (EDI) Program integrates knowledge across disciplines including psychology, public health, and education, with the specific aims of reducing the age of ASD diagnosis, increasing evidence supporting early intervention, facilitating access to high-quality treatment, and supporting implementation and adaptation of early intervention in the community.

Qualified applicants will complement EDI members’ expertise in screening and early intervention science. We are especially interested in applicants whose expertise is in one of the following areas: (1) implementation science, (2) randomized controlled trial methodology, or (3) mental health outcomes and/or psychiatric comorbidities in neurodevelopmental disorders. Candidates whose prior work has focused on other conditions, but seek to apply these methods to ASD research are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Social Work, Sociology or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is strongly encouraged. Strong applicants at the assistant level will clearly demonstrate their potential to build a highly productive program of research; applicants at the associate or full level will have an established program. 

Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. Start date will be July-September 2019. Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Questions can be directed to, with the subject line: EDI faculty position. Drexel University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Requisition #9155

The AJ Drexel Autism Institute is seeking a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to support ongoing grant work within the AJDAI Early Detection and Intervention research program and the Clinical Core. Qualified applicants will have a Master's degree in applied behavior analysis, special education, psychology, or a related field; a minimum of one year of experience working with students with autism or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of instructional strategies and the ability to utilize a variety of behavioral and educational techniques in working with students; experience working with children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; and experience working collaboratively with teachers, administrators, support staff, parents/community, and outside agencies.