Postdoctoral Research Associate in Special Education
Aggie ACHIEVE (Academic Course in Higher Inclusive Education and Vocational Experiences) at Texas A&M University launched in fall 2019 as the first, four-year, inclusive residential postsecondary education program in Texas for young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The mission of Aggie ACHIEVE is twofold: (a) provide an inclusive and immersive college experience, and (b) equip students with ID for competitive, integrated employment in their chosen profession. Aggie ACHIEVE students earn a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. Our program will serve approximately 46 students in the next five years, with 7-12 students per cohort.
Aggie ACHIEVE recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education called Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID). The five-year grant focuses on four primary goals: (1) expand opportunities related to the key domains of inclusive learning, employment, enrichment, social, and recreational opportunities for Aggie ACHIEVE students; (2) equip students for outcomes fostering a comprehensive and meaningful quality of life; (3) elevate our model of inclusion on campus and extend the model to other campuses across Texas; and (4) engage representatives form other institutions and organizations to form a statewide alliance focused on inclusive higher education.
Aggie ACHIEVE is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to serve as an internal evaluator for our program’s students and staff performance. The postdoctoral associate will also design, conduct, and lead research studies related to each of the key domains (i.e., inclusive learning, employment, enrichment, social, and recreational). Additionally, the postdoctoral associate will coordinate all writing and dissemination activities of research and best practices emerging from Aggie ACHIEVE with key stakeholders, including K-12 transition educators, peer institutions, families, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and other professionals interested in inclusive higher education. The position will begin September 1, 2021 and is expected to last at least two years, with an opportunity to reapply for continued involvement thereafter.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Carly Gilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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