May 27, 2015

Master's or Bachelor's Level Research Position

A new research team at Appalachian State University, directed by Professor Cynthia Anderson, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. The preferred start date is July 1, 2015. The Project Coordinator will manage a federally-funded project (PI: Cynthia Anderson, PhD) aimed at developing and evaluating a comprehensive, school-based intervention for children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
In addition to the Project Coordinator’s tasks, he or she will contribute to the overall conduct of the research laboratory by participating in other projects, assisting in preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts, and assisting in supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research. Opportunities exist to gain supervision hours towards licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate or Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The position can be tailored towards the candidate’s individual training interests and the PI is committed to helping the Project coordinator reach his or her career goals.

Required Qualifications Include:
·      Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Special Education
·      At least one year of active participation in an applied research team
·      Strong communication skills
·      Experience working with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web-based programs (e.g., Google Calendar, Google Docs, Qualtrics)
·      Schedule flexibility: Because the research involves working with children, families, and schools, hours will vary week-to-week and could include occasional weekends and evenings

Desired Qualifications Include:
·      Master’s degree in Psychology or Special Education
·      BCBA or BCaBA certification
·      Experience implementing interventions derived from applied behavior analysis with children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
·      Experience working in school settings

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the research project including participant recruitment and screening, coordinating data collection using interviews, rating scales, and direct observation methods, and management of multiple large datasets.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina.  Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 17,500 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs in both liberal arts and applied fields.  Appalachian has a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.  The Department has 36 full-time faculty members (34 doctoral, 32 tenure-track) with graduate programs in Clinical, Experimental, Industrial-Organizational and Human Resource Management, and School Psychology. There are approximately 900 undergraduate majors and 84 full-time graduate students. Additional information about the Department of Psychology, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Psychology web site at:
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation..
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Cynthia Anderson (Tel: 828-262-2272, ext. 405; email:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Applicants must send via email a complete application consisting of: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of interest delineating the candidate’s skills and experience relevant to the position, and (3) names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to serve as references to Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Search Committee Chair ( Paper applications will not be accepted.  The initial review of complete applications will begin immediatelyand will continue until the position is filled.

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