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Position Details


Long Classification Title
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH CHHS Institute on Disability [UFIOD0]
Summary of Position

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), the state’s land-, sea-, and space-grant institution and its only public research university, seeks a dynamic leader who will collaboratively and skillfully serve as the Director of the Institute on Disability (IOD). The Director will work closely with the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), other College Deans and Academic Leaders, the IOD Management Team, and state leaders to ensure that the vision, mission, and goals of the IOD are realized. The following outlines the responsibilities, competencies, and qualifications required.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0425FY17
Acceptable minimum level of education Terminal Degree
Acceptable minimum years of experience 10+ years
Other minimum qualifications

•Experience commensurate with Associate or Full Professor ranking;
•Active grant-funded research, scholarship and grant development related to disability;
•Applied experience in or with disability focused agencies or organizations.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 100
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Posting Details

Posting Date 07/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Provide effective leadership to advance knowledge, expertise, and understanding of disability issues, policies, and best practices


Provide effective leadership to continue and advance the IOD’s diverse and growing body of research, scholarship, and knowledge translation activities within CHHS and UNH


Provide effective managerial oversight of the IOD’s projects and infrastructure, including financial and human resources


Serve as liaison with state and national organizations, including Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and NH’s Developmental Disabilities Network partners (Disability Rights Center and NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, People First and other self-advocacy groups)


Effectively engage with diverse external stakeholders including relevant NH State Departments (e.g. Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.) and consumer advocacy groups in NH


Participate in strategic College, University, state, and federal policy activities


Participate as a member of the CHHS Executive Committee


Work closely with departments, centers, and Institutes in and outside of CHHS

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. (3) Professional References Contact Info
  2. Professional Letter of Reference (1)
  3. Professional Letter of Reference (2)