MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Postdoc Position in the field of Special Education, Inclusion or Applied Behavior Analysis Research

Location
Brno (CZ)
Salary
Posted
10 May 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Ref
39649
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a

POSTDOC POSITION IN THE FIELD OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, INCLUSION OR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS RESEARCH

Description:

The Institute for Research in Inclusive Education located at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic conducts research on teaching and learning in inclusive and special education settings and disability and inclusion in a broader socio-cultural context. We are looking for a colleague (post-doc) who will stay with us initially for two (2) years and conduct research in one or more of the following areas: applied behaviour analysis, inclusive education, disability studies, sociology of disability, special needs education in children with severe and multiple disabilities, alternative and augmentative communication and social skills training and teaching of students with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The post-doc may suggest his own research proposal or join one of our current activities in special education needs or applied behaviour analysis research (see 3 options below).

OPTION 1: JOIN OUR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TEAM

This option is meant for behavior analysts (with Ph.D. and BCBA or BCBA-D credentials), who would like to help us introduce and develop the science of ABA in the region. Masaryk University is the only institution in the country offering courses in ABA, training future behaviour analysts and promoting the use of ABA in therapy and education. Prospective candidate shall have knowledge and skills in behaviour interventions, preferably with children and/or adults with autism spectrum disorders or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. This option is especially suitable for someone, who is willing to take the role of change leader and conduct his/her research in previously unexplored areas.

OPTION 2: JOIN ONE OF OUR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

This option is meant for junior researchers with Ph.D., who would like to join our current projects and conduct research as members of our established research teams. Prospective candidates shall have experience in the specific area of research they would like to join. For more information on our current research, visit our website www.ped.muni.cz/iviv or website of specific research projects, ex. www.isotis.org. If you choose this option, let us know and we will provide you with up to date information about possible placements in running projects.

OPTION 3: CONDUCT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH BASED ON YOUR EXPERTISE

This option is meant for advanced researchers with Ph.D, who have developed their own research activities in areas of inclusive education, special needs education, assistive technology, autism, disability studies, sociology of disability, etc. and would like to continue with their own research, while staying with us at Masaryk University. Prospective post-doc candidates shall be able to demonstrate thorough experience in the research methods suitable for their research topic, have previous experience as members or primary investigators of a research team and have substantial knowledge of the subject matter of their research.

The successful candidate should:

The application should include:

MU offers the opportunity to gain:

Anticipated start date: The position is available from September 2018.

The submission date is 19 May 2018.

Send applications with requested documents and education certificates (without notarial verification) to kyselova@ped.muni.cz

If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact

doc. PhDr. Karel Pančocha, PhD at pancocha@ped.muni.cz

A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline.