Position Announcement

Director, Exemplary Services Division
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-6800

Applicants are sought for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Division of Exemplary Services at the Center for Persons with Disabilities. The Division Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction of Division activities, securing external funding, supervision of personnel, and serving as liaison with relevant University departments and national, state, and local agencies. The Division provides direct services to children and adults with disabilities and their family members. It serves as the training base for graduate and undergraduate students from several academic departments providing them with experience in interdisciplinary services. The professional staff includes 25-30 people. Currently the Division conducts projects with a total annual budget of almost $1 million. Services currently include an early intervention program, an outpatient clinic providing regional services, and consultation with local service providers. The Director works cooperatively with the Center Director and the Directors of six other Divisions (Interdisciplinary Training, Technology, Biomedical, Outreach and Dissemination, Technical Assistance, and Research and Evaluation). Additional information about the Center is available on the website www.cpd.usu.edu.


  1. Earned doctorate and eligible for rank and tenure appointment as associate or full professor in appropriate department at Utah State University.

  2. Record of developing partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies; consumer organizations; and private service providers through technical assistance and collaborative program development.

  3. Experience in program development, including experience identifying and implementing initiatives to strengthen and increase the impact and relevance of programs that provide supports to individuals with disabilities across the life-span, with a focus on collaborative, community based, culturally competent supports.

  4. Leadership experience in the disability field, with demonstrated ability in program administration, staff supervision, and budgeting.

  5. Established line of research pertinent to the disability field and record of scholarly publication.

  6. Record of success in securing extramural funding.

  7. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication ability.


  1. Knowledge of and experience with the network of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Services (formerly known as University-Affiliated Programs).

  2. Experience with initiatives that support consumers with disabilities and their family members.

  3. Evidence of ability to work independently and in cooperation with consumers and personnel from various disciplines to meet objectives similar to those addressed by the CPD.

  4. Direct service experience with individuals with disabilities and their family members.

  5. Knowledge and skills in computer technology and data management systems.

  6. Experience in instruction in higher education and inservice education of service personnel.


Utah State University, a land grant and Carnegie Research I (Extensive Doctoral) Institution, has a student body of over 20,000. It includes 47 departments, 8 academic colleges, a School of Graduate Studies, and diverse research programs. It is situated in the picturesque Cache Valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with a population base of approximately 100,000. Located 85 mi. north of Salt Lake City, the area offers wide cultural opportunities (theater, symphony, opera, ballet), outstanding outdoor recreational activities (e.g., skiing, horseback riding, boating, cycling), spectacular scenic beauty, and an appealing lifestyle.


Applicants must send letter of application, detailed vita, and names and contact information of three references who can be contacted by the Committee. Examples of reprints of publications or other relevant materials are encouraged. Send application to Search Committee, Director of Exemplary Services, Center for Persons with Disabilities, 6800 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6800.

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed after November 1, 2000.
Starting Date: On or after January 1, 2001.

Utah State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants are sought from groups under- represented in higher education, including individuals with disabilities and those from diverse cultural groups.