Primary location: Department of Mental Health
The Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) invite applications for two tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The first seeks a candidate with experience and dedication to public health approaches to autism and developmental disabilities. Particular disciplines could include, but are not limited to, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, policy, services, molecular mechanisms, education or sociology. The second, with primary location at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (see partnered announcement) and primary academic appointment in the Department of Mental Health, seeks an individual with experience in the care and evaluation of autism and a strong background in research. Together, these positions will complement and expand the autism-related research activities already ongoing at the Centers within both institutions.
The candidate should have an MD or PhD with experience working with multidisciplinary groups. This individual will be expected to develop an independent externally funded research program, interact with clinicians and public health researchers, teach in the School of Public Health, and serve as a mentor for students and post-doctoral fellows. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record or an exceptional potential to publish.
This position represents a unique opportunity to interface between The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Kennedy Krieger Institute, a non-profit research and clinical research institute. [The successful candidate will have clinical and research projects within the Kennedy Krieger Institute.] The Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (WKC) brings together faculty and students from across the School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute to identify causes, improve treatment and prevention, minimize burden, and evaluate and implement improved policies for autism and developmental disabilities. The Center is housed in the Department of Mental Health, whose mission is to advance understanding of the occurrence, causes, and consequences of behavioral and mental disorders, to improve mental health in the general population, and to prevent and control these disorders and their consequences for functioning, disability, and health. Department faculty conduct a range of research in a multi-disciplinary environment, collaborating with other departments in the School of Public Health, with the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, with the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, and with a number of local and state agencies.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. It is a research, clinical, and educational institute with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals. Researchers at KKI hold academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and are international leaders in the effort to diagnose, treat, and ultimately cure childhood neurological diseases. This position focuses on autism and related disorders. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families, and professionals in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) community. CARD combines research, clinical service, a therapeutic day program, and training programs to unlock the potential of children with ASD, enrich their life experiences, empower patients, and promote the well-being of families through evidence-based practices. One of our major endeavors is developing effective new models of care for families and providers, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.
Applications from minorities and women are actively encouraged. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.
The Johns Hopkins University is a smoke-free environment and as such prohibits smoking in all facilities. The Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free workplace.
Review of applicants will begin in the spring of 2014 and will continue through summer 2014. Interested candidates should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of research interests, and 3) the names and addresses of four professional references to:
Daniele Fallin, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway, Suite 850
Baltimore, MD 21205