The Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education was established to encourage the interdisciplinary study of persons with severe disabilities to those who are gifted and talented. Our services include family and educational support through dissemination of information, onsite visits, and workshops.
search has begun for a new director
The Faculty Steering Council and Staff of the
Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education of
the Bayh College of Education is searching for an innovative, creative
leader for the position of Director.
A Director is being sought who will support the Center's current projects and provide a vision for future ones that will enhance the quality of life and education of people with disabilities and at-risk populations. The primary responsibility of the director is to provide administrative leadership, supervise personnel, work with boards and/or councils, develop, write and manage grants, and support community engagement and outreach efforts of the Blumberg Center was a member department of the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University. Specifically, responsibilities include:
The new director will assume responsibilities on July
1, 2013 and will meet the following qualifications: Masters or
Educational Specialist Degree, Doctorate preferred, in Education or a
related discipline; effective interpersonal and communication (verbal
and written) skills; a record of developing, writing, receiving and/or
managing grants; experience in staff development and training; broad
administrative experience; record of experience with P-12 schools and/or
The Director's salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. During the first year of employment, the Director's salary will be funded 100% from the Blumberg Endowment. During year two, 75% of the salary will be supported by the Endowment with the Director acquiring 25% via a combination of Center-generated funds and other external sources. During year three and thereafter, 50% of the salary will be supported by the Endowment with the Director acquiring 50% via a combination of Center-generated funds and other external sources. The Center has existing grants in place that may assist the new Director with salary support.
Candidates are asked to submit electronically (1) a letter of application that highlights relevant abilities and experiences, (2) a vita, and (3) three letters of recommendation: http://www.indstate.edu/humres/. Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Indiana State University is an EEOC employer.