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The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York invites applicants to contribute to collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship and translation of research to practice in the areas of understanding, preventing, and intervening with bullying abuse and school violence. Scholarly interests may include, but are not limited to, creating positive, safe, and inclusive schools and reducing bullying of marginalized groups. The Associate Director will be expected to pursue and sustain an externally funded research program, produce peer-reviewed publications, and apply and present their work to diverse audiences. The successful candidate will be expected to build upon established partnerships with local schools and community organizations and participate in service to the profession.  The faculty member will teach one course per semester in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP) or the most appropriate department in the GSE and maintain an active research and administrative role in the center.

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in school psychology, counseling psychology, or a related discipline in education, psychology, or social sciences. The candidate must also have a solid academic record in terms of publications, grant-funded research, and experience in student mentorship consistent with an advanced assistant or tenured associate professor appointment.  A commitment to advancing diversity and social justice, the ability to work with individuals from many different backgrounds and contexts, and strong verbal and written communication skills are also required. Relevant administrative experiences are desired.  Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should address a) relevant qualifications for the position, b) research and teaching interests, and c) a description of work in previous positions to promote social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the candidate will contribute to this mission at the Alberti Center.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled for an anticipated start date of August 2019. Applications should be submitted to:

UB is a flagship institution in the SUNY system and a member of the Association of American Universities. Nationally and internationally recognized for its empirical and theoretical scholarship, GSE faculty are committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of social and educational opportunity, information access and use, cognition, and the science of learning, literacy across the lifespan, and interventions for wellness. Learn more about the University at Buffalo. The GSE is located on the North Campus, centrally located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region. The area provides a wide array of features including arts, culture, environmental splendor, and vibrant diversity. The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention is an endowed center with a mission of reducing bullying abuse in the schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes, and behaviors of educators, parents, students, and society. For inquires, contact Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Search Committee Chair, at

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants, who share this goal, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.