Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Applications Invited for Research Training Program

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Applications Invited for Research Training Program

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Mississippi State University's Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (MSU-RTC), an independent center within the College of Education, is seeking a doctoral graduate student or postdoctoral candidate to be its new Anne Sullivan Macy Scholar beginning in the fall of 2011 or spring of 2012. This program honors the unique contribution of Anne Sullivan Macy to the extraordinary educational experience of Helen Keller. Since 1981, the mission of MSU-RTC has been to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. In keeping with this mission, the goal of the training program is to support development of a scientist-practitioner who is well grounded in state-of-the-art research methods and practices and whose work is focused in the field of blindness and low vision. A candidate who is blind or visually impaired is preferred, but applicants with significant experience in the blindness field who are not visually impaired will also be considered. Candidates must have earned or be seeking a doctorate in the social sciences (that is, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or special education). As a postdoctoral position, the program offers salary with full benefits and a tuition waiver for up to six credit hours. …

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