Career Opportunities

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The Sherlock Center has 30 years of experience supporting the disability community in Rhode Island. Founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, the center is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices and research that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families and their communities.

Available positions:

Data and Information Coordinator

We are seeking applicants for a full-time Data and Information Coordinator to coordinate the Sherlock Center’s data projects and related reporting requirements, working independently and as part of a team to collect and analyze data related to grant, research and contract requirements. The coordinator will be responsible for databases and spreadsheets and for assisting others to disseminate key data and information via reports, publications, training and curriculum materials, websites and social media. Application review will begin Aug. 5.

Learn more and apply on the Rhode Island College website.

Assistant Professor, Special Education (Early Childhood)

The Rhode Island College Department of Special Education and the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities invites applications for a full-time term position of assistant professor with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) with an anticipated fall semester start date. 

This position will have a shared assignment that includes half-time teaching responsibilities and half-time assignment to the Sherlock Center to perform grant-funded research, implement community programs and disseminate information.

Learn more and apply on the Rhode Island College website.

Educational Advocate (Surrogate Parent)

We are seeking to hire two full-time Surrogate Parent Educational Advocates to join an established team of advocates to support the educational needs of children who are in the care of DCYF and have a disability. An Educational Advocate is the Educational Surrogate Parent for children with disabilities aged 2.5-22 in state care whose parents are unable or unwilling to act on their behalf. 

Advocates attend meetings with school teams, hospitals, residential facilities and agencies that provide homes and mental health support to students. They are responsible for comprehensive record keeping, detailed data collection and case reviews. 

Learn more and apply on the Rhode Island College site.

Technical Assistance Specialist, Early Intervention

We are seeking to hire a full-time Technical Assistance Specialist to join an established team of Early Intervention project staff to support RI’s Early Intervention agencies, providers and the children and families they serve. 

Individuals in this position collaborate with the Early Intervention Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator and with the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services to conduct ongoing needs assessments, provide targeted technical assistance, and professional development to individuals who work in Early Intervention and other related programs.

Learn more and apply on the Rhode Island College site.


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

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