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Assistant Professor of Practice, Applied Behavior Analysis (Career-Track) (NTE)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req7717

Department: Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) in the College of Education invites applications for a full-time academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program. The appointment begins August 2022.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program is a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) by Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The program is growing and is fully committed to training behavior analysts to serve families and educators on a state, national and global level.

The Special Education program is housed in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies within the College of Education and includes an undergraduate teacher preparation program in mild moderate disabilities, M.A. programs with specializations in learning disabilities, severe and multiple disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired, and behavioral support, and a Ph.D. program in Special Education. Faculty members engage in applied research that can directly inform practice and address the needs of children, teachers, and other professionals. They have ongoing research projects in language and literacy interventions, STEM curriculum access, behavioral interventions, teacher coaching, and social skills.

Our strong special education program along with the college-wide focus on social justice, the University of Arizona's recent designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and the unique borderlands positioning of Tucson provides an attractive situation for a scholar who is interested in teaching, conducting research, and attracting and mentoring researchers and teachers who are interested in assessment and instruction of children with learning challenges and who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; sick leave
and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified
family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation
and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19
Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including
student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are
fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or
disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach four graduate courses a semester
  • Engage students in active learning, encourage class participation, and provide support in completing class assignments
  • Manage classroom interactions, establish and maintain a climate that encourages learning
  • Serve on portfolio review and admissions interview committees
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Supervise
    graduate students in field experiences
  • Demonstrate a commitment to
    diversity, equity, and inclusiveness

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in special education, psychology, or a related field
  • Experience teaching on-line courses
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses in behavior analysis
  • Professional experience as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved populations
  • Experience with graduate level supervision

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience supervising students in applied behavior analysis

* Experience teaching graduate courses in applied behavior analysis

* Experience creating online material for courses

* Previous experience and record of service in ABA organizations

* Experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Rebecca Hartzell, Search Committee Chair

Assistant Professor of Practice, Special Education

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit the following four documents.

1. Cover Letter

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Diversity statements should describe how candidates' research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education (to be uploaded into an "Additional Document" slot.

4. Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email) in one PDF document (to be uploaded into an "Additional Document" slot).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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