Clinical Assistant Professor in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Louisville – College of Education and Human Development

Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Prevention Science


Clinical Assistant Professor in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis


The Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Prevention Science at the University of Louisville invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. The Department seeks individuals who have a strong teaching and supervising background, or the clear potential for one, and whose focus is on the science and practice of applied behavior analysis and autism. We are especially interested in a candidate’s ability to teach and supervise students working in both public school and healthcare settings.


The University of Louisville collaborates with a vibrant local community of educators and clinicians. The Department houses the Kentucky Autism Training Center (, where staff bridge research to practice through training and collaboration. The Department also works in close collaboration with the Early Learning Campus (, a NAEYC accredited early childhood development center on campus.



Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising; supervising field experiences; overseeing practical training systems; contributing to reciprocal partnerships with schools, healthcare agencies, and with University programs; actively engaging in program development, and providing services to the department, Kentucky Autism Training Center, Early Learning Campus, college, university, professional associations, and community partners.


Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in behavior analysis, special education, psychology, or related discipline
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) credential
  • Evidence of qualification to supervise trainees accumulating fieldwork hours to meet the eligibility requirements for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB) exam.
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) credential in Kentucky or evidence of eligibility to obtain credential before position start date
  • Competence in practicing and supervising behavior analytic practice in education and healthcare settings
  • Evidence of practicing behavior analysis with diverse learners
  • Ability to work well with colleagues across departments and in the community
  • Interest in participating in collaborative inquiries with colleagues
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and social justice
  • Evidence of expertise in at least one of the following:
    • single-case research design
    • staff and caregiver training
    • supervision of behavior analytic practice
    • Positive Behavior Supports


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience practicing applied behavior analysis in a school and/or healthcare setting
  • Evidence of success teaching undergraduate- and/or graduate-level coursework
  • Evidence of success supervising trainees pursuing a BACB credential
  • Evidence of success developing and maintaining practical training sites in the community
  • Evidence of success incorporating technology into instructional practices


SALARY: Competitive, based upon qualifications and experience


APPOINTMENT: 10-month appointment beginning August 1, 2021




The Search Committee is chaired by Drs. Justin Cooper and Ginevra Courtade, questions regarding the position may be directed to or Additional information about the department can be found at:  


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applicants must complete an on-line application available at using position #40559. You will be asked to complete a self ID form and submit electronically the following: 1) a letter of interest explaining how required and preferred qualifications are met and describing relevant experiences, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) reference list that includes the name, telephone number, and e-mail address for three references. A transcript will be requested for final candidates. Please combine all materials into a single document prior to submitting your application.


The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.