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Assistant Professor – Behavior Analysis

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
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Posted date
Sep 23, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
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Position Title

Assistant Professor – Behavior Analysis

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College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000 College


Psychology - 32431

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Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Psychology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor,
nine-month tenure-track position with a focus in Behavior Analysis beginning Fall semester August 2022.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses that support the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral course sequences in Behavior Analysis, conduct research, supervise/mentor students, and engage in service.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Candidates should possess a PhD in Behavior Analysis or a closely related discipline.

ABD will be considered; however, PhD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Strong preference will be given to candidates:
  • Who demonstrate a commitment to high-quality training in behavior analysis, exemplified through teaching, research, supervision, and service. Area of research is open and may include applied, conceptual, and/or experimental behavior analysis.
  • Whose primary research interests involve humans and who have the potential of obtaining extramural funding.
  • Whose interests and experiences in teaching graduate courses in conceptual issues, verbal behavior, advanced experimental analysis of behavior, small-n research design, or practicum supervision.
  • Certified or eligible to be certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

UNCW is a Carnegie-classified R2 Doctoral University with 17,915 students located on the scenic North Carolina coast. The department, which has 34 full-time faculty members, serves 833 undergraduate and 81 graduate majors. Master’s and doctoral training are offered in Behavior Analysis, General Clinical, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Psychological Science. The UNCW behavior analysis program has a Verified Course Sequence for undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming board-certified behavior analysts and an interdisciplinary minor in applied behavior analysis with Special Education. The behavior analysis program has been recognized by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis for their enduring contributions to the field and is seeking ABAI accreditation. Faculty represent diverse research interests including basic, translational, and applied areas.

College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on December 15, 2021, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

1. Cover Letter – letter of interest
2. Curriculum Vita
3. Writing Sample
4. Teaching Philosophy
5. Research Summary
** If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.

Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

Letters of recommendation will be requested during the screening process.

Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Christine Hughes at .

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  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Summary
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