Visiting Instructor of Applied Behavior Analysis

Saint Joseph's University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Saint Joseph’s University
Visiting Instructor of Applied Behavior Analysis


Position Summary:
The Special Education department at Saint Joseph’s University invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis to support the Autism Behavioral Studies program. The Autism Behavioral Studies major ( prepares students to work directly with children and adults with disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis.


The program is approved by the Association of Behavior Analyst International (ABAI) to offer coursework toward certification leading to Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), an important credential in the field of special education, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Special Education department also offers a graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Candidates should desire the opportunity to work with department colleagues to continue to grow a vibrant and sustainable program of students within the context of a Jesuit Institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts education.


Duties and Responsibilities:       
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in support of the Autism Behavioral Studies program, with the standard teaching load for the position being 8 courses per academic year (typically, 4 courses per semester), and may be called upon to teach other courses in the department, as needed.


Duties for this position include service to the department, demonstration of teaching effectiveness, and providing advising support and guidance to students.


Minimum Requirements:
Candidates with a Master’s degree in Special Education or a closely related field with a strong commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses will be considered (and would hold the title “Visiting Instructor”).

  • Candidates must hold an active certification as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Special Education or a closely related field with a strong commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates with ABD will be considered (and would hold the title “Visiting Instructor” until successful completion of their degree).
  • Direct experience using the principles of ABA, including developing, using, and collecting data on behavior intervention plans
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with disabilities


On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:


Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.



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