Assistant/Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Master's and Ph.D. programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or tenure-eligible associate professor position to begin in Fall 2023. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a promising line of applied, school-based research that could lead to external funding. We seek a candidate who enhances our mission to (a) improve the educational and social prognosis of children from birth to grade 6, and (b) advance a science of teaching and ABA for diverse populations. The ability to conduct research in special education and general education settings is critical. We are particularly interested in candidates who are (a) interested in engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations, (b) demonstrate a strong record of teaching and mentoring, and (c) have an explicit commitment to diversity, inclusion, and advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition to scholarship, the position entails teaching Master's and Ph.D. level courses (two courses per semester), advising Master's and Ph.D. students, and dissertation mentorship.

Located in New York City, Teachers College is consistently ranked as one of the top schools of education in the nation. The ABA programs are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the Master's program is a Verified Course Sequence (Behavior Analyst Certification Board), is approved for coursework by New York state for licensure, and leads to teacher certification in special and general education.

The ABA programs utilize a scientist-practitioner model that places a high value on applied, school-based research and research-driven teaching. Full-time Master's and Ph.D. students engage in research and fieldwork at school sites that utilize principles from ABA and the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS; see On a daily basis, our graduate students educate over 300 young children. In addition to training, these sites offer a robust environment for conducting educational research with children from birth to 6th grade in special education and general education settings.

At Teachers College, the ABA programs are situated in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education cluster within the Health & Behavior Studies Department. In addition to taking courses from ABA faculty members, students take courses from faculty in affiliated cluster programs (Intellectual Disability/Autism and Deaf & Hard of Hearing) and may collaborate with faculty in other applied programs in the department (e.g., School Psychology) and throughout the college.

To apply, please submit the following information: (a) a letter of intent that includes a statement of current and future research plans, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) reprints of three publications, (d) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) the names and contact information for three references.

All questions should be sent to Dr. Daniel Fienup (, chair of the search committee.

Teachers College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and to providing equal opportunity in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression), religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or a related field (e.g., School Psychology). The applicant will have or be eligible for the BCBA-D credential and the New York License in Behavior Analysis. The applicant will demonstrate a promising record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, prior graduate teaching experience, and experience conducting research in special education and general education settings. The successful applicant will have a research agenda that can contribute to work in our partnering schools and sets the stage for interdisciplinary collaboration within our Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education cluster.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion and multicultural competence and will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Areas of research interest is open, but we are particularly interested in colleagues with expertise in educational interventions, instructional design, and verbal development. The preferred candidate will be able to collaborate with CABAS school staff and supervisors and be eligible for obtaining CABAS ranks (teaching and research).

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