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Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Non-Tenure Track

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 28, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Non-Tenure Track
St. Edward's University

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Non-Tenure Track

Department of Human Development and Leadership

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Non-Tenured Track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Leadership, beginning August 2023. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will have extensive background providing ABA services in a variety of settings, including educational and clinical organizations. St. Edwards University, located in Austin, Texas, is a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approved by the Association of Behavior Analyst International (ABAI) to offer coursework toward certification leading to Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an important credential in the field of special education, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We offer a wide range of coursework within a 30-credit hour program, where admissions are offered starting both in Fall and Spring semester. Each semester, students enroll in two fully online, 7-week courses, sequentially. This learning format allows students to focus on one content area at a time and work at an accelerated pace.

The successful candidate will provide high quality instruction to students from diverse backgrounds in the graduate program, with the standard teaching load for the position being 8 courses per academic year, and may be called upon to teach other courses within the department, as needed.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, qualified applicants will have:
  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) or equivalent in ABA or a related field;
  • BCBA-D® required; LBA or LABA strongly preferred;
  • At least 5 years of experience providing behavior analytic services in public or private

  • Experience teaching in higher education, and conducting workshops, trainings, or

other forms of professional development;
  • Excellent technology skills and experience teaching online preferred;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities;
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures;
  • Interest, initiative, and ability to develop and evaluate programs in the department;
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check, and sexual offender records check

  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion;

demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety

of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own;
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required

online trainings within 15 days of employment;
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this

position plays in achieving those goals;
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID

protocols established by the University.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
  • Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body.
  • Teaching and supervising a minimum of eight (8) courses (9-month contract; with

opportunities for additional payment for a summer course load) to include select

graduate courses offered by the ABA program (including introductory and advanced

ABA courses, specialty area and concentration courses in OBM/ Supervision, Functional

Behavior Assessment and Analysis, Program Development, and Practicum.)
  • Courses will be completely online, with synchronous class meetings held remotely once

a week via Zoom.
  • Support graduate activities at the university;
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse graduate

student body at a Hispanic-serving Institution
  • Supervise and provide substantial feedback students in the ABA program;
  • Assist in curriculum development, including development of online classes and

supervision curriculum;
  • Work closely with the Program Director, ABA Team, and Student Success Counselors to

support graduate students;
  • Maintain close contact to and engagement with the applied behavior analysis

credentialing organizations, regional ABA organizations, latest BACB® regulations, and

up-to-date field of ABA content;
  • Assist with the identification, compilation, and analysis of program assessment

  • Engage in limited school and university service and committee activities aligned with

the University's mission;
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting

grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and

attendance policies;
  • Maintain scheduled virtual office hours according to university policy;
  • Attend necessary faculty, department and university meetings;
  • Assist the admissions office with student recruitment by participating in other

admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as

  • Support diversity, inclusion and equity in teaching, supervision, and service;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the

  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes;
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning;
  • Understand and appreciate the university's mission, purpose and goals and the role of

faculty in achieving those goals;
  • Attend trainings as required;
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the University.

For detailed information, please see the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available),

Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance,

Long Term Disability Insurance,

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance,

Employee Assistance Program,

Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave,

Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits,

Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts.


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with graduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

Applicants should submit materials by March 23, 2023 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #:J2020345


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