Assistant Professor - Applied Behavioral Science
Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
The College emphasizes interdisciplinary, experiential learning and
global awareness, houses a vibrant university wide Honors Program
that highlights undergraduate research and service activities, and
has created strong affiliations with outstanding cross-disciplinary
research centers. Faculty and academic staff have emphasized the
importance of continuing and expanding on relationships with
centers and entities including the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas
Biological Survey, Kansas Geological Survey, the Hall Center for the Humanities
the Life Span Institute
the Institute for Policy and Social
, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History
Museum. These relationships have brought a broad range of
disciplines together to pursue and conduct sponsored research and
education at the international, national, state, regional and local
levels, and have created employment structures in which faculty and
academic staff share appointments to emphasize collaboration.
College faculty and research staff are welcomed as members in all
designated research centers and institutes
. The College is
home to internationally recognized scholars and scientists who
brought in $44M in research funding in FY 2021, nearly 30% of the
total funded research at KU Lawrence.
The Department of Applied Behavioral Science is one of the top 10
behavior analytic graduate programs based on research rankings (see
et al., 2015
) and second-most research-productive in applied
behavior analysis (see Wilder
et al., 2015
- Develop and teach the equivalent of four seminar or lecture
courses per year.
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings.
- Develop and administer assignments, class activities, and
tests; respond to and evaluate student work; provide timely
feedback to students; and assign grades.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes
- Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
- Establish and maintain a non-human and/or human animal
- Engage in scholarly activity, publications, and
- Supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
- Serve on departmental, college, and/or University committees
and actively contribute to the working of the University
- Participate in professional and public service activities
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Contact Information to Applicants
Applied Behavioral Science Department
- A PhD in Applied Behavioral Science, Psychology, Special
Education, or related disciplines (with expertise in applied
behavior analysis) for instruction of graduate courses, OR all
requirements completed for a PhD except for the dissertation
defense. In the latter situation, the hired candidate must complete
all requirements for the PhD by August 2024.
- Board Certification in Behavior Analysis.
- At least one semester of teaching experience at the university
or college level.
The University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor
with expertise in early childhood education (possible areas of
focus include skills assessment, skill acquisition, verbal
behavior, child development, language development, literacy, or
others) in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science to begin
8/18/2024. This position is a full-time, academic-year appointment.
In addition to expertise in early childhood education, a successful
candidate must be able to teach core behavior analytic courses in
our undergraduate and graduate programs (e.g., research methods,
conceptual foundations, principles).
The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university, an R-1
institution and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious
Association of American Universities (AAU). Our university
consistently earns high rankings for academics and recognition as a
premier research university (engaging in $275 million of externally
funded research annually).
KU has 21 programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top
25 among public universities, including #1 rankings for graduate
programs in public administration and special education. KU has 65
ranked graduate programs and is ranked 24th in best value among
public institutions in 2022. KU offers 5,000 courses, 400 degree
and certificate programs, and more than 200 fields of study. The
University values global engagement with more than 150 programs of
international study and cooperative research and offers more than
130 study abroad programs. Student enrollment for the
Lawrence-Edwards was 23,958 representing all 50 states and 112
At KU we make it our mission to educate leaders, build healthy
communities, and make discoveries that change the world. We aspire
to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and
advances society. KU’s strategic plan Jayhawks Rising is focused on
objectives to accomplish this vision through three mission-based
priorities of student success, healthy and vibrant communities,
research, and discovery. At the University of Kansas, diversity,
equity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our
culture and university strategic plan. In a continuing effort to
enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and
employment opportunities, the university actively encourages
applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher
education. Noting the value that differences bring to our
organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The
successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the
effective date of the appointment.
KU’s research residential campus is in the center of a vibrant and
culturally-rich community — a quintessential college town.
Visitors, students and new employees from outside the area enjoy
discovering the many wonders of Lawrence, including a thriving
downtown, diverse local and regional events, area lakes, vibrant
arts and music scenes, and an indelible history. Home to nearly
95,000 people, Lawrence is located 45 minutes west of Kansas City
and 30 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Along with the
music, arts, culture and sports experiences offered at KU and in
Lawrence, the short drive to Kansas City provides quick access to
historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues,
and professional sports teams.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For more information and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26277BR
. A complete online application includes the following materials:
(1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research agenda; (4)
teaching philosophy statement; and (5) the names, email and contact
information for three professional references. In addition to the
materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and
engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's
mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following
question at the time of application:
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they
have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI
initiatives within the required application materials
Application review will begin October 23, 2023 and will continue
until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.