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Assistant or Associate Professor, ABA

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
67,232 - 97,093 depending upon offered rank; commensurate with education & experience
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

Oregon Institute of Technology is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Position Summary:
The successful incumbent will support the MS-ABA, BS-Applied Psychology, and ABA clinic programs. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, providing clinical supervision of students and other duties at the BIG ABA clinic. Applied research and excellence in instruction are expected of tenure track faculty at Oregon Tech. Service to the department, institution, and community are also highly valued.

The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Director of the Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic is responsible for assignment and evaluation of clinic-related activities.

Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis or related field from an accredited college or university and Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. Qualified candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of classes that support our current curriculum. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis and BS in Applied Psychology programs are housed within the Humanities and Social Sciences department, a dynamic and growing department with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Oregon Tech’s primary mission is teaching and our Applied Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis programs have a strong practical component. Candidates must be student-oriented and able to teach smaller seminar and lab classes with a hands-on emphasis, as well as larger lecture classes.

Departmental Information:
The Humanities and Social Sciences department offers undergraduate degrees in Applied Psychology and Population Health Management, minors in ALPs, Medical Sociology, and Psychology, undergraduate and graduate ABA course sequences, Master’s degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis and Marriage and Family Therapy, and a diverse collection of courses in support of Oregon Tech’s general education mission. All our programs work closely with community partners to provide applied learning experiences for our students. We are committed to our role in enabling students to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, global knowledge, and ethical and cultural awareness.

Oregon Tech’s ABA programs include an undergraduate course sequence, a Graduate Certificate and Oregon’s first MS-ABA. The MS-ABA curriculum focuses on providing a rigorous and thorough foundation in the science of behavior analysis. Students will be prepared to apply the principles of behavior analysis with diverse populations and in a wide variety of settings. Oregon Tech’s experienced and highly qualified ABA faculty offer courses on the Klamath Falls and to students everywhere via Zoom (a synchronous videoconferencing program). Klamath Falls students work in the Behavior Improvement Group (BIG) ABA Clinic at Oregon Tech, a University-affiliated regional clinic providing EIBI, behavior reduction, and social skills to local children. Additionally, students may work as behavioral consultants in the local school district with children PreK to 12th grade with a variety of diagnoses. We are seeking a candidate who can work with our ABA team in Klamath Falls to expand the role of Oregon Tech as a key provider of ABA education and services in our state.

Learn more about the department here:

Learn more about our ABA programs here and about the BIG ABA clinic here:

Required Qualifications:


  • PhD in ABA, Psychology or related, or PsyD
  • BCBA – preferred BCBA-D
  • Experience teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing evidence-based treatment for children with developmental disabilities, autism, and/or challenging behaviors
  • Ability to develop and maintain an active (applied) research program
  • To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, the incumbent must have held the rank of Assistant or Associate for a minimum of 4 years, in addition to possessing the appropriate experience and credentials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervision of BCBA candidates, BCaBAs and RBTs/behavioral technicians
  • Experience working in clinic, home and community settings, directing technicians and/or conducting parent training
  • Experience developing and maintaining an active (applied) research program

Special Instructions to Apply:

Applications are accepted exclusively through the Oregon Tech Job Board. The initial review of applications will begin on April 3, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

To apply, upload the following elements to your application.

  • A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your scholarly interests and accomplishments
  • A statement of your views/practices on diversity in education (upload under “other documents”)

For additional information, please contact the Office of Human Resources:


Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

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