Assistant Professor – Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis
Tenure Track - Spring 2018
Western Connecticut State University's School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Department of Education & Educational Psychology for January 2018.
The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduate degrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master's degrees in Nursing and Education & Education Psychology, and Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing. The Department of Education and Educational Psychology is one of the signature departments at WCSU and offers the following degrees in professional fields: a BS in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Major, BS in Secondary Education , MS in Education Option in Curriculum , MS in School Counseling, MS in Clinical Mental Health, MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership. Programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and NEASC. For more information, visit http://www.wcsu.edu/education/
Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for: teaching Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) courses; coordinating practicum at the graduate and undergraduate levels; engaging in scholarly activities, including grant writing, program evaluation, and serving on graduate committees. The ABA courses are primarily via distance learning and special education courses are hybrid format.
Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in special education or related field with a concentration in ABA; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate as stated on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website (i.e., accrued 1,500 hours of BCBA-supervised field experience and met the BCBA coursework requirement.)
Preferred qualifications: Teaching certification in Special Education; Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D); scholarly productivity in ABA, including behavioral research; experience teaching courses on behavioral interventions for individuals; active role in ABA-related professional associations; successful college-level teaching and supervision of practicum training activities; experience developing and teaching online courses in ABA; at least one (1) year of experience working in applied settings with individuals on the autism spectrum or other developmental disability.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Salary & Benefits: The minimum starting salary is $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/ There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.
Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-502. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
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