Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Teacher Education (10000910)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The University of Mississippi Department of Teacher Education is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Special Education in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  The Special Education program reflects an active faculty devoted to teaching, service, scholarship, and professional development.


This is a full-time position with a nine-month appointment.  Start date to be determined.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in evidence-based intervention practices for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and other disorders that occur during the developmental period (birth to age 18). We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, especially those who are linguistically or culturally diverse, or who can contribute diverse perspectives to our program and university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Responsibilities for this position:     

•    Teaching courses that support the Special Education graduate and undergraduate programs, specifically in the Applied Behavior Analysis program;
•    Supervising graduate practicum experiences;
•    Maintaining an active research agenda related to their subspeciality or expertise within behavior analysis;
•    Advising and mentoring graduate students and assisting with student support and recruitment activities;
•    Collaborating in department and university program development and committees.


Minimum Education/Experience

1.    An earned doctorate in Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or related field.  Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.  
2.    Currently maintain BCBA or BCBA-D status.
3.    Excellent teaching skills
4.    Ability to teach classes in in-person, hybrid, synchronous online, and asynchronous online delivery formats.
5.    Scholarly productivity in ABA, including behavioral research; 


ditional Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank:
1.    Demonstrated evidence of at least three years of prior experience teaching students with ASD in public and/or private schools.
2.    Demonstrated evidence of at least three years of prior experience as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience supervising aspiring behavior analysts
3.    Experience teaching synchronous and asynchronous online classes.
4.    Record of scholarly activity. 


Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature. 
●    A completed application; 
●    A cover letter that specifically addresses your qualifications for this position,
●    A curriculum vitae that includes all degrees and certifications, all professional experience, a list of courses taught, and scholarship;
●    Any additional information that highlights your experience as a K-12 teacher, college instructor, or graduate student.  


The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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