December 5, 2014

Applied Behavior Analyst position at Assumption College

Assumption College seeks candidates for a full-time non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

The successful candidate is expected to have an earned doctorate and to be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Candidates with a doctoral degree in psychology, special education, or human services are encouraged to apply for this position. This position may be converted into a tenure-track position in the future. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to provide leadership in developing a new undergraduate curriculum that will comply with the accreditation standards for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and a new graduate program that will comply with the accreditation standards for the BCBA. These new programs will involve collaboration between existing programs in the Departments of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Psychology, and Education. In addition to curriculum development, responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester, advising students, and maintaining an active scholarly agenda. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new behavior analysis programs within 3 years of hire.

Assumption College is located in Worcester, MA, which has a number of agencies that provide applied behavioral analysis programs and interventions. Assumption College faculty have developed close collaborations with behavioral analysis colleagues at the Horace Mann Educational Associates and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (including the affiliated Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center).

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.  Applicants should send:  (1) a letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) research statement, (5) samples of representative research papers (6) transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and (7) names and contact information of three references. Apply online at

Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption.  Assumption College is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and an Affirmative Action/EEOC employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College’s diversity.

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