Assistant Professor of Psychology with ABA Specialization

Allendale, Michigan
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to begin in August, 2021. We seek faculty who are committed to excellence in classroom teaching, engagement with students in collaborative research, and service to the university and community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university and must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D). Research and applied experience working with children and adolescents in school settings or mental health settings is desirable along with scholarly interests that are inclusive and diversify the expertise in our department.


Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year in undergraduate and graduate programs, including online courses in the ABA Graduate Certificate Program; advising and mentoring students; engaging in collaborative research and application-oriented projects that serve the community and discipline; and providing leadership to the ABA program expansion. Additional preferred qualifications include experience with or desire to recruit, teach, and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.


The GVSU Department of Psychology is a dynamic department with active undergraduate and graduate programs supported by 40 faculty. Within our department, we value and encourage diverse scholarly interests that include collaboration with students as well as colleagues within and outside of the university.


Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, three letters of reference, and graduate school transcripts. Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive state-supported university of 24,000 students with a commitment to undergraduate education in both the classroom and research laboratory. In your statements, please describe ongoing or anticipated activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service, with particular attention to experiences engaging and supporting a diverse student body. Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities Apply online at and select "Apply now". The review process will begin on February 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be submitted to Dr. Amy Matthews, search committee chair at [email protected].

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