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Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: 01-50-5085-ABA Dept
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Aug 1, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 151216

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and a satellite locations in East Longmeadow, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: ASPABA
  • Status: Full-time, 12 month, faculty position
  • Hours: As per courses scheduled; schedule varies. Day, evening, and weekend hours required
  • Location: Remote
  • Exempt: Yes

Job Summary:

We seek a dynamic individual who has expertise in applied behavior analysis and instruction in higher education with extensive background providing ABA services in a variety of settings, including educational and clinical organizations. The successful candidate will provide high quality instruction to the graduate programs in applied behavior analysis and special education and will teach and supervise in our graduate programs across sites and locations, with priority being in our online format.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching and supervising a minimum of eight (8) courses (24 credits) or the equivalent in courses + supervision annually to include select undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the ABA program (including introductory and advanced ABA courses, specialty area and concentration courses in OBM/ Supervision, Functional Assessment and Analysis, and Verbal Behavior. Courses will be primarily online, with synchronous class meetings held remotely; may include a combination of online and onsite courses across campus locations (East Longmeadow MA, and offsite program locations);
  • Support undergraduate and graduate activities at the university;
  • Supervise students in the ABA program;
  • Advise students in the ABA Program;
  • Assist in curriculum development, including development of online classes and supervision curriculum;
  • Work closely Program Director, ABA Team, and Special Education Coordinator to support graduate students;
  • Maintain close contact to and engagement with the applied behavior analysis credentialing organizations, regional ABA organizations, latest BACB® regulations, and up-to-date field of ABA content;
  • Advance research/scholarship of the ABA program, including leadership of student research activity;
  • Engage in program development and innovation in applied behavior analysis and special education/teacher education;
  • Provide significant program leadership and service of the ABA Program;
  • Establish and maintain community/district-based partnerships;
  • Provide assistance for grants or other fundraising efforts as requested;
  • Assist with the identification, compilation, and analysis of program assessment information;
  • Engage in school and university service and committee activities while also participating in community service activities in Massachusetts aligned with the University's mission;
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies;
  • Actively participate and be involved in representing the university in local, state, and national professional organizations;
  • Maintain scheduled office hours according to university policy;
  • Attend faculty, department and university meetings;
  • Assist the admissions office with student recruitment by participating in open houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested;
  • Maintain an active presence at the university, including participation in major university events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events;
  • Support diversity, inclusion and equity in teaching, supervision, and service;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the classroom;
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes;
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning;
  • Understand and appreciate the university's mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals;
  • Attend trainings as required;
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the University.


  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) or equivalent in ABA or a related field;
  • BCBA® required; LBA or LABA strongly preferred;
  • At least 5 years of experience providing behavior analytic services in public or private settings;
  • Experience teaching in higher education, and conducting workshops, trainings, or other forms of professional development;
  • Excellent technology skills and experience teaching online preferred;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities;
  • Interest, initiative, and ability to develop and evaluate programs in the department;
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA guidelines;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines;
  • Valid U.S. driver's license;
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter;
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.). and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.);
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own;
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures;
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment;
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals;
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for three professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.


Working At Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"


  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.

Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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