Assistant Professor - Behavior Analysis

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Assistant Professor - Behavior Analysis


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The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) at the University of North Texas, distinguished as one of the few Tier‐One research universities designated as a Hispanic‐Serving Institution (HSI), prepares graduates to address diverse and complex social issues such as aging, disability, disaster management and recovery, criminal justice, health disparities, and public safety, and find solutions to challenges in public administration, public health, and urban design. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, UNT Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment (WISE), and a number of professional development and clinical training programs to facilitate careers to address a global society.

HPS students are trained to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers, and professionals who strengthen the diverse communities we serve with thoughtful, inclusive, and equitable practices as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech-language pathologists, social workers, urban planners and more.

Located within HPS, the Department of Behavior Analysis has 7 full‐time tenured and tenure‐track faculty, 2 professional faculty, 1 research faculty, and many part-time lecturers. The department takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars, including many who have won prestigious awards and recognition from disciplinary bodies, the university, and local and regional governing bodies. Many of our faculty serve in leadership roles in the discipline, including serving on editorial boards of our leading journals.

The department prepares graduates for careers in behavior analysis as researchers, academics, and scientist‐practitioners. The department has been training students in behavior analysis for more than 30 years, was the first program accredited by ABAI, and was recognized by ABAI for enduring programmatic contributions to the discipline. We offer four degree‐granting programs: a verified course sequence (VCS) leading to a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, a VCS leading to a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, an ABAI‐accredited Master of Science in Behavior Analysis, and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. In 2022, the department had 320 graduate students and the undergraduate program had 135 students.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full‐time, tenure track Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024. The ideal candidate will direct a strong programmatic line of research that is either currently externally funded or has the potential for external funding that makes a scholarly impact in the discipline. The candidate’s research program will involve students as junior colleagues, align with departmental priorities, and make synergistic use of the partners and collaborators available in the college and the university. The ideal candidate will contribute to the academic success of behavior analysis students through individualized mentorship across practical experiences and research projects and by developing and teaching courses in their areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis or a related discipline from an accredited institution; Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by Aug. 31, 2024.
  • Evidence of research with high potential for external support.
  • Experience with college teaching in at least one area of behavior analysis or related area.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Current certification as a Board‐Certified Behavior Analyst‐Doctoral (BCBA‐D) and eligible for licensure in Texas;2. Demonstrated working knowledge of current pedagogical and instructional technologies that are adaptive to student needs;3. Demonstrated knowledge in several areas of behavior analytic content;4. Demonstrated in‐depth skill and knowledge in specific area(s) of expertise and scholarship;5. Experience with college teaching in multiple modes of instruction, including in‐person, hybrid, online synchronous, and/or online asynchronous instruction;6. Demonstrated commitment to promoting student success and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in teaching through direct teaching and mentoring;7. Demonstrated scholarship with potential for grants and publication record in area(s) of expertise;Expertise in one of the following specialty areas:· Autism Intervention· Behavior Analysis in Education· Behavioral Gerontology· Behavioral Medicine and Health· Instructional Design & Learning Technology· Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities· Organizational Behavior Management

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Ability to communicate

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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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