Faculty, Lecturer - Autism Studies

Orem, Utah County / Vineyard, Utah County
Jul 24, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Summary of Duties:

Designs, prepares, and teaches upper and lower division courses in Autism and Education. Delivers content in a meaningful and engaging method with measurable course objectives. Instructs, manages, and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms through demonstration, discussion, experiential learning, and visual aids. Evaluates instruction and learning by means of written, verbal, practical, and performance tests. Maintains a student-oriented approach to education. Advises students during office hours or at other times as needed. Some course prep required.


  • Experience using multimedia software and hardware in a classroom environment
  • Awareness and understanding of National Autism Standards and research
  • Experience with course development pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in a multimedia classroom environment
  • Effective interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Skill in effective instructional strategies and techniques


  • Ability to motivate students
  • Ability to implement and teach students a wide variety of evidence-based interventions used to treat ASD
  • Demonstrated ability to teach lower and upper division courses
  • Able to commit to evening courses on occasion

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught or master’s degree plus two years of experience in a related discipline. Demonstrated successful teaching at the college or university level is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or related field
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), preferred
  • Experience with adolescents and adults, preferred

Utah Valley University (UVU) is a student-centered teaching institution dedicated to building communities of engaged learners. Being part of something greater, serving a larger mission of discovery and student engaged learning — that's the heart of what drives people to work at UVU. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance the Unique Mission of our institution. Our goal in Human Resources is to ensure that the University is an “Employer of Choice” and as such we are committed to continuous improvement, and to an employee population that represents the diverse communities in which we operate.

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