Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services

August 28, 2019
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 11, 2019
The University of Scranton

Position Description

The University of Scranton is pleased to invite applications and nominations for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty member to teach in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. Rank is commensurate with experience. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a successful history of teaching and service in an accredited ABA program.  The selected candidate will teach in the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate program and collaborate with department faculty to develop Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the areas of Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies.

The ideal candidate is a team-oriented leader with strong communication skills and the ability to relate well with students. Experienced ABA faculty are encouraged to apply. This full-time, nine-month position includes teaching, service, and scholarship. The selected candidate will possess outstanding leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities of this position include teaching and advising students, conducting and mentoring research, and participating in Department and University committees.


Required Qualifications of Candidates:

  • An earned doctorate in Behavior Analysis or Ph.D./Ed.D. in a closely-related field - Specialized certificate in applied behavior analysis (BCBA-D)
  • Clinical expertise in any area of autism
  • Record of teaching, scholarship and service
  • Provide leadership to the program and to the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Grant writing experience
  • Understanding and experience with curriculum content, design, and assessment/evaluation
  • Experience in supervision and developing onsite clinical opportunities

About The Institution

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program: 

Located in the Panuska College of Professional Studies, in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, the Applied Behavior Analysis program is an 18-credit post-graduate certificate program designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders or counseling and human services with a mastery of therapy methods and treatments of children and adults with autism and related developmental disorders. The program has been approved as a Verified Course Sequence by the ABAI. This certificate will prepare students to meet the requirements needed to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will have met the coursework and intensive practicum hours required to sit for the certification exam.

There is a critical shortage of skilled professionals who can offer behavioral intervention which is the proven key to the successful treatment of autism. Board Certified Behavioral Analysts are required to demonstrate a high level of understanding of behavioral principles and concepts that are scientific and evidence-based, not limited by their own clinical experience. Highly educated and skilled providers of autism services are needed to help our children and family members reach their full potential.

The University of Scranton:

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.

Spirituality is at the core of our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning. The chief characteristics embedded in the Ignatian vision include: the concept of the Magis, or a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude; Cura Personalis, individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community; seeking God in all things; liberal education; service of faith and the promotion of justice; and contemplation in action.

The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence.  We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will "set the world on fire."

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Counseling and Human Services Department for the Applied Behavior Analysis program should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant: 

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

The full and complete application should contain the following information: 

1) A cover letter outlining your clinical and academic experience;
2) A comprehensive CV outlining your career;
3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, e-mail address, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission from the candidate.

This search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.