Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology - Behavior Analysis
Position Description: The Department of Psychology in the College of the Pacific at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal. Assistance with moving expenses is available.
The Department specializes in health-related and applied areas of psychology, including behavior therapy and applied behavior analysis, and is looking for a behavior-analysis faculty member whose expertise will both complement and expand on those of current faculty. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior with any populations, and/or early behavioral intervention for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Successful candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in psychology, behavior analysis, or a closely related field, and must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D) by the time of appointment. ABD candidates also will be considered.
Responsibilities include: Teaching courses in our psychology program within the liberal arts college of the University. Courses taught will be a mixture of undergraduate and graduate courses in behavioral psychology, research methods, among others. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and experience working with diverse populations.
The Department of Psychology consists of 7 full-time faculty that provide coursework in theoretical and research foundations of psychology, with intensive student involvement in research and applied experiences. Candidates with expertise in these areas would have the opportunity to contribute to the graduate as well as undergraduate programs. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the University, with approximately 170 undergraduate majors. The Department also houses a Masters Degree program focused on Applied Behavior Analysis and Doctoral Preparation for Behavior Analysis and Behaviorally-Oriented Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified that our course sequence meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam. We also provide supervised clinical experience which meets the BACB Concentrated Fieldwork requirements. For more information about the department, visit http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Colleges/College-of-the-Pacific/Academics/Departments-and-Programs/Psychology.html.
Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Basic Qualifications: Ph.D or ABD; BCBA or BCBA-D
Special Instructions: Applicants will be required to upload the following: 1. Curriculum vitae 2. Cover letter 3. Teaching philosophy 4. Unofficial transcripts 5. Provide contact information for three (3) professional references.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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