The Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, the incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert for all university course work and experiential learning related to pursuit of Behavior Analysis Certifying Board designations for undergraduate, master’s, and post-master’s programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCaBA and BCBA certifications). The incumbent will hold the rank of either Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications.
Saint Joseph’s University presently has online and on campus BCaBA approved course sequences that are related to our Bachelor of Science in Autism Behavioral Studies, Bachelor of Liberal Studies in General Studies (Autism Studies Concentration), and Post-Baccalaureate Autism Studies Certificate programs. Additionally, we also have on campus and online BCBA approved course sequences that can presently be taken as part of our Master of Science Criminal Justice-Concentration in Behavior Analysis degree program, or as a Post-Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis. We anticipate launching several additional M.S. degree programs utilizing these approved course sequences in Fall 2017.
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.
Duties and Responsibilities:The Director will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Ensure overall quality and compliance with professional and certification standards in design and delivery of all undergraduate and graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis ( ABA).
- Teach four courses per year (distributed over fall, spring, and summer sessions) or their equivalent in practicum supervision. Teaching assignments, which are determined by the Associate Dean in consultation with the relevant chairs and program directors, may include both on campus and online offerings.
- Serve as liaison/designated contact person to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( BACB) for all approved BCaBA and BCBA programs at SJU.
- Take necessary steps to ensure continued BACB approval for all BCaBA and BCBA course sequences.
- Oversee the practicum process and certify that all students in the BCaBA and BCBA programs have completed the necessary coursework and practicum hours (where appropriate) for certification.
- Track and document student pass/fail rates in BCaBA and BCBA credentialing exams; focus on achieving and maintaining high pass rates
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to explore/design/launch additional licensing or credentialing programs for students in SJUABA programs, as appropriate
- Develop, create, and maintain secure documentation of all paper and electronic records related to completion of the practicum and related course work, including BACB records.
- Coordinate with appropriate academic departments, the Kinney Center, and other key stakeholders to ensure the overall success of our ABA programs and students
Minimum Requirements:Doctoral degree in appropriate field with BCBA-D credential required.
Teaching Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis at either undergraduate or graduate level.
Preferred Qualifications:Administrative or management experience in higher education or clinical setting preferred.
Teaching Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Experience teaching in on-campus and online/hybrid delivery modes.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:None
211005 – Office of CAS Dean
Open Until Filled
Internal and External Applicants
All applications must be submitted on-line. Completed application should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide confidential letters of reference on the candidate’s behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
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