Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor- Applied Behavior Analysis
The Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Psychology Department at the
University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is seeking applications for a 9-month
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty position. This
is a jointly administered master's degree graduate training program with
faculty at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) at the University of Nebraska
Medical Center (UNMC). The mission of the program is to train behavior
analysts who can work successfully with children/adolescents, families and/or
individuals across the lifespan in clinical behavioral health settings and in
schools. The faculty member will be assisting with further development and
teaching of ABA courses (on campus and online) at the graduate and
undergraduate level, practicum supervision, and research mentoring. Evidence
of potential for scholarly productivity is expected. As part of the
collaboration with MMI, the faculty member may negotiate access to MMI clinic
space for applied research/lab work.
UNO and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to diversity in
its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning
environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a
metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with many first-
generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color,
ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender
identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status,
marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or
employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
Work Schedule Varies
For more information about the UNO-MMI Applied Behavior Analysis program,
please visit https: // www. unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-
contact Dr. Shriver at the phone or email listed above.
UNO is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal
university in Omaha, the early founders' goal was to make higher education
accessible and affordable for the city's residents. In 1968, the campus joined
the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as
the state's metropolitan campus.
Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO's mission and vision. Today, the
campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community
engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of
backgrounds. UNO's ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In
Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and
diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the
numerous resources and support services offered by the university.
The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education,
government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO's commitment to
community engagement has landed UNO on the President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal
recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.
This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO. In 2019, it was ranked
in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by
Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of
UNO's 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent
alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It
is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region.
UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives
on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and
partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how
UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.
MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
program. Our 14 departments provide over 70,000 clinical services each year
serving individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs across the
lifespan. Over 75% of our activities take place in the community. We have a
robust teaching and outreach portfolio: in 2020 we trained 141 students,
interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows. Taught 27 university level
courses, 24 other discipline related trainings, and provided 32 pre-service
preparation trainings. We also provided 110 community service activities, 47
continuing education activities and provided 2700 hours of technical
assistance in the community.
Omaha is a dynamic and energetic city with more than 1.3 million people
within a 60 minute drive. Among numerous rankings for outstanding livability,
economic well-being, and the arts, the USNWR ranked Omaha as the 2nd most
affordable place to live in 2017 and the 7th best city to raise a family in
the U.S. In Omaha, excellent schools, numerous cultural events, outdoor
activities, and an active riverfront and downtown area highlight the strong
community spirit of this Midwest gem.
Earned Doctorate (or anticipated prior to start date) in Behavior Analysis
or Clinical or School Psychology or related field, Board Certified Behavior
Analyst, evidence of potential for scholarly productivity and graduate and
Area of practice and research emphasis is open, but applied or research
experience in ABA in community settings (e.g., outpatient clinical settings,
schools, community agencies) with focus on children/adolescents and families
consistent with program's mission to train behavior analysts who can function
broadly as clinicians in mental/behavioral health or educational settings.
Evidence of potential for external funding.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand,
walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors.
Noise level is low to moderate.
Salary Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Number 2021F-00155
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
To learn more and apply online, please visit
https: // unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/13923 and submit the following
1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information of three references (references will be
contacted upon application submission to submit letters of recommendation
electronically through PeopleAdmin)
4. Statements of research and teaching goals ( In your statements for
teaching and research explicitly incorporate considerations for how your
cultural, experiential, and/or academic background informs your teaching and
research and can enhance the diversity, inclusion, and equity of the ABA
educational programs at UNO.)
5. Select copies of recent publications
6. Past teaching evaluations
Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be
considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or any
other website will not be reviewed or considered.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until
the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the
review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered.
For questions about the position, please contact Mark D. Shriver, Ph.D.,
Chair, ABA Faculty Search Committee, Psychology Department, Munroe-Meyer
Institute, 985450 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5450; phone:
402-559-6408; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Documents Needed To Apply
Teaching Statement or Evidence