Assistant or Associate Professor- Applied Behavior Analysis

University of Nebraska Omaha

United States

December 1, 2021


Posting Details Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor- Applied Behavior Analysis

Department Psychology Essential Functions

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 myriad ways.

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 Additional Duties

For more information about the UNO-MMI Applied Behavior Analysis program, please visit https: // www. sciences/psychology/academics/graduate-programs/aba-program/index.phpor 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.

Required Qualifications

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 undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Physical Demands

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.

Work Environment

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 Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

To learn more and apply online, please visit https: // and submit the following application materials:

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:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Statement or Evidence
  • Research Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Media File
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