Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

St. Cloud State University

United States

May 8, 2023


Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis Hire Type Faculty Division Academic Affairs Department College of Health and Wellness Professions Unit Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy Location SCSU Main Campus, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 FLSA Exempt Full/Part Time Full Time FTE 1.0 Employment Condition Fixed Term Work Shift Varies Work Schedule/Hours/Days


Posting Details

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at SCSU has existed for nearly 40 years. Our students routinely publish and present class projects, internship projects, and thesis work. Faculty receive strong support in developing their teaching, research, and clinical work. The faculty position will be instrumental in helping to develop a new, externally-funded Autism Discovery Center. The new faculty member will teach courses in our new undergraduate minor, as well as our on-campus and online master's degree programs. Opportunities in a new PsyD program will be available as well.

The ABA program is located within the the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy at St. Cloud State University. The department offers the degrees and programs in Community Psychology, Chemical Dependency, and Applied Behavior Analysis (minor); as well as graduate degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis, College Counseling and Student Development, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling.

Click on links to learn more about the College of Health and Wellness Professions and the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapyand the Department of Applied Behavior Analysis

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research- based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in- person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State's commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU's It's Timestrategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system's Equity 2030 initiative . SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

Position is open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately.

Salary Minimum Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary Maximum Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary Type Annual Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the B.S. in Community Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis minor, and M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (distance and on-campus). Advise students, contribute to student growth and development, and engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Courses to be taught may include Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Supports, Behavior Assessment, Behavioral Applications, Ethics in Psychology and Behavior Analysis, Social Bases of Behavior, Principles of Behavior, topical seminars in Behavior Analysis, and supervision of practicum, internship, and thesis.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology or related field with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis; ABD considered if doctoral degree will be completed by date of appointment.
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Evidence of experience in academic and clinical teaching practice with documented teaching effectiveness.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in the ABA minor and graduate courses in the Applied Behavior Analysis program.
  • Evidence of preparation and/or experience to teach courses across in- person, online, and/or hybrid modalities
  • Evidence of experience working with graduate level students.
  • Evidence of experience in at least one of the following areas: Organizational Behavior Management, clinic management, clinical supervision of graduate students
  • Candidates must be Board Certified Behavior Analysts OR show evidence of preparation toward becoming Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Other Requirements About

    Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

    Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here .

    Why Work For Us:

    Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals

    Benefits Info

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 23-00009

    Number of Vacancies 1 Re-posting No Desired Start Date 08/16/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) 05/08/2023 Open Date 08/01/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Accept Applications Yes Special Instructions Summary Posting Contact

    Dan Macari, Search Committee Chair

    Associate Professor in the Dept. of Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy

    Phone: 320-308-2160

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
  • SCSU Job Opportunities
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Personal Contact- Invited to Apply
  • Other
  • Have you worked at St. Cloud State University or any Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System institutions in the past?
  • Yes
  • Yes, Current Employee
  • No
  • St. Cloud State values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Describe how you will contribute to equity, inclusion and social justice efforts and engage students of all backgrounds in the courses that you would teach.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Bachelor's Transcript
  • Unofficial Master's Transcript
  • Unofficial Doctorate Transcript
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Contact Information for 3 Professional References
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Terminal Degree Transcript
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