Utah State University

Assistant or Associate Professor - Applied Behavior Analysis

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2022 6:32 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (https://cehs.usu.edu/sperc/) is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in schools. 


This is a full-time 9-month academic year position. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2023.


Inquiries may be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Ray Joslyn (435 797-1569 or ray.joslyn@usu.edu).


Serve as a member of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation faculty including:

  1. Carry out an active line of research and publication,
  2. Seeking extramural funding to support graduate students and research,
  3. Teaching on-campus and distance undergraduate and/or graduate classes in applied behavior analysis and special education,
  4. Supervising undergraduate and graduate student field experiences,
  5. Advising and mentoring graduate students,
  6. Collaborating in department and university program development, and
  7. Providing service to the department, university, community, state, and scholarly discipline as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications:

All Ranks

  1. Doctorate in special education, behavior analysis, or related field (e.g., psychology). ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. BCBA-D certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (or eligibility for certification by the end of the first semester of employment).
  3. Expertise in applications of behavior analysis in school settings.
  4. Direct service experience with individuals with disabilities.
  5. A history of positive working relationships with teachers, clinicians, administrators, and faculty.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank

  1. Evidence of potential to be an excellent, productive scholar and researcher.
  2. Evidence of potential to be a effective college-level teacher.
  3. Evidence of potential to obtain extramural funding for research and/or training activities.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank

  1. Established record of excellence and productivity in scholarship and research.
  2. Established record of effective college-level teaching.
  3. Established record of obtaining extramural funding for research and/or training activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Expertise in the application of behavior analysis to novel, socially important problems that relate to improving the educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their families.
  2. Expertise in multi-tiered systems of support, including Tier 1/Tier 2 behavior support.
  3. Expertise in teaching strategies/behavioral acquisition.
  4. Expertise in explicit and systematic instruction.
  5. Expertise in single subject research design.
  6. Public school special education teaching experience.
  7. Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
  8. Experience in technology-enhanced college teaching and distance education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities).

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
  2. If available, copies of course evaluations to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Contact information for three professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile 
  4. A letter of application to be typed/pasted at the end of your application that specifically addresses:
    1. for which rank you would like to be considered (Assistant or Associate Professor)
    2. your qualifications for this position addressing the position qualifications

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling is recognized nationally for both personnel preparation and research. The Department offers special education degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The bachelor’s program prepares graduates to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, and/or young children with disabilities. The department offers three master’s programs: a Master of Science, that includes a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) verified course sequence, a Master of Education in Special Education, and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling.


The department also sponsors a unique interdisciplinary doctoral (Ph.D.) program in Disability Disciplines which includes specializations in (1) special education, (2) applied behavior analysis, (3) rehabilitation counseling, (4) speech and language pathology, (5) audiology, (6) pathokinesiology, and (7) disability studies. Department faculty, along with colleagues from the university-affiliated Center for Persons with Disabilities, have a well-established record of obtaining research and training grants, national and international consulting, editorial work on national journals, and leadership in professional organizations. More information on the Department can be found on our website at sper.usu.edu.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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