Assistant Professor - Special Education/Applied Behavioral Analysis

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0075
Job Title Assistant Professor - Special Education/Applied Behavioral Analysis
Department School of Education Div

Position Summary Information

Location St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Job Description Summary

This is a 12- month, full-time, tenure track position in the School of Education, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate-level Special Education courses, primarily courses in Applied Behavior Analysis. The candidate will also serve as the University liaison with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Webster University’s School of Education offers a comprehensive array of degrees, teacher certification programs, and professional certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Education also offers a BACB Verified Course Sequence as an emphasis in the Master of Arts in Special Education degree, as well as a stand-alone Advanced Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have an earned doctorate in special education, psychology, applied behavior analysis, or closely related field. Applicant must also be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and hold a current certificate awarded by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

This is a 12- month, full-time, tenure track position in the School of Education, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate-level Special Education courses, primarily courses in Applied Behavior Analysis. The candidate will also serve as the University liaison with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Other duties and responsibilities include:

• This 12-month position requires a teaching load of 24 credit hours per year. Course releases may apply depending on administrative appointments related to the program.
• Maintain active communication with the BACB regarding the Verified Course Sequence (VCS) requirements and approvals.
• Carry out the responsibilities of the VCS Coordinator, as described in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board VCS Handbook.
• Coordinate MA in Special Education (ABA) and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in ABA; supervision of adjunct faculty; schedule courses offerings; oversee student advising.
• Advise graduate students in the Masters and AGC in ABA programs.
• Teach campus-based and online graduate courses with a strong interactive focus.
• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and review.
• Assist in data collection, data analysis and reports as required by the University and School of Education as well as regional state, and national accreditation agencies.
• Explore opportunities for additional collaboration with community agencies, school districts, and professional organizations to promote cooperative opportunities for students.
• Engage in university service and make professional contributions to the department, school, university, and community.
• Pursue a program of research and scholarship in special education, applied behavior analysis, and/or positive behavior support.

Applicant must have an earned doctorate in special education, psychology, applied behavior analysis, or closely related field. Applicant must also be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and hold a current certificate awarded by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in educational or other applied settings, with individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, emotional disturbance, and/or mental health disorders; professional experience in the provision of ABA and/or positive behavior support services in public schools or community settings; experience teaching college-level courses in behavior assessment and intervention; experience developing and teaching online courses in ABA; research in special education practices and/or ABA, or positive behavior supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and ASD; membership or active role in ABA-related professional associations; teacher certification in Special Education.

Physical Demands

Within the range of a normal office environment.

Essential Duties

• This 12-month position requires a teaching load of 24 credit hours per year. Course releases may apply depending on administrative appointments related to the program.
• Maintain active communication with the BACB regarding the Verified Course Sequence (VCS) requirements and approvals.
• Carry out the responsibilities of the VCS Coordinator, as described in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board VCS Handbook.
• Coordinate MA in Special Education (ABA) and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in ABA; supervision of adjunct faculty; schedule courses offerings; oversee student advising.
• Advise graduate students in the Masters and AGC in ABA programs.
• Teach campus-based and online graduate courses with a strong interactive focus.
• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and review.
• Assist in data collection, data analysis and reports as required by the University and School of Education as well as regional state, and national accreditation agencies.
• Explore opportunities for additional collaboration with community agencies, school districts, and professional organizations to promote cooperative opportunities for students.
• Engage in university service and make professional contributions to the department, school, university, and community.
• Pursue a program of research and scholarship in special education, applied behavior analysis, and/or positive behavior support.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk) Full Time
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:
Assistant Professor-SPED/ABA St. Louis
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 01/11/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Requisite degree earned by position start date
  2. * How many years of experience do you have?
    • 0 to 1 year
    • 2 to 4 years
    • 5 to 7 years
    • 8 to 9 years
    • 10+ years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter-Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Supporting documentation
Optional Documents