January 25, 2023

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis (23-26)

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis (23-26)

Francis Marion University and the Department of Psychology (FMU) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology.  The Department of Psychology is searching for an Assistant Professor who will develop and sustain a line of research that contributes broadly to the scientific advancement of applied behavior analysis. The Assistant Professor will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and online), support the continued development of Applied Behavior Analysis graduate training, and engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service.  The successful applicant will have expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis, demonstrated excellence in teaching, a commitment to cultural diversity, and values the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse communities, cultures, and backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis.
  • Board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
  • Experience providing behavior analytic services and supports to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BCBA-D certification and experience supervising students in Applied Behavior Analysis in the context of providing services to individuals diagnosed with autism and related disorders.
  • Experience with assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate Applied Behavior Analysis courses.
  • History of and interest in conducting and/or collaborating on behavior analytic research.

Reports to:  Chair of the Psychology Department

Start Date: January 2, 2024

This position is a standard nine-month, tenure-track academic contract (August-May) with the opportunity to teach additional courses during the summer. Internal funding for travel, research, and summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis.

Francis Marion University is a state-assisted, regional, liberal arts university serving approximately 4,000 students in Florence, SC: a growing city with a vibrant culture. The campus is within easy driving distance of the state capitol Columbia, as well as other areas of interest including Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Charlotte, Asheville, and Savannah.

Francis Marion University has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies. US News and World Report named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade. FMU has been named as “The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For” 2013-2022.

Materials Needed: 

1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 23-26);

2) Curriculum vitae.

4) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate);

5) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and

6) FMU Faculty Application

To obtain the FMU faculty application, please click here

Send application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547. Or fax to (843) 661-1202.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in SC.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

To apply for this job please visit www.fmarion.edu.