December 6, 2023

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis (24-20)

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis (24-20)

Francis Marion University and the Department of Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology. The successful applicant will develop and sustain a line of research that contributes broadly to the scientific advancement of applied behavior analysis. They 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 value working 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: August 16, 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.

The Department of Psychology (comprised of 11 full-time faculty) has approximately 300 undergraduate majors; in addition to approximately 75 graduate students within three accredited/approved programs: Clinical/Counseling, School Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. The PsyD program will have a Rural Health Psychology focus, and the university has recently added an interdisciplinary Autism Studies Major and Minor at the undergraduate level. Also offered are excellent clinical and research facilities at the Richardson Center for the Child and the Leatherman Health Sciences Complex. A new integrated Behavioral Health Complex in Florence is forthcoming in 2025, to which the faculty member will also have access.

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 24-20).

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

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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.

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