Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

4/12/19 - Portland State University Asst. Professor Needed

Assistant Professor of Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis at Portland State University

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in the College of Education at Portland State University (PSU) is seeking applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment, at the Assistant Professor of Practice level in the Department of Special Education. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst program at PSU is an online program that expertly prepares program participants to become behavior analysts who can work with children/adolescents and families in schools and clinical settings. The program includes a number of added curricular areas of focus, including an explicit emphasis on the combined use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Telehealth/Technology Supports.

Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession. Expectations for the position are summarized in the position description and will be the principal components upon which annual review and reappointment decisions will be based. The position description is incorporated by reference in the Notice of Appointment, consistent with the practices outlined for non-tenure track faculty in the current PSU-AAUP collective bargaining agreement (Article 18).

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Participate fully as a collaborative teacher and leader in the department, college, and university;
  • Serve as the Program Coordinator for our fully online Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Program and Cohort Leader for our BCBA program (approximately 30%);
  • Have expertise in online instruction and teach ACS approved BCBA courses and courses related to the research core (approximately 70%).

Portland State University (PSU) is an urban university and Oregon’s largest, located in the heart of the vibrant city of Portland. PSU educates over 27,000 students and offers programs for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. PSU is an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement. PSU contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. Employees describe Portland State University as a vibrant, diverse, progressive place to work and an environment that welcomes process improvement and innovation. Portland State’s 50-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant centers of culture, business, and technology.

“Equity-driven research, teaching, and practice” is the motto of the College of Education (COE), Oregon’s largest and most comprehensive college of education. In the next five years, the COE will be nationally recognized for working collaboratively with the surrounding communities, Tribal Nations, and our students to advance equity and excellence in education and counseling through our engaged research activities, and our community-centered and culturally responsive professional-preparation programs with innovative models for preparing diverse professionals who are critically engaged global citizens.

The COE mission is to prepare students to advance lifelong learning in diverse learning environments, including schools, postsecondary institutions, community organizations, and social service and health agencies.

To apply, please submit application materials to: