University of North Carolina Wilmington — Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Candidates will be expected to coordinate the supervision of practicum experiences and teach courses that support the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral course sequences in Behavior Analysis. UNCW is a Carnegie-classified R2 Doctoral University. The UNCW behavior analysis program has been recognized by SABA for their enduring contributions to the field, and faculty represent diverse research interests including basic, translational, and applied areas. Although teaching, practicum supervision, and research are the primary responsibilities, service is also expected. Salary is competitive. The position will begin in August 2021.

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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in Behavioral Analysis, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline at the time of employment.
  • Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
  • Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the time of employment.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a significant interest in supervising and coordinating applied experiences for graduate and undergraduate students in behavior analysis.
  • eligibility to pursue NC licensure as a Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Psychological Associate is preferred.
  • demonstrate a commitment to high-quality training in behavior analysis, exemplified through teaching, supervision, research, and service.
  • ability to teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate course sequences in behavior analysis.
  • potential for obtaining extramural funding.

Required Certifications or Licensure
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Psychology has over 30 full-time faculty members and four staff. Our undergraduate program incorporates best practices put forth in the American Psychological Association’s Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology.

The department offers a BA degree and a minor as well as two interdisciplinary minors: Neuroscience, and Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities.

Our graduate program offers a MA degree in three concentrations: Psychological Science and Neuroscience & Behavior with the goal of preparing students for doctoral study, and Applied Behavioral Analysis with the goal of preparing students to practice as Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

The Department of Psychology also offers a PhD degree in psychology with three concentrations: Psychological Science, General Clinical, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

College/School Information
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others. 

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/19093

Special Notes to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 15, 2020, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

  1. Cover Letter, that demonstrates your interest in the position and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  2. Teaching Philosophy-teaching statement 
  3. Research Summary-research statement 
  4. Curriculum Vita and 
  5. Writing sample-representative publications

Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process.

Applicants can contact Dr. Tom Cariveau, Chair of Behavior Analysis Faculty Search Committee at cariveaut@uncw.edu if they have questions about the position.

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

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