Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Purdue University, Educational Studies Department
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Sep 30, 2021
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Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for appointment to a 10-month, non-tenure position at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education with specific specialization in applied behavior analysis. The successful candidate will participate in vibrant graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis including masters, accelerated masters, and certificate programs. The Purdue Applied Behavior Analysis programs are housed within the Special Education program in the Department of Educational Studies. The faculty member will be expected to teach a 3/3 course load at the graduate level, assist in program coordination, and engage in scholarly activities. Applicant documents should demonstrate that they meet the following:

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  1. a) An earned doctorate in Special Education, Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, or related field,
  2. b) Board Certification in Behavior Analysis,
  3. c) Demonstrated teaching excellence,
  4. d) Expertise and experience in working with individuals with disabilities, and
  5. e) Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and College.


Preferred Qualifications

  1. a) Experience working with schools and community organizations,
  2. b) Experience with teaching online, and
  3. c) Experience training and/or supervising behavior analysts.


According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus. The College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.

Application Details


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, diversity statement, transcripts, and contact information for three references.  All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, but addressed to Dr. Rose Mason, Special Education Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021.  Purdue University’s Department of Educational Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check is required for employment in this position. Teaching and research statements should address alignment with the Purdue College of Education’s strategic plan (

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

October 15, 2021 or until filled