Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Purdue University, Educational Studies Department
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Sep 29, 2023
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Education: Jobs K - 12

Job Description

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Job Position

Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education in Applied Behavior Analysis


Job Position Description

The Department of Educational Studies ( within the College of Education at Purdue University invites applications for a 9-month position, Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to begin August 2024. The Special Education Program faculty are dedicated to preparing future educators, researchers, and leaders in the fields of special education and ABA using both evidence-based and innovative practices to meet the needs of each and every learner. The Special Education program offers a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Special Education, a Master of Science with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (residential and online), and a Bachelor of Arts with licensure options in K-6 special education mild and intense interventions, 5-12 special education mild and intense interventions, or K-6 dual elementary education and special education.



The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Teach a variety of courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs (3/3 load plus course coordination) in areas such as behavioral assessment and intervention, systematic instruction, single case design, and research methodology.
  • Serve as course/program representative on college teacher education committees in rotation with other special education faculty.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly productivity commensurate with a clinical faculty position, related to core teaching and service responsibilities.
  • Guide doctoral students in their area of expertise.
  • Contribute to course and program development.
  • Contribute to faculty service requirements.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


Applicants for the position must hold a Ph.D. in special education or a closely related field by the position’s start date.


Required Qualifications

  • Hold a Ph.D. in special education or a related field,
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCBA-D),
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a public U.S. PK-12 school or clinic setting, working with students with disabilities,
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity with an emphasis in ABA (e.g., publications and/or presentations related to ABA) commensurate with the clinical position, and
  • Ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: behavioral assessment and intervention, systematic instruction, research methodology, supervision, and ethics.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of instructional innovation and leadership
  • A record of engagement and leadership in professional organizations
  • Online course or program development experience and interest in instructional innovation
  • Experience with the verified course-sequence and accreditation processes
  • Experience with providing behavioral interventions in a school setting



Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Starting Date

August 12, 2024

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter addressed to the search committee chair, outlining the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
  • a teaching statement specific to undergraduate teacher preparation.
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of reference including contact information.


All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, but addressed to Dr. Jennifer Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions about the position to the Search Committee Chair at


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Equal Opportunity

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Application Deadline

November 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled