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Assistant Professor, Behavioral Psychology

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, MA
Behavioral Psychology
University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a faculty position in Behavioral Psychology at the Assistant Professor rank for September 2013.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology (or equivalent) in an area related to behavioral or cognitive-behavioral psychology, and must be involved in an active program of research, with a record of publication, that involves applications to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in various community settings and with varied and diverse populations. Candidates must also be Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs®) and have experience in clinical training and supervision of students in behavioral methods and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

The Department offers an undergraduate specialization and coordinates an interdisciplinary minor, both focused on disabilities, and it offers an immensely popular graduate certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism (BIA). The Department also offers a Master’s degree in Autism Studies designed to provide students with a full appreciation of autism from behavioral, developmental and community perspectives, as well as preparing graduates for national BCBA® certification. The person hired will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in areas such as experimental and applied behavior analysis, learning and cognition, research methods, and developmental disabilities, along with a possible advanced seminar that focuses on the candidate’s research interests. Teaching responsibilities will also include the supervised practicum courses for the Autism Studies Master’s program and other graduate courses as needed. Prior university teaching experience in any of these areas is preferred. Teaching loads are typically three courses per semester (3-3). For faculty who have active research programs, the course load may be 3-2 or even 2-2, depending on evidence of research productivity.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 12/15/2012 and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate number of qualified applications is received. Applications must be submitted electronically via the link at https://jobs.uml.edu (click on ‘Faculty Positions’ and select Assistant Professor in Psychology position). The application must include a cover letter that describes in detail the candidate‘s record of accomplishment in the areas identified above, vita, and statements of both teaching philosophy and research interests; teaching evaluations may be included if available. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an individual familiar with the candidate’s research. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

The Department is strongly committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, and it has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston. There is also a close relationship with the Eunice K. Shriver Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Information about the Department is available at www.uml.edu/psychology.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer, and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41 CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1, 4 are hereby incorporated.

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Ad has been online since December 7, 2012
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