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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
University of Scranton

Date Posted Sep. 25, 2018
Title Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
University University of Scranton
Scranton, PA, United States
Department Panuska College of Professional Studies
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine

The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies is accepting applications for an open rank, tenure track Applied Behavior Analysis faculty position in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. The ideal candidate is a team-oriented, collegial leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. S/he will join a collaborative team of experienced, high energy faculty and staff with a record of service to the community. Experienced Applied Behavior Analysts (BCBA-D) (ABA) are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be a nationally-known Behavior Analysis faculty member who has the vision to take the program to the next level. The University of Scranton has been recognized by a multi-million dollar grant as the Executive Hub for Autism from the AllOne Foundation serving 13 counties. The successful candidate will to be part of this exciting initiative through the AllOne Foundation in addition to teaching in the behavior analysis program.

This is a full time, 9-month position that includes teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities with primary teaching opportunities available in the graduate program in Advanced Graduate Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.

The University offers a generous compensation package and competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts, attractive pension, and tuition remission. Additional compensation can be earned as a Program Director or Department Chair. There will be an opportunity for expedited tenure-track status for those demonstrating a record of scholarly achievement. The University also provides additional funds for faculty travel to conferences.

Required Qualifications
•     Earned doctorate in Behavior Analysis or a Ph.D. /Ed.D. in a closely-related field but must hold the specialized certificate in applied behavior analysis (BCBA-D)
•     Clinical expertise in any area of autism
•     Record of teaching and scholarship

Preferred Qualifications
•     Grant writing experience

The Department of Counseling and Human Services
The department aims to recruit applicants from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and dedication to students’ professional development. The department is fully accredited by CACREP, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs. The Department seeks a tenure track faculty member to assist with the graduate specialized certificate and develop bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the areas of Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies.

The University of Scranton emphasizes active and experiential learning which takes place through their advanced facilities including an independent living apartment, a sensory motor-exploratory play environment, and lab facilities outfitted with materials such as expressive media and splint fabrication. Plans are underway for establishing an on-campus behavior analysis clinic.

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall is a state-of-the-art center for rehabilitation education. Take a tour: It features many opportunities for research and creative programming:
•     3 Pediatric Rehab labs with Snoezelen Room
•     ADL apartment with simulated environments
•     Hand Rehab lab
•     Low Vision and Developmental Visual labs
•     Opportunities to collaborate with Physical Therapy and Exercise Science specialized labs including Motion Analysis and Body Composition Analysis
•     On-site, pro-bono clinic

The University of Scranton
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share in its life.

As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, the University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

Scranton’s 55-acre hillside campus is located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, an area rich in natural scenic beauty. The campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.

To Apply
Interested applicants should apply online with a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references who can directly address applicant's competencies and potential in the above specified areas. Applicants are also encouraged to submit, if applicable, copies of representative publications and sample course evaluations. Applications may be submitted at Complete applications logged by November 1, 2018.

Opportunities for future department leadership positions, such as Program Director, are potentially available and must possess the ability to work with the National Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Please direct inquiries to Dr. Lori Bruch, Search Chair (570-941-7421) lori.bruch You may also contact Dr. Vanessa Silla Ferrance at

Nondiscrimination Statement
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.

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Contact Information

  • Valerie Woodruff
    Academic Keys
  • 203-693-1101


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