Purdue University Autism and ABA Faculty Position

Purdue University
Associate/Full Professor in Special Education Program, Department of Educational Studies
The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for appointment to a 10- month tenure track position at the level of Associate/Full Professor in Special Education with specific specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and applied behavior analysis. The faculty member will be expected to continue a strong program of ASD focused research supported by scholarly publications and extramural funding, to contribute to clinical practices serving individuals with ASD and their families, and to teach at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The faculty member will also be expected to assist in the development of a graduate level course sequence in behavior analysis.

Required qualifications for this position include a PhD in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field, Board Certification in Behavior Analysis- Doctoral Level, demonstrated scholarly excellence; expertise and experience in the area of ASD; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have P-12 teaching experience, experience working with individuals with ASD, and experience working with in-service and preservice teachers. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.

The successful candidate will participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary Autism cluster whose membership cuts across departments and colleges. Purdue University’s Autism Cluster https://www.purdue.edu/autism/ is comprised of faculty with areas of specialization ranging from molecular, cellular, and organismal through behavioral, educational, and systems levels. The successful applicant will join a large cohort of researchers and clinicians committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation of autism and to making a positive impact on the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy statement, a statement of research interests, two writing samples of peer-reviewed publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mandy Rispoli, Special Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, mrispoli@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 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 (https://www1.education.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/coe-strategic-plan-2016.pdf. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.