Vanderbilt ABA position 2017

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education Seeks Applicants for a Position in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure line position in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis. Although the position is open rank, we strongly encourage applications at the assistant and associate levels. The duties of the position are to: (1) develop and/or maintain a nationally recognized program of research on behavior analytic interventions for individuals with or at risk for disabilities, (2) seek external funds to support this program of research, (3) teach courses as part of a BACB-approved sequence to students from a variety of program areas (e.g., low incidence disabilities, high incidence disabilities, early childhood), (4) contribute to the ongoing development of the ABA program, (5) collaborate with faculty across program areas, (6) advise students in the ABA program, (7) partner with local districts and agencies that serve individuals with or at risk for disabilities, and (8) engage in service to the university and field. Affiliation with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is possible ( 

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Special Education or a related field with national certification as a doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Expertise and experience in applied behavior analysis, as well as preparing practitioners in behavior-analytic assessments and interventions are necessary.

Candidates should submit an application letter describing their qualifications and how their accomplishments address the expectations noted above. They should forward curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mary Louise Hemmeter, Search Chair (  Employment will also require a background clearance check.

Application materials should be submitted to: ABA Search, Department of Special Education, PMB 228 Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 (or electronically to

Vanderbilt University has a student body of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Twenty-three percent of our students are from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. In addition, there are over 1000 international students from 84 countries. Vanderbilt values individuals who can share different points of view; strives to create an atmosphere where faculty of diverse races and ethnicities receive support from other faculty; and aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of all underrepresented groups. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

U.Va. autism position

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education will hire a senior scholar with expertise in autism. The position, to be filled at the rank of associate professor or professor, will affiliate either with the faculty in special education (Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education) or clinical and school psychology (Human Services). However, the person filling it will also collaborate with other individuals throughout the University of Virginia (e.g., pediatrics, psychology) who are part of a university-wide initiative on autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Screening of applications begins 1 March 2015. The position is open until filled. For the official documents go to and search on Posting Number 0617962. Please download and review the accompanying announcement for more detail.

SUNY New Paltz position with emphasis on ASD

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015

Duties: The Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a faculty position in Special Education to begin Fall 2016. This is full-time tenure track position in Special Education that requires specialization in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Special Education practices (e.g., inclusive education, methodology, behavior management), supervise field experiences, and engage in research and other scholarly activities. In addition, the successful candidates will be expected to advise students and provide service to the school, university and community, which would include contributing to the development of college-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program development activities in the area of ASD.

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Tenure Track Positions, Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services

The Special Education Program in the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services in the College of Education and Educational Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions, beginning August 2016.

To view the full description and apply for this position, please visit In brief, one position calls for someone with expertise or experience in one or more of the areas of math, language arts, and English language learners; and middle or secondary schools. The other position calls for someone with expertise in autism spectrum disorder across K-12 and severity levels. Please see the actual job descriptions, as these simple notes are only simple characterizations of the IUP’s interests.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

Michigan State seeks assistant prof specializing in ASD and ABA

Special Education – Assistant Professor
Autism Spectrum Disorders

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for research and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis, and learning disabilities. Our doctoral program permits students to pursue cognates in any number of related areas of study. The college and its faculty members are heavily involved in the campus-wide Institute for Research on Autism, Intellectual, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (see
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Three Texas A&M positions for 2016

The Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University is hiring to fill three positions to begin September 2016:

  1. Associate Professor of SPED in Transition/DD
  2. Assistant Professor of SPED in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
  3. Open Rank Clinical Professor of SPED

Full details are available here:

Autism Center Director at SE Missouri State


Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment
(Full Time/Term)

Primary Responsibilities

Provide leadership and oversight for the University Autism Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The director serves as the primary supervisor and coordinator for all staff and the collaborative partners that share the facility.

Required Qualifications

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mID / ASD opening at Boston College

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The Lynch School of Education, Boston College, invites applications for the following position:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION: The Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction seeks to fill an assistant professor level tenure-track position in Special Education. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education or a related field. An active research agenda in elementary level mild/moderate intellectual disability and autism is required. Demonstrated potential for professional publication, grant writing, and leadership is also expected. Appropriate candidates will have expertise in teaching and/or research in school-based services and assessment, and a minimum of three years of K-12 professional experience in special education. Additional desirable areas of interest and expertise include response to intervention (RTI), positive behavioral supports (PBS/PBIS), universal design for learning (UDL), bilingual and urban education, as well as knowledge of early childhood education in addition to elementary.

Please submit your letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae electronically to administrative assistant Ms. Brenda McCormick (, also have three letters of reference sent directly to Ms. McCormick. All inquiries may be directed to Dr. David Scanlon (, Chair, Search Committee, TESECI Dept., Lynch School of Education, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Vanderbilt: Position in severe disabilities

The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-line position in the area of severe disabilities. The position is open rank, and we strongly encourage applications from senior faculty as well as those at the advanced assistant and associate professor levels. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or potentially supported by external funding); teaching courses in the severe disabilities program; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession. Affiliation is also possible with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development (
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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor with Specialization in Autism

The Curry School of Education, Department of Human Services at the University of Virginia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with the specialization in autism and related autism spectrum disorders, beginning August 25, 2012. This appointment is a twelve (12) month joint appointment in the Communication Disorders Program, Department of Human Services and the Special Education Program, Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education. This position is for a 3-year non-tenure track appointment with the opportunity for renewal upon satisfactory performance during the incumbent’s third year review process.

Candidates must hold a clinical or research doctorate; ASHA certification, and be eligible for Virginia license in Speech-Language Pathology. ABD candidates will be considered, however, degree confirmation is needed prior to the hire date of this appointment.

The successful candidate will integrate and lead educational and clinical enterprises within the Curry School of Education centering on autism and related autism spectrum disorders. Responsibilities include teaching a language-disorders course and a course on integrated multidisciplinary interventions in school-based settings. Responsibilities also include (a) supervising services provided to clients in the Sheilah C. Johnson Center for Human Services and (b) developing outreach collaborations with service providers and schools in the community to formulate comprehensive plans of care across a broad spectrum of clinical pictures: early intervention to college-student support at all levels of severity. The general faculty member will participate in and facilitate interdisciplinary research programs with latitude to develop research programs as background and career goals allow.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile under job posting number 0609554 at Candidates are required to attach a cover letter stating their interest in the position and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three professional references. Please have your professional references e-mail their recommendation letters to Vickie Thomas at Screening of applications will begin April 16, 2012; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Randall R. Robey (

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

Professor at UNT Denton

The University of North Texas at Denton is soliciting applications for an associate or full professor specializing in autism in the Department of Educational Psychology. The position, which will be affiliated with a newly created Autism Research Center, will have teaching, research, and leadership responsibilities. It is slated to begin in the fall of 2011, with review of applications beginning in January of 2011.
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As SG, will Gupta promote FC?

Among the questions that senators might ask during the hearings on the nomination of Dr. S. Gupta for the office of US Surgeon General, there is this one: “Dr. Gupta, I’d like to ask you about a contentious subject, the practice of facilitated communication, known as “FC,” as a means of helping individuals with disabilities, especially those with Autism, to communicate. During your tenure on influential television news programs carried by CNN, you noted that “literature, studies, and views on FC largely discredit the technique” [link]. However, you then presented summaries of studies, many of them anecdotal, some of which reported supposed successes with facilitated communication [link and link]. Do you anticipate that, if you are confirmed, your office will promote the use of facilitated communication? Moreover, do you anticipate that your office will depend on anecdotes or more rigorous science as a basis of policies?”

Jeff Wagg of the James Randi Educational Foundation: Sanjay Gupta Unfit?;