Assistant Professor Lecturer– Applied Behavior Analysis

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7245165 (Ref.No. 24A316038)
Posted: May 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description


The Department of Psychology at Rider University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor Lecturer Continuing Status track position to begin on September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be a core member of our Department faculty, will serve as the Program Coordinator for our Master’s in Applied Psychology program, and will be the main point of contact for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach predominantly graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The regular teaching load is four courses per semester with one-course release per semester for coordinating the Master’s program. Oversight of thesis and practicum experiences will also be required. Faculty will participate in departmental and college committees, maintain office hours, and work collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

The successful candidate will assist with the development and oversight of the curriculum based on requirements by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). By extension, this faculty member will lead the Master’s in Applied Psychology program through the process of accreditation. The successful candidate will coordinate the workload for the program and will be responsible for community development activities such as developing and maintaining partnerships. The faculty member will be responsible for recruiting students to the program, reviewing applications, and contributing to admission decisions. Faculty in this role will be the point of contact for advising students regarding course work, field placement, and certification requirements, as well as oversight of thesis and practicum experiences.

The Department of Psychology is a large and vibrant program of undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the department represent a variety of interests within the discipline, and we are a collaborative community dedicated to the support of student success. Candidates may view our departmental web page to familiarize themselves with our curriculum.

Position Requirements

  • Must possess a Ph.D
  • Must be a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach required courses
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience to meet overall and specific position responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and service

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Doctoral level BCBA (BCBA-D)
  • Candidates with prior teaching, thesis, and practicum supervision experience
  • Prior experience with certification or accreditation requirements

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

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