Assistant Professor – Translational Behavior-Analysis

Logan, Utah, United States

Job description

Requisition: F1800344

Review Date: 05/11/2018

Job Category: Faculty

Department: Psychology

College/Unit: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs

Location: Logan Campus

Posting Duration: Open Until FilledUtah State University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, nine-month academic year Assistant Professor position, with a specialization in translational behavior-analytic research. Position begins August 2018. The teaching load at USU is 2:2, with opportunities for course buy-outs with extramural funding. The department and university provide excellent support to facilitate faculty success (e.g., intramural seed grants, course reductions for grant-writing). USU is nestled in the mountains of northern Utah, a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Review of applications will begin May 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities:The successful applicant will:

  • Teach courses in translational behavior analysis and other areas of specialization;
  • Supervise graduate students pursuing BACB certification;
  • Establish an independent line of research and seek extramural funding to support that research, and
  • Serve on graduate committees.

Dept/College Highlights:The Department of Psychology is located within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The department consists of over 30 faculty representing diverse areas of psychology. The department is one of the most research productive units in the college. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Special Education and Rehabilitation) and across campus (e.g., Biology).

Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant university and is based in Logan, Utah. The university has nearly 28,000 undergraduate students and over 3,000 graduate students. Logan is located in the scenic Cache Valley, a metropolitan area of over 100,000 people. Cache Valley is 90-minutes north of Salt Lake City, positioned along the scenic Wasatch Mountains and Bear River Range. Logan offers a variety of outdoor activities including skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and climbing within minutes of campus, and is within a day’s drive of seven national parks.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis or Psychology, the latter with a concentration in Behavior Analysis;
  • Evidence of research productivity;
  • Potential for securing extramural funding;
  • Successful experience in university-level teaching and/or supervision of practicum students in applied settings;
  • Credentialed or eligible for the BACB’s credential of doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have a translational research focus complementing one or more of the research lines of existing Behavior Analysis faculty at USU (e.g., behavioral persistence and relapse, behavioral economics, health decision-making).

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits packagePercent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive based on qualifications. An excellent fringe benefit package is provided that includes medical and disability insurance and retirement benefits that amount to approximately one third of the salary.

Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prosthesesContinuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)

Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):

ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.

ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.

ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.

ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.

ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.

How to apply

Along with online application, please attach:

  • A letter of application outlining qualifications for the position;
  • A statement of teaching interest/philosophy;
  • A statement of research interests, experience, and future directions;
  • A current curriculum vita;
  • Three professional references with whom the applicant has worked for at least one year – collected during application process.

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957. Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people