Job description

Denton, TX

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title Lecturer

Department: UNT-Behavior Analysis-135320

College/School College of Health and Public Service

Job Location: Denton

Department Summary

The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) at the University of North Texas, distinguished as one of the few Tier One research universities designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), prepares graduates to address diverse and complex social issues such as aging, disability, disaster management and recovery, criminal justice, health disparities, and public safety, and find solutions to challenges in public administration, public health, and urban design. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, UNT Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment (WISE) and a number of professional development and clinical training programs to facilitate careers to address a global society.

HPS students are trained to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers and professionals who strengthen the diverse communities we serve with thoughtful, inclusive and equitable practices as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech language pathologists, social workers, urban planners and more.

The Department of Behavior Analysis

Located within HPS, the Department of Behavior Analysis prepares graduates for careers in behavior analysis as researchers, academicians and applied behavior analysts. The department has been training students in behavior analysis for over 30 years and has been recognized by ABAI for enduring programmatic contributions to the discipline. We offer four degree programs: an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research with a concentration in Behavior Analysis.

Our Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 30-hour, online only, professional practice degree program designed to provide the knowledge base for effective and compassionate practice in applied behavior analysis. The program offers courses in an asynchronous format with each course offered every semester to allow students maximum flexibility as they pursue their educational and career goals.

Position Summary

The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time Lecturer in the fully online, Master of Arts degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis. This is a 9-month appointment with the opportunity for summer teaching. The current appointment is for one year with the possibility of a renewable 3-year commitment after the probationary period has ended.


  • Teach four asynchronous courses in areas of expertise which may include Concepts and Principles 1 & 2, Assessment, Research, Communication or a Capstone course
  • Adhere to all ethical and curriculum requirements of the BACB and the ABAI Verified Course Sequence
  • Adhere to the Instructor Handbook

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis or a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Meet criteria to teach the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® 5th edition Task List in a Verified Course Sequence (VCS)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching that supports equity and inclusion for all in the academic community

Required Characteristics

  • Flexibility and adaptability when encountering new and challenging situations
  • Cooperative work style and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Respect for diversity and inclusion among colleagues and students
  • Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented, self-starter, collaborative problem-solving style, organized

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D)
  • Some experience in online higher education (2+ years preferred)
  • Current knowledge of best pedagogical practices in online learning
  • Competent in technology needed to deliver courses (e.g., Canvas)

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University Vehicle: No

Posting Number: F371P

How to apply

Apply online

Applicant Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • As Other Document, upload a Diversity Statement – a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through their teaching and service.
  • A list of three individuals providing recommendations (in a separate pdf file).

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.