The Department of Special Education at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Special Education with expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Tenure track faculty typically teach a 3/3 course load and are expected to develop and maintain a productive program of scholarship/research and to contribute to the scholarly literature in the field. They are also expected to provide service to the university, college, department, and the profession.
The incumbent will also serve as BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS) Coordinator for the BCBA program, Coordinator responsibilities will include teaching and advising students in the master’s-level BCBA Verified Course Sequence, as well as in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs.
Normal tenure track course load is 3/3, but secondary Coordinator position offers two course releases per year plus a stipend. Thus, the incumbent should expect to teach a 2/2 load (fall/spring) with VCS BCBA duties year-round.
Further information about the university and this department can be found at www.sju.edu.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field and BCBA or BCBA-D certification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach and advise students in the master’s-level BCBA Verified Course Sequence, as well as in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs
- Develop and maintain a productive program of scholarship/research and contribute to the scholarly literature in the field
- Provide service to the university, college, department, and the profession
- Serve as Verified Course Sequence (VCS) Coordinator for BCBA course sequence, ensuring overall quality and compliance with professional and certification standards. (Secondary appointment. See below for details.)
Secondary Appointment Duties as BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS) Coordinator for the BCBA Program:
- Review and status applications of students applying for admittance into the BCBA post-master’s certificate program, and work with other program directors on admissions processes for those programs utilizing our BCBA VCS
- Advising students of needed coursework
- Hold orientation meetings for VCS students within their first semester
- Provide potential and current VCS students a copy of the content hours allocation for the sequence
- Notifying the BACB of changes to non-certified instructors or course content within 30 days
- Timely correspondence with potential and current VCS students
- Coordinate the scheduling and staffing of VCS courses
- Hire and supervise adjunct faculty for the VCS
- Ensure that instructors in our VCSs meet the requirements of the BACB. Notify the BACB of changes to non-certified instructors or course content
- Dissemination of VCS information, including changes to standards or requirements
- Ongoing self-evaluation for compliance with VCS requirements
- Inform instructors and students that they are subject to the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts
- Address issues BCBA students encounter about registration, course withdrawals, assignments for independent study, academic probation or dismissal, and course conflicts
- Provide assistance with BCBA VCS enrollment tracking and managing
- Liaison with Wiley Partnership Director, Executive Director of CAS Graduate and Extended Studies Programs, graduate program directors, department chairs, associate dean, etc. as needed
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in appropriate field with BCBA or BCBA-D certification, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and strong potential for developing and maintaining a productive program of scholarly research.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of effective online teaching at the college level, and have a record of academic publication.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Additional Information: Position Classification: Faculty Union: None Number of direct reports to this position: Number of indirect reports to this position: Department: 213069 - Undergraduate Special Education Date Open to Internal Applicants: 07/09/2018 Date Open to External Applicants: 07/09/2018 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled Yes Open to: Internal and External Applicants