Job ID: 144572

Associate Professor of Practice/ Director of Supervised Fieldwork, Behavior Analysis

Simmons University

  • Jul. 14, 2020
  • Associate Professor of Practice/ Director of Supervised Fieldwork, Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology
  • Simmons University
    Boston, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Psychology - Behavior Analysis

The Department of Behavior Analysis in the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Science (CNBHS) invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, Associate Professor of Practice/Supervised Fieldwork Director of Behavior Analysis (Director) within our online Master's degree program BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons, BA@S to begin July 1, 2021. Remote applicants will be considered.

We seek innovative educators and scholars with a demonstrated excellence in teaching, creative curriculum development, a knowledge of the challenges confronting Behavior Analysts today, and a commitment to supporting practicum placements. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability and a commitment to working with individuals across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. This position is fully dedicated to supporting BA@S practicum/fieldwork courses and coordinating compliance with the upcoming BACB supervised fieldwork changes effective in 2022.

Responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing student and supervisor orientation, student registration, as well as placement and student assessment. The successful candidate will coordinate supervisory services provided by both 1:1 and group mentors to ensure procedural integrity and compliance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's supervised experience standards. Each experiential learning course is overseen by a senior mentor/university that reports to the Director. Additionally, the Director will mentor students in 1:1 and group settings. A reduced teaching course load may be assigned.

Upon hire, the Director will be expected to complete the Simmons University supervision training, maintain BACB and Simmons University standards for supervision and obtain or maintain licensure as a behavior analyst as applicable.

Qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in Behavior Analysis or closely related field required, PhD preferred;
  • Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing;
  • Meets Behavior Analysis Certification Board standards for providing supervision;
  • Licensed as a Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts or assigned geographic region (preferred) or licensure eligible (required) in assigned geographic region;
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience providing supervision to students seeking Board Certification and supervising BCBAs;
  • A record of professional presentations and research publications preferred;
  • Ability to travel to Boston periodically.

To apply for the position, please submit: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) BACB certification number and state licensure information, (4) statement of mentoring and supervision philosophy, and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. All documents should be uploaded to the Resume/CV section of the online application.

Simmons University's Masters in Behavior Analysis prepares students for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation and administration of applied behavioral analytic principles and methods. Our innovative curriculum, emphasizes contemporary research and the fusion of applied behavior analysis with other scientific fields. This allows graduates to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam with no further coursework. As a part of the program, students are required to complete a practicum/supervised fieldwork experience as part of their degree program.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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