Assistant Professor of the Practice - 15715BR

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas seeks outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor of the Practice. The position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and undergraduate practicum courses to prepare students to work in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center. Duties also involve attending staff and clinical meetings of the Center. This position is expected to begin August 18, 2020 and is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track, limited term, three-year appointment, ending August 17, 2023.

Our department and the university are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It has often been called the "Austin of Kansas." It is also less than an hour drive from Kansas City.

Job Description

Teaching (90%):
  • Teach one undergraduate course in Early Childhood Education in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate practicum courses in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. These courses involve training and supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants and undergraduate students who complete their practicum work or teaching responsibilities in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center. Responsibilities vary but include creating and editing trainings, creating and editing manuals, creating student schedules, and training teachers in their respective classrooms/shifts. Responsibilities also entail providing supervision consistent with the field work experience requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, which may include supervising students in overseeing clinical cases in the Center.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. Provide timely feedback and instructor/student interaction.
  • Administer assignments, tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
  • Participation in graduate training, including serving on graduate student committees.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
Service (10%):
  • Attend departmental meetings and other service duties as designated by the Chair depending upon need.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in C.V., (3) teaching statement; and (4) information provided from professional references.
  1. A PhD in Applied Behavioral Science or Psychology (with expertise in applied behavior analysis and early childhood education) for instruction of graduate courses, OR all requirements completed for a PhD except for the dissertation defense. In the latter situation, the hired candidate must complete all requirements for the PhD by December 2020.
  2. At least one semester of teaching experience at the university or college level.
  3. Board Certification in Behavior Analysis.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes the following materials:
  • A letter of application describing work and educational experiences;
  • A curriculum vitae detailing record of accomplishments and productivity;
  • A teaching statement; and
  • The names, e-mail, and contact information for three professional references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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Applied Behavioral Science Department
Department Chairperson

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