Assistant Teaching Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis/Program Director

University of Washington College of Education Washington, Washington DC
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November 30, 2022
University of Washington College of Education
Washington, Washington DC

The College of Education at the University of Washington is seeking an innovative doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to serve as an Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Director for our applied behavior analysis (ABA) program ( The position will carry the non-tenure rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and is a three-year, 9-month position at 100% FTE with up to 2.5 paid months of summer available based on curricular and administrative need. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year.

This scholar will join a faculty committed to training diverse and culturally responsive graduate students in applied behavior analysis for a career working with people with disabilities using evidence-based behavioral intervention strategies in schools and communities. The ABA program at the UW is situated in a special education program and a College of Education that works toward disability justice and examines the intersections of ability, gender, sexuality, and race. The ABA program at the UW includes a traditional on-campus program and a synchronous online program, preparing students for certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board . The University of Washington's ABA Online Program was recently voted the #2 ABA online program in the country and was recently voted the best behavioral psychology program by the Accredited Online College.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching and administrative experience reflecting school, home, and community support for children and youth with autism, developmental and related disabilities an integration of scholarship (eg, presentations, papers, participation in advisory boards) in their program development, teaching, and/or supervision

The Assistant Teaching Professor filling this role will:

  1. Lead the UW Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program development in embedding high quality, equitable application of applied behavior analysis in schools, homes and communities, by making meaningful connections between university and field experiences. Work with colleagues on campus and in state and national ABA professional organizations to ensure that the ABA Program curriculum reflects our strong commitment to and promotion of educational equity and social justice. Participate in and maintain the ABA program, ensuring it is integrated with the COE initiatives of advancing equity and social justice. Teach master's level courses each year in both the on-campus and synchronous online ABA programs. Serve as Verified Course Sequence Coordinator for the UW ABA program with the Association of Behavior Analysis International and ensure UW ABA adherence to necessary coursework and field work requirements. Support practicum coordinator in overseeing the program's applied supervision component. Ensure doctoral student supervisors are prepared to provide competent and culturally responsive feedback and to support and work with individuals with diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural identities. Work with the ABA program faculty and supervisors to provide culturally responsive student support structures and processes for monitoring student progress through the program. Work with Continuum College and College of Education fiscal staff to manage the program operating budget. Collaborate with ABA and college faculty in recruitment efforts and retention supports, particularly focused on increasing the number of BIPOC students who thrive.

Situated on the ancestral and traditional territory of the dx?d?w?ab (Duwamish people) and the Coast Salish peoples, the UW College of Education the nation's 5th ranked public school of education, is committed to educational justice, closing opportunity gaps, and solving real-world problems Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with over 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation including schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our college's mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

To learn more about the University of Washington ( and the College of Education (, our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.


All candidates must:

  1. have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in applied behavior analysis, special education, psychology, or a related field by the date of appointment; hold board-certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) in good standing; have university teaching experience (minimum of 3 years) be fluent in the BACB certification requirements; and prior expertise in supervising and mentoring doctoral students.

Application Instructions

  1. A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic

preparation. Please explicitly address how your scholarly activities, teaching, and program leadership or administration experience align with this job description, including its emphasis on preparing behavior analysts to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in schools and communities.

  1. Curriculum vitae. Names and contact information for three individuals who can provide written references (please do not send recommendation letters at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists). A one-page diversity statement describing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; A one-page statement of your philosophy of teaching and learning, including how your work will further the College of Education's commitment to racial equity and social justice. Two examples of scholarship, preferably reflective of the job description.

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 6, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on or about September 16, 2023. Please send queries about the position to Search Chair Dr. Carol Ann Davis, [email protected]

Search committee members include: Scott Spaulding, [email protected]; Katherine Lewis, [email protected]; Megan Kelley-Petersen, [email protected]; Stefan Horbanczuk, [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities ( https://w ww.washi

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