Assistant Professor in Behavior Analysis

University of Florida Department of Psychology

United States

Description

The Department of Psychology at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (UF) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position beginning August 16, 2022.

Qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate in behavior analysis, psychology, or a closely related field by the start date of the position (August 16, 2022); an independent research program; and the capacity to compete for external funding. Successful candidates will also be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior analysis, advise doctoral students, and provide service to the department and institution. We invite applications from individuals working in any area of behavior analysis. The Department of Psychology is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and has launched several initiatives, including an in-house Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee and department-wide climate surveys. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications/experience and includes a full benefits package.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report in 2021 with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program.

UF is also a rich community for behavior-analytic activity. We have ABAI Verified Course Sequences at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and undergraduate psychology students can opt for specialization in behavior analysis (currently over 200 undergraduate Behavior Analysis majors). Behavior analysis faculty benefit from established relationships with several University departments and centers that house others trained in behavior analysis, including the University of Florida Health Center on Autism and Neurodevelopment, the Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research, and the College of Education.  Additional information about Behavior Analysis at UF, including undergraduate and graduate courses currently offered, can be found at https://psych.ufl.edu/behavior-analysis/about/.  Additional information about the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.psych.ufl.edu. Questions about the position can be addressed to Iser DeLeon at deleon@ufl.edu.

Qualifications

Qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate in behavior analysis, psychology, or a closely related field by the start date; an independent research program; and the capacity to compete for external funding. Successful candidates will also be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior analysis, advise doctoral students, and provide service to the department and institution. We invite applications from individuals working in any area of behavior analysis.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95802 and must include:

  1. A brief cover letter that includes information regarding the candidate’s experience, interests, and expertise
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research interests and plans
  4. Statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy
  5. Statement on how the candidate will enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our academic community through research, teaching, and service
  6. Up to three reprints or pre-prints
  7. Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation (letters will be requested for shortlisted candidates only).

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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