Summary of Position

The College of Education (COE) at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis. The COE seeks a behavior analyst that has a terminal degree in education, psychology, or behavior analysis, and that meets the requirements of the Association for Behavior Analysis International to teach for a BCBA® and BCaBA® Verified Course Sequence. This is a full time, renewable, non-tenure-track, 11-month faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, working with a diverse undergraduate/graduate student body. In addition, the candidate must have a substantive knowledge base in their area(s) of expertise, demonstration of inclusive education, digital pedagogies, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The successful candidate will teach online coursework to graduate, undergraduate, and non-degree seeking students. The candidate may choose to be on our historic Staunton campus, but may also be fully remote (within the United States) if they prefer.

Responsibilities for this position: 

  • Teach courses that support the graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as non-degree programs (online)
  • Maintain an active research agenda (scholarship) related to their subspecialty or expertise within behavior analysis
  • Administrative responsibilities to support recruitment, program development, and student retention
  • Membership on University and College of Education Committees
  • Academic advisement and mentorship of students
  • Service as a project chair for students completing culminating research projects
  • Participate in University, community, and professional service
  • Other duties assigned by the dean or program director

Qualifications and skills (required/preferred):

  • Candidates will possess a doctorate (Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D.) in Education, Psychology, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABD will be considered).
  • Candidates will meet the requirements of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to teach for a BCBA® and BCaBA® Verified Course Sequence (BCBA® or BCBA-D® credential strongly preferred; candidates who do not hold these credentials must demonstrate that they otherwise meet ABAI’s criteria).
  • Candidates will demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Candidates will demonstrate commitment to inclusive learner-centered education, innovative educational models, and readiness to participate in inter-professional education opportunities with the Mary Baldwin University Faculty and Students.
  • Candidates will have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, particularly through online modalities (preferred).
  • Candidates will demonstrate evidence of engagement in teaching, research, and/or service that contributes to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to exercise leadership in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and customizing educational experiences.

To Apply:

Applicants should send a CV and letter of application outlining how they meet the position’s qualifications to Lori Wall at Questions may also be directed to Ms. Wall. Candidates who are later provided an opportunity to interview will be asked for names and contact information for professional references. Position open until filled.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of over 1900 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color and the University aspires to develop a faculty, staff, and curriculum that reflect it’s demographic. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. We seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Mary Baldwin University: Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a growing student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America.

The university welcomed its largest ever incoming class in Fall 2018, and it is a pivotal and exciting time in the institution’s distinguished 177-year history. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 540-887-7367, Student Activities Center 312, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. *Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. (November 2017)






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