Assistant Professor of the Practice
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Lawrence, KS 66044
- 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, 2019 and is a full-time, non-tenure-track,* limited term, 12-month appointment, ending August 17, 2020.*
Our department and the university are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Individuals who are committed to furthering these causes are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Applied Behavioral Science. This includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as those residing at the intersection of these axis.
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.
The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
- Job Description
- 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.
- Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
- 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., and (3) information provided from professional references.
1. 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 2019.
2. At least one semester of teaching experience at the university or college level.
3. Board Certification in Behavior Analysis.
- Contact Information to Applicants
Applied Behavioral Science Department
- Additional Candidate Instruction
Please apply online with the following attachments: (1) Detailed cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and training for the position, (2) Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop, and (3) Names 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
The initial review date will be July 5, 2019 and will remain open until a pool of qualified applicants has been obtained. Only complete applications will be considered.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Review Begins: 05-Jul-2019
Work Location: University of Kansas – Lawrence
Employee Class: F-Faculty
Conditions of Employment: Limited Term
Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2019
Position Number: 00004292