Associate or Full Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

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Associate or Full Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Department of Health and Behavior Studies

We seek a leading scientist-practitioner in behavior analysis at the tenured Associate or Full Professor level to join the Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education cluster of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and external funding in a line of research that adds to our mission for (a) improving the educational and social prognosis of children from birth to grade 6 and (b) advancing a science of teaching and applied behavior analysis.  Our research programs focus simultaneously on the basic science of behavior and the applied ramifications for teaching and behavioral development driven by the need to improve educational outcomes for the range of learners (i.e., translational research).  The tenured Associate or Full professor will hold the BCBA-D certification and ideally be familiar with CABAS® research on teaching and verbal behavior development.  (For information on CABAS, see  The individual will have a record of excellence in teaching and advising.  The position entails teaching MA and PhD level courses, advising doctoral and master’s students, and dissertation mentorship for full-time graduate and post-doctoral students who train and do research in our research and demonstration schools. 


Located in the New York City, Teachers College is consistently ranked as one of the top schools of education in the nation and the ABA Program is internationally recognized.  The ABA Ph.D. and MA. Programs utilize a scientist-practitioner model that places a high value on applied research and research-driven teaching.  PhD graduates work in leadership roles in a range of school, university, research, and clinical settings that serve children and youth.  Graduates of the MA program are eligible to be certified as a teacher in general and special education (Birth to Grade 6), a BCBA, and the CABAS® competency ranks.  Full-time PhD and MA students spend their days in our CABAS® R&D school programs that apply the principles of the science that are taught in the evenings at the university.  The children (with and without IEPs) in these schools range in age from 16 months to 12 years of age, and they are from predominately low but also middle and high income families.

To apply, please submit:  a) letter of intent, b) curriculum vitae, c) statement of current and future research plans, d) sample of three publications, and e) statement of teaching philosophy, f) three reference letters from tenured faculty colleagues in the field, and g) evidence of teaching effectiveness.  All materials should be uploaded by February 1, 2017 as PDF files and sent to Professor Douglas Greer, Search Committee Chair ( and please copy our Academic Program Secretary, Samantha Augustin ( 


Teachers College/Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from men, women, faculty of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.