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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Behavior Analysis

Last Updated: 1/15/22

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Behavior Analysis

Job no: 511401
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Psychology
Salary: Salary commensurate with education/experience
Applications Open: Dec 14 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Behavior Analysis. This is a full-time nine-month position to begin September 2022.

We welcome applicants who have expertise in developing and studying behavioral interventions that prevent psychosocial problems and promote education, health, and wellbeing. We are especially interested in applicants whose work emphasizes the design, implementation, evaluation, and/or dissemination of behaviorally oriented prevention/intervention, such as research programs related to: (a) autism spectrum disorder and other neurodiverse populations (i.e., ADHD) (b) staff training for service providers; (c) educational and treatment service disparities focused on promoting equity, (d) the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations, (e) community-based approaches to prevention and promotion, and/or (f) promoting health-related behaviors to prevent disease.

Responsibilities involve maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervising theses/dissertations, and engaging in departmental and university service.

UMass Lowell and Department of Psychology

UMass Lowell is a public research university that has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $92.2 million in sponsored research annually.

The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A., two master's programs (Community Social Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies), and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science. Psychology is one of 12 departments in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 90 new faculty, a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs.

UMass Lowell and the Department of Psychology are committed to diversity in its varied forms and aim to foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. The university serves a diverse student body with many first-generation college students and has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within two hours of mountains and beaches. Information about the Department is available at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology or related area at time of hire
  • Candidates also must be Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs®) and have experience in clinical training and supervision of graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter that describes in detail your qualifications and record of accomplishments
  • Research statement, including past research accomplishments and future plans
  • Teaching statement/philosophy to include a description of previous teaching experience
  • A diversity statement that describes your commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity across scholarship, teaching, and service activities (there may be some overlap with this statement and the teaching and research statements requested above)
  • Copy of three recent research publications (please upload into one file)
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.
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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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