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Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Psychology

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Psychology
Position Number 24057196
Position Type Faculty
Job Description Summary Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Psychology
Posting Number 201100928
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 9
Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary Information

Nature of Work

Armstrong State University invites applications for an applied behavior analyst to teach and mentor at the undergraduate level. The appointment will begin in August 2017.

The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Psychology, applied behavior analysis (ABA) courses that lead to eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst examination (i.e., the course sequence approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board), and other courses within the area of expertise of the candidate.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will coordinate student ABA internship experiences. Candidates should have experience teaching, or demonstrated ability to teach, and show potential for good departmental citizenship. All candidates should demonstrate a scientific orientation to the discipline.

The Psychology Department resides within the College of Science and Technology. We currently have ten full-time faculty, eleven part-time faculty, and a dedicated office administrator. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board ®, Inc. has approved our four-course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. These courses are nested within our bachelor’s degree programs. We offer a Bachelor of Science to prepare students for research-based graduate work and a Bachelor of Arts degree to prepare students for the workplace or applied graduate degree programs. We also offer a minor and a certificate in applied behavior analysis. Visit the department website at:

Essential Duties

Teaches 12 credit hours per semester (if hired at the assistant professor rank) or 15 credit hours per semester (if hired at the lecturer rank) which includes Introduction to Psychology, Basic Behavior Principles and Behavior Change, Advanced Behavior Assessment, and Advanced Behavior Change Techniques, and/or Senior Internship for BACB course sequence students. There are potential opportunities to teach other courses within the area of expertise of the candidate.

Carries a service load to support academic goals (e.g., work with the Autism Speak U chapter; student recruitment, student engagement activities) and participates in professional development activities.

Maintains a productive research program that includes undergraduate students as collaborators (Assistant Professor level.)

Minimum Qualifications and Training

Assistant Professor candidates must have a Doctoral degree in psychology, behavior analysis, or other closely related discipline at the time of appointment by August 2017.

Lecturer candidates must have a Master’s degree in psychology, behavior analysis, or other closely related discipline at the time of appointment in August 2017.

Candidates must hold BCBA or BCBA-D credential at the time of appointment

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship if hired at the Assistant Professor rank.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications and Training

Candidates with doctoral degrees, applied experience, or online teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Armstrong State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background

Applications for this position are required to include the contact information for three (3) references, at least two of whom speak to teaching excellence, in order to be considered complete.

A review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate has been selected. For best consideration, please apply by this date.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents
have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses how they meet the qualifications for the position and their readiness to fulfil the job duties, vita/resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three references by March 1, 2017 for full consideration.

In order to be considered for a position with Armstrong State University
all application materials must be submitted and received through the
University’s electronic hiring system. Documentation sent outside of
this system will not be reviewed.

Armstrong State University Information

Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong State University is a dynamic public university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. With approximately 7,100 students, Armstrong is small enough to foster a genuine sense of community and large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare our graduates for success in their careers and leadership in their communities. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia. Armstrong State University is a tobacco-free campus. Visit the University website at:


Commensurate with Education and Experience.

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Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Highest Obtained Degree)
  4. List of References
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