Assistant Professor of Psychology

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  • Job Number:521803
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a beginning-level, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Psychology position with primary teaching responsibility within our Behavior Analysis programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Psychology has a concentration, minor, and occupational endorsement certificate in behavior analysis. Additionally, the Department of Psychology has a behavior analysis track in its M.S. program in Clinical Psychology that prepares students for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and licensure as a behavior analyst in the state of Alaska. The behavior analysis curriculum is an approved verified course sequence by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Duties:

100Conduct instructional and service activities. This position will have a workload of teaching and service. The faculty member would be expected to teach core classes within the behavior analysis programs and provide students with educational experiences in the basic science of psychology as well as its application to real world issues within behavioral health care agencies. The teaching component of the workload will be a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses that may include Introduction to Behavior Analysis, Strategies of Behavior Change, Behavioral Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Organizational Behavior Management, Interventions for Challenging Behavior, Applications of Behavior Analysis, and Behavior Analysis Practicum. Other duties may include serving as the coordinator for the behavior analysis programs. Faculty member is expected to conduct student mentorship and conduct service to the department and university. Faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Candidate will teach and work with diverse populations.Essential

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs aimed at preparing students: (1) for advanced study in the social and health sciences, and (2) to become members of the behavioral health workforce. The department strives to offer degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of the state of Alaska. With more than 400 students and 15 faculty members, the UAA Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Please visit our website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/psychology/

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult http://www.muni.org. We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body.

This is not a remote position. This position will be working at the Anchorage campus.

Please direct questions regarding the position to search committee chair Dr. Gwen Lupfer at gjlupfer@alaska.edu or 907-786-1722.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Evidence of a potential for successful teaching and service activity.
Typical Experience:
Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university-level teaching experience.
Required Education or Training:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Successful applicants must be Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA or BCBA-D) and license eligible within the state of Alaska at the time of hire in August 2023.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary (DOE) and full employee benefits package, with an expected start date in August 2023.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please be prepared to upload the following items: 

  • CV, including a list of courses taught and contact information for three professional references
  • cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy

  • unofficial transcript(s) 

  • teaching evaluations

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. The review process for applications will begin on November 7th, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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