The Department of Special Education at Ball State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis via distance education. The department also includes undergraduate programs in mild, severe/intense, deaf education, and early childhood special education. The department has seen significant growth in the MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism degree program over the last 6 years. The ABA/Autism program course sequence at the graduate and undergraduate levels are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.

Appointment Type

The Department of Special Education has a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Behavior Analysis position available August 17, 2018.

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses related to applied behavior analysis (ABA) primarily via distance education, engaging in scholarly activities including research, program evaluation, grant writing, and serving on doctoral committees.

Minimum QualificationsA. Doctorate or provide evidence of ABD status (Doctorate must be completed by date of employment) in Special Education or related field with a concentration in ABA.

B. Eligible to take the examination for Board Certified Behavior Analyst as stated on the Behavior Analyst Certified Board website (i.e., accrued 1,500 hours of BCBA-supervised field experience and met the BCBA coursework requirement).

C. BCBA must be earned within the first year of employment if credential is not held at time of employment.

Preferred QualificationsA. Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D).

B. Scholarly productivity in ABA including history of successful grant writing.

C. Experience teaching courses related to behavioral interventions for individuals.

D. Experience teaching courses related to the experimental analysis of behavior.

E. Research interests related to functional analysis.

F. Active role in ABA-related professional associations.

Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check.Positions Supervised


EEO StatementBall State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State UniversityBall State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department: Special Education:800090Department Information

The Department of Special Education is housed within Teachers College. There are currently 13 tenure-track faculty and 20 full-time contract faculty within the department. Seven tenure-track and 17 contract faculty are affiliated with the programs in ABAand Autism.

Posting Number: 201500192FNumber of Vacancies: 2


Special Instructions Summary

It is recommended to upload a copy of an official transcripts as they are required documents before a candidate may be interviewed. If the word unofficial appears on a transcript it is not acceptable for the application process.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact InformationInquiries should be directed to Dr. Kim Zoder-Martell, Search Committee Chair, at (765) 285-5700.