The Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leaderships seeks a full-time, 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor for the Special Education, Applied Behavioral Analysis program, beginning August 2018.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate level applied behavior analysis courses (undergraduate as needed); participate in activities related to maintaining BACB/ABAI approval for course work at the undergrad and graduate level, mentor students (MS and Ed.D.); continue a focused program of scholarly research and publication; supervise research of advanced graduate students; chair and serve on master’s and doctoral committees; collaborate across other disciplines as necessary; and participate in national professional organizations and university and college service. Research opportunities are available for the committed scholar related to the metropolitan school districts in the area, the parochial schools, and local clinics, private BCBAs, and organizations devoted to the improving the quality of lives of individuals with exceptionalities through the use of ABA. (Position #001034)



  • Doctoral degree (obtained by August 30, 2018) in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field;
  • Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA);
  • Competence to conduct and disseminate scholarly works as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or national presentations;
  • Evidence of teaching excellence;


  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience in school-based, clinical, residential, or in-patient settings;
  • Experience developing single-subject research designs;
  • Working knowledge of SPSS (or similar software);
  • Teaching experience at the college level;
  • Experience mentoring students or interns working towards board certification as a BCBA; and
  • Experience working on externally funded projects.
  • Experience securing external funding

Apply online at: https://workforum.memphis.edu

About University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six schools serving a diverse population of nearly 22,000 students, including 4,500 graduate students. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach. The College of Education, with 85 full-time faculty positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education. Instruction and Curriculum Leadership is one of three departments in the college. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.  The mission of the ICL Department is to prepare our graduates with the content knowledge, skills and dispositions informed by teaching, research, and service to become reflective practitioners and collaborative leaders within diverse settings focusing on urban education.  For additional information, please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/coe/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/icl).