Department Faculty of Applied Behavior Analysis
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Faculty of Liberal Arts - Psychology
United States

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Department of Applied Behavior Analysis at the Los Angeles campus is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time Faculty position for our M.S. and Ph.D. programs, which include BACB®-approved coursework and practicum. Courses are taught in a blended format of on-ground and online; on-ground classes meet at the Los Angeles campus every other weekend and students complete online work between class meetings. Our M.S. and Ph.D. programs are rigorous and dedicated to upholding a strong focus on the science of behavior analysis throughout. This position will be based primarily out of the Los Angeles location, in sunny southern CA.

Principal Duties:

  • Teach topics related to Basic and Applied Behavior Analysis at a graduate level
  • Contribute to curriculum design and Departmental development
  • Monitor student learning outcomes and progress
  • Provide clinical consultation, research supervision, and academic advisement to M.S. ABA students
  • Chair and act as reader on thesis, applied projects, and dissertation committees
  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population
  • Participate in community outreach and student recruitment activities
  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School
  • Work closely with the Department Chair to uphold a highly-respected program in behavior analysis that nurtures the development of behavior analysts who are passionate and science-minded
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the ABA Department Chair, which may include also teaching courses and providing advisement to students in the ABA Department at the Irvine (Orange County) campus if needed

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise across multiple ABA areas and skills, such as precision teaching, verbal behavior, discrete trials, fluency-building, autism, and clinical behavior analysis (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
  • Experience and expertise in the use of instructional design, including the use of PSI, SAFMEDS and other behavioral methods of instruction with documented effectiveness.
  • Strong knowledge base in Assessment & Intervention and Research Methods
  • Strong knowledge base in basic behavior analysis, radical behaviorism, and behavioral ethics
  • Maintain a professional appearance and act in respectful and ethical manner
  • Able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Communicate ideas and information effectively in both vocal and written form
  • Possess the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands
  • Maintain knowledge of local and national training, credentialing, and licensing requirements
  • Possess computer proficiency in MS Office

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis (or related field)
  • Must have BCBA® or BCBA-D® certification in good standing
  • Teaching experience in higher education (at least 3+ years)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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