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Behavior Analysis (Experimental, Translational or Applied),, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Psychology and Human/Social/Protective Services

Job Title

Behavior Analysis (Experimental, Translational or Applied),, Tenure-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (120330) in Behavior Analysis at the rank of assistant/associate professor. We are looking to continue our MA specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis and to expand undergraduate coursework in behavior analysis. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

This position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching, thesis supervision, and the development of a research program.  Teaching may include: Introduction to Behavior Analysis, Learning Theories, Behavioral Methodology, Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis, and other applied behavioral courses.  Supervision of applied behavioral work may also be required.

The mission of our psychology department is to promote the personal and professional success of students from all backgrounds, groups, and orientations, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexuality, gender, age, ability, and culture, by providing the best possible academic experience in and out of the classroom.  We serve a diverse student body of approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and nearly 200 graduate students.  Nearly half of our majors are first generation, half are transfer students, 40% identify as non-White, more than 20% are nontraditional, and 4% identify as veterans.  As a department, we respect and value diversity and are committed to supporting and including all students, faculty, and staff.  We are working hard to support minority students through a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Behavior Analysis or other area of psychology with behavior analysis training by appointment date.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Board certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) OR eligible for credentialing as a BCBA by appointment date

Other Desirables

Candidates with experience providing clinical behavior analysis services will be given special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement at the time of online application submittal.  

Applicants are also required to provide teaching evaluations at the time of online application submitted as Other Document 1.  Additionally, a Diversity Statement must also be submitted at the time of online application as Other Document 2. Given the diverse student population served in our department, the diversity statement should address the extent to which applicants can create welcoming and inclusive environments in their classrooms, include diversity topics in their course curriculum, address issues of diversity and inclusion in their research, and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Greg Schmidt, Chair of the Department of Psychology at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/01/2021

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