Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Department of Educational Psychology
Baylor School of Education
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UNIVERSITY: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

SCHOOL: Baylor's School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Educational Psychology:


POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Psychology with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis or closely related field;
  • Distinguished record of scholarship or demonstrate strong potential to develop such;
  • History of obtaining external funding or the capacity to do so;
  • Ability to teach courses in Applied Behavior Analysis;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level;
  • Commitment to mentoring and developing students;
  • National leadership in the profession or the ability to attain such;
  • Classroom or clinical experience with children or youth.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities, treating challenging behavior, and/or special education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Educational Psychology contains faculty members with expertise that span the disciplines of applied behavior analysis, gifted education, school psychology, special education, quantitative methods, and learning and development. Our goal is to shape our respective disciplines through innovative, high quality applied research as we prepare future practitioners, scholars, researchers, and leaders in undergraduate programs and graduate programs through exceptional teaching, an emphasis on experiential learning, and thoughtful mentorship. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Developing and maintaining a strong program of scholarship;
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
  • Recruiting and mentoring students; and
  • Providing service to the university and the profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2017.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until November 21, 2016. Applications received after this date will continue to receive consideration until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; representative scholarly works; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

Materials should be submitted electronically to:

For further information about the Department of Educational Psychology or the position, see

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Tonya Davis, Search Committee Chair,

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.