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Assistant Professor - Behavior Analysis - Department of Psychology

West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources
Morgantown, WV
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Nov 26, 2021

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The Department of Psychology at West Virginia University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Behavior Analysis starting August 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position with full benefits.

The successful candidate will conduct research supported by external grants, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and oversee student research and practicum/field experiences. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Our doctoral program is accredited by ABAI and includes a Verified Course Sequence for students interested in becoming board-certified behavior analysts. Our undergraduate program includes a university certificate in Behavior Analysis.

The Department of Psychology has 27 full-time faculty, 70 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate majors. Doctoral training is offered in Behavior Analysis (ABAI-accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology (APA-accredited), and Life-Span Developmental Psychology.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field by August 2022, an active research program that complements that of the current faculty and has the potential to secure external funding, ability to oversee students in research and practicum/field experiences, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching skills.

To apply, please upload (a) a letter outlining teaching and research interests and plans for obtaining external research support; (b) your curriculum vitae; and (c) contact information for at least three references as a single PDF. The screening process will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website ( or or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Claire St. Peter,, (304) 293-4603.
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