Fresno State campus

Psychology - Applied Behavioral Analysis - Assistant/Associate

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Psychology

Psychology – Applied Behavior Analysis
Assistant / Associate Professor

Tenure Track Fall 2023

We are searching for an engaged and productive faculty member to support our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Master’s Degree within the Department of Psychology and the College of Science and Mathematics.

The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities at all levels of the university and the broader Fresno community. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual. Our graduate program is a Verified Course Sequence with the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (ABAI), and we offer a number of undergraduate courses in the area of ABA. The position will be tenure track and at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on prior experience and productivity (see below).

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, or closely related field and with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis.

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrated experience and research in an application of Behavior Analysis, including but not limited to individuals with autism and related disorders, older adults, traumatic brain injury, health and fitness, and organizational behavior management.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Successful college teaching experience.
  2. A record of active participation or leadership roles in relevant university service or professional organizations.
  3. Demonstration of an active scientist-practitioner line of research and training involving graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  4. Applied interests that will complement our current faculty-led practicum experiences and the ability to work within existing systems to develop new training and experience opportunities.
  5. Experience working within an ABAI Verified Course Sequence or accredited program.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023.  Apply online at

 Application Review Date:  Monday, November 7, 2022

Attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references
  4. Diversity statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (300-500 words).
  5. Integrated statement describing how you will integrate your research and teaching to optimize the student experience.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Marianne Jackson
                       Department of Psychology

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:

The Department of Psychology is one of the largest majors on campus, with approximately 1800 undergraduate majors, 80 graduate students across three graduate programs, and 20 tenured or tenure track faculty. The department is committed to active engagement with students in all aspects of teaching, research, and community engagement. Faculty are productive in their respective areas of specialization and collaborate in an interdisciplinary fashion where possible. The department and college support students through various scholarships, the department Honors Program, and student-led clubs, and supports faculty through a range of professional development awards, pre-award grant and contract assistance, creative and scholarly activity awards, and recognition of outstanding contributions.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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