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Assistant Professor (Severe Disabilities-Autism/BCBA or Early Childhood Special Education/BCBA)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education - Special Education
Date Posted:
October 06, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General or Special funds

Other Conditions:
  • Position housed in the Department of Special Education. General or Special funds. Appointment to begin August 2018, contingent upon position clearance, department needs and availability of funds. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty Orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses via on campus and/or a variety of distance delivery modes;
  2. • Supervise field/practicum activities in field-based teacher preparation and BCBA programs;
  3. • Serve as cohort coordinator for candidates in teacher training or BCBA programs;
  4. • Advise students;
  5. • Maintain national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Hawaii licensure as a behavior analyst;
  6. • Contribute expertise in area of severe disabilities, early childhood special education, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and/or applied behavior analysis in the department and college;
  7. • Maintain active program of research/scholarly activity and publications in area of specialization;
  8. • Contribute expertise in research design and/or grant application preparation;
  9. • Provide service to the department, college, university, public schools and professional community;
  10. • Participate in program review, program assessment, and accreditation activities;
  11. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctorate in special education for students with severe disabilities, or early childhood special education, or closely related field from an accredited institution; will consider ABD if completed by date of hire; Certified as a BCBA or BCBA-D; will consider if certification obtained by August 2018;
  2. Broad special education knowledge in severe disabilities/autism or early childhood special education;
  3. Experience as a licensed special education teacher or BCBA with individuals who have severe disabilities or autism in school-based settings;
  4. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Scholarly expertise in special education for students with severe disabilities/autism or in early childhood special education;
  2. Scholarly expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis;
  3. Advanced knowledge of special education instructional methods and/or assessment for students with severe disabilities or in early childhood special education;
  4. Experience teaching, supervising, and/or advising candidates in higher education;
  5. Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly research activity.

To Apply:
Applicants should send a letter of application clearly addressing how they meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; reprints of publications; graduate transcripts (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring); and names, addresses (including email addresses), and phone numbers of five references to:
  1. College of Education
  2. Department of Special Education
  3. 1776 University Avenue, Wist Hall 120
  4. Attn: Dr. Mary Jo Noonan, Chair
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Mary Jo Noonan; 808-956-7956;

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