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Assistant Professor in Applied Behavior Analysis

General Position Description

Mount St. Mary’s University invites outstanding candidates to apply for a non-tenure track, full-time 10-month, assistant professor position in our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate programs. The successful candidate should be (1) a BCBA in good standing, (2) hold a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in psychology, education or a field closely associated with Applied Behavior Analysis, and (3) have demonstrated excellence in teaching ABA to students. Mount St. Mary’s University ABA graduate programs include a Master of Science in ABA and a post-master's degree certificate in ABA, a Verified Course Sequence (VCS). The programs are housed in the Department of Psychology and the School of Education and are directed by Griffin Rooker, Ph.D.

The primary responsibilities of this position are teaching graduate course offerings in our ABA graduate programs with an expectation of teaching a 24-credit load per academic year scheduled primarily in 8-week courses (distributed across Fall and Spring semesters). Specifically, the successful candidate will teach graduate course offerings to students attending class on our Emmitsburg and the Frederick campus. Paid summer teaching opportunities, as well as opportunities to conduct research are also available to the successful candidate, but not a requirement of the position.

Who we are

Mount St. Mary’s University is the second oldest Catholic university in the country. Located in a serene mountain setting in Emmitsburg, Maryland, yet near major metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university with an enrollment of over 2,000 students and a 13:1 student to faculty ratio.

We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons, the value of intercultural understanding, and will be able to articulate how they can contribute to the Mount’s Catholic liberal-arts mission.


  • Full-time position beginning October 2021 or January 2022.
  • Full benefits and annual, holiday, and sick leave.
  • Competitive salary commensurate to experience.

Ways to Apply

For first-round review of applications, we request the following materials be sent to

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no longer than 2 pages)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and application review will continue until the position is filled. EOE

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