Behavioral Analyst Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor (30 views)

Mount Berry, GA
October 2, 2019


Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.


We are seeking an experienced candidate who is passionate about behavior analysis and embraces a teacher-scholar-mentor model and will maintain an active research agenda.  In addition to excellence in teaching, other responsibilities include mentoring students in research and fostering relationships with schools and community partners to develop and maintain internship opportunities for students.  Active membership and leadership roles in state and national professional ABA organizations are also encouraged. Service, including committee work at the college, school, and department level, and student advising is expected. 

Responsibilities will include teaching in our verified course sequence and may include Concepts and Principles of ABA, Applied Practice in Behavior Analysis, Single Subject Design in ABA, Advanced Strategies for Behavior Change, Ethics and Professional Issues in ABA. 

The Berry College Applied Behavior Analysis Program has a BCaBA verified course sequence embedded into a minor in ABA for undergraduate students.  The ABA minor is open to all majors across campus.  In addition, the program offers an Autism Endorsement approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission that includes two ABA courses for undergraduate students in the Teacher Education Program and a graduate level Autism Endorsement for individuals who currently hold a teaching certificate.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start date in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, School Psychology, or Psychology.  In addition, candidates must also be a BCBA or a BCBA-D by start date.


Prior experience teaching undergraduate students is highly desirable.  Successful candidates should have clinical experience working with people who have developmental disabilities.  However, research and clinical interests working with diverse populations and subfields are welcome.  Research and/or clinical interests in areas such as Behavioral Gerontology and Athletic Training are welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in ability to teach additional courses, such as Exceptional Child and Introduction to Psychology. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds are essential.


Applicant should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation at Applications must include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College. Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  Berry College is an Equal Opportunity employer. 


Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 students located adjacent to Rome, Georgia, midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self.  This commitment to “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. 

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education.  The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.  Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 “Great College to Work For.”  The college offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies.  Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.  Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College.  Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.