Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2125057
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Education - Special Education

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Behavior Analysis - College of Education (34708)

Position Description Summary:
This nine-month tenure-track appointment begins August 16, 2021. The successful candidate will teach coursework in our BCBA certification and special education licensure programs, will pursue a research agenda leading to scholarly publications and presentations, and will participate in program, department, and college service. SEED's highly collaborative faculty provide mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students and maintain high levels of student engagement through research and partnerships with area school districts. We seek a faculty member who embraces NIU's mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body, providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate coursework in the LBS and BCBA sequences;
  • Engage in scholarly activities (e.g., research, publications, presentations, grant-writing);
  • Contribute to service activities of the program, department, college, and university;
  • Mentor graduate students related to their academic program;
  • Participate in program development, course revision, and internship/clinical supervision.

    Required Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Preferred Qualifications
    Experience in one area related to special education in addition to behavior analysis (e.g., developmental disabilities, Director of Special Education, assistive technology, transition services, or early childhood special education);
    Evidence of effectiveness and innovation in teaching at the college level including hybrid or synchronous instruction;
    Experience directing student research;
    Experience supervising candidates in internships;
    Record of collaboration and scholarly productivity within and across disciplines;
    Experience with assistive technology and its use with individuals with significant disabilities.

    Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, and internal equity
    Working Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm/varies
    Posting Date: 01/16/2021
    Closing Date:
    Priority Review Date: 02/26/2021
    Open Until Filled?

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Applicants must apply online at and complete their applicant profile and upload their materials. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by February 26, 2021. Review of complete applications will begin February 26, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory criminal background check (AA/EEO Institution).
    For additional information, visit Department of Special and Early Education NIU College of Education or contact Jesse W. Johnson, Chair, Search Committee ( or Paula Cowlishaw, Office Manager, Special and Early Education ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

    To apply, visit

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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