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The Special Education program at Michigan State University is looking for a fixed term Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor (M.A.) to join our expanding Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is a one-year position with the potential for renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Desired areas of expertise include teaching applied behavior analysis, supervising students in applied behavior analysis practicum placements, and experience teaching or working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

The primary position responsibilities will include: (1) developing course materials and teaching applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder content to graduate students via face-to-face and online courses, and (2) supervising applied behavior analysis graduate students in practicum settings and assisting in securing practicum placements as needed.

This is a 12-month position, beginning May 16, with the potential to be renewed annually based on satisfactory review and continued funding. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and education. Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see for more information.    

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, or related field (Assistant Professor) or an earned Master's in Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, or related field (Instructor); A Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential; A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and supervision.  

Desired Qualifications:

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral credential; Experience administering academic instructional programs to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities; Experience supervising students in practicum settings; Experience teaching online graduate courses; Commitment to working with cross-disciplinary teams.  


For a complete job description and application instructions please visit Michigan State University jobs website at: (Posting #5132).  In the application, candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications and interest in the position and provide a resume that highlights relevant experience.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.