Tenure Faculty – CEPSE – Special Education – Autism Spectrum Disorders – Assistant Professor

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for research and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis, and learning disabilities. Our doctoral program permits students to pursue cognates in any number of related areas of study. The college and its faculty members are heavily involved in the campus-wide Institute for Research on Autism, Intellectual, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (see http://autism.research.msu.edu).


Applicants for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in special education or a related area by time of appointment, August 16, 2016. They must demonstrate evidence of a productive research program, with the potential for national visibility as a scholar and leader and a record of grant seeking preferred. Prior experience as a behavior analyst (BCBA-D preferred), special education teacher, or other professional with expertise in evidence-based practices in the area of ASD is highly desirable. A successful faculty member will maintain an active research program and seek external funding to support that program, teach undergraduate, master’s, and/or doctoral courses – including online courses, advise graduate students, and engage in local, state, and national service.


Conduct a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment. Seek and obtain external funding. Teach in all modes of delivery (face-face, on-line and hybrid) and at all levels (undergraduate and graduate classes) in areas of expertise and department curricular need. Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels. Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.


Interested persons should apply to position #1943 via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu. You will need to include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Please feel free to email Dr. Josh Plavnick (plavnick@msu.edu) or Dr. Emily Bouck (ecb@msu.edu) if you have questions about the position. Review of applicants will begin on October 26, 2015.

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.