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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Professor of Special Education - ABA Graduate Program

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Dean of the Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene


Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.


SUMMARY/SCOPE: The Department of Education at Hardin-Simmons University seeks applications for a non-tenure track, Adjunct Professor in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)/Special Education.

The Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies from Hardin-Simmons University offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Applied Behavior Analysis. The graduate program is via distance education. This position is specifically for teaching at the graduate level.


The role of Adjunct Professor may include teaching courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned, acting as a supervisor for BCBA-Interns and working collaboratively with departmental faculty and director of the ABA Center.

Demonstrates a commitment to the ABA Center at Hardin-Simmons through demonstrating the vision, mission, and goals through teaching actions. 

Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice.

Teaches graduate level courses in the ABA/Sped program. 

Participates in initial and ongoing training from HSU. 

Contributes to developing curriculum for courses taught. 

Remotely participates in faculty and staff meetings when requested.

Maintains contact by giving effective feedback to students via phone, video conferencing, and email. 

Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success.

Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula.

Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts.

Performs all educational services in accordance with HSU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Hardin-Simmons Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws.

Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, and/or ABA project coordinator.

Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or Special Education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution, PhD preferred.

3-5 years-experience in Applied Behavior Analysis preferred.

3-5 years-experience in Special Education.

Online teaching experience preferred.

Curriculum development experience preferred.

Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.

Experience in Higher Education preferred.


BCBA or BCBA-D certification preferred.


The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.


This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.


This position is a part-time/temp adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load remotely.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.