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Professor, Behavioural Studies
Seneca College in the Toronto,
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Date Posted 05/08/2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Psychology
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, Public Safety & Behavioural Studies in the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences at the King Campus, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School’s programs, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. 

Program Area/Level:

Within the School of Public Safety, the Professor will teach in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program as well as in the Behavioural Sciences Diploma program, along with teaching other academic courses across the college. The Professor will teach at the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Degree level.


Under the direction of the senior academic officer of the College or designate, the Professor is responsible for:


  • Guiding students through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Task List and Professional and Ethical Compliance Code.

  • Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques

  • Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.

  • Providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.

  • Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.


Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Develop curriculum for the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program consistent with ministry guidelines, program and professional standards, and certification requirements (e.g., BACB, ABAI).

  • Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.

  • Defining course objectives and evaluating and validating these objectives.

  • Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.

  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.

  • Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.


Academic Leadership:

  • Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.

  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.





  • Minimum completed Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in Psychology, Behaviour Analysis, or a related discipline.  If education is in a non-related discipline, state how it is relevant.

  • Valid Board Certified Behavioural Analyst (BCBA) designation is a requirement for this position; a BCBA-D is preferred.



  • A minimum of two (2) years’ post-secondary teaching experience.

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience applying the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.



  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relations skills are essential to interact effectively with the College’s multicultural/racial/able student and staff population, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

  • Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is necessary.

  • Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.


  • A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.

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