Academic Position in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis

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The Department of Psychology at Reykjavík University is seeking a full-time academic in the field of applied behaviour analysis. Duties will include teaching on the verified course sequence in the MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis and MSc in Clinical Psychology. The behaviour analysis verified course sequence is a set of courses verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as meeting specific coursework requirements, content hours and faculty standards (see, and is based on the BACB's Course Content Requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The successful applicant will be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.


We are looking for a current or future leader who can help us develop and enhance the existing outstanding research and educational programmes in the Department of Psychology at Reykjavík University. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to shape and influence the future development of applied behavior analysis in Iceland, in a university that emphasizes entrepreneurial spirit. Salary level is negotiable and relocation assistance is offered.


Applicants should;

  • be qualifiedto doctoral-level in basic or applied behaviour analysis, and preferably be eligible for certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or equivalent,
  • have a record of excellence in teaching behaviour analysis at tertiary level,
  • have clinical experience in applied behaviour analysis,
  • be research-active,
  • and possess a record of peer-reviewed publications.

The closing date for applications is April 15th 2020. Applications should be submitted via the link given at

The successful applicant is expected to take up the post on an agreed date in Autumn 2020.

The application should include;

  • a CV,
  • a list of publications,
  • a research statement,
  • a statement of prior teaching experience,
  • name and address of three persons who may be contacted for a confidential reference,
  • a copy of up to three of the candidate's most influential publications may also be included in the application,
  • and any other relevant information.

Further information on RU and the Department may be obtained by visiting Additionally, informal inquiries are welcomed and may be made by contacting Dr. Berglind Sveinbjörnsdóttir (, director of the MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr. Simon Dymond (, or Professor Jack James (


Reykjavik University aims to create an international workplace that celebrates diversity and is characterized by respect for the individual. Equal opportunities for progression and salaries are important values at RU. There are seven departments within the university; Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Sport Science, Computer Science, Engineering, and Applied Engineering. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship. Currently, Reykjavik University has around 3.700 students and 250 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculty.