Skip to main content


Faculty and Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Status: Full-time with faculty rank; tenure-track;
Time commitment: 11-month appointment in the School of Education
Start date: July 1, 2022

The Pupil Personnel Services Division at Fresno Pacific University offers a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) program for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The Masters’ Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis is in the final approval process. In addition to Applied Behavior Analysis, the PPS Division offers School Counseling, School Psychology credential and Masters’ Degree programs. The program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the professional and educational community in California's Central Valley.


The Program Director for Applied Behavior Analysis will teach in the program, provides administrative leadership for the program and be responsible for coordinating the Verified Course Sequence (VCS) and communicating with the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) at all FPU campuses.  Specific duties include:

  • Work with the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) directors, faculty, and staff in Applied Behavior Analysis at all FPU campuses.
  • Attend all program director, and other required meetings.
  • Teach appropriate courses, supervise candidates in the field placements, and advise PPS program students.
  • Support planning and development, outreach, and recruitment of students.
  • Assume administrative responsibility and manage the budget for the Applied Behavior Analysis programs for all FPU campuses.
  • Support (by offering advice and consultation) marketing and public relations initiatives for the program.
  • Monitor syllabi content and program cohesion for all ABA courses.
  • Monitor candidate Research Projects and Exit Portfolio development.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with local schools and agencies for the purpose of fostering high quality fieldwork placements and building professional partnerships.
  • Maintain an understanding of changes in state and federal legislation that affect the program and attend state conferences that update trends and pending legislation.
  • Represent the program to the internal and external communities, e.g. Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), other Federal and State regulatory agencies, internship sites, and professional associations.
  • Maintain professional memberships and professional development.
  • Pursue an active scholarly agenda.

In consultation with Division Chair:

  • Oversee admission of candidates to the PPS programs at all sites.
  • Recruit, support, and work with adjunct teaching and supervising faculty.
  • Lead the academics activities of the faculty within the program and monitor the performance of the program, in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Education.
  • Initiate recommendations regarding program planning, course scheduling, and faculty assignments with the program, in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Education.



  • Doctoral degree (completed or ABD with plan for completion) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. Completion of a terminal degree is a requisite for continued employment.
  • Successful BCBA organizational and leadership experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Current knowledge of Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) supervision requirements, including knowledge of practicum and internship requirements including the selection of appropriate sites for practicum training.
  • Experience and sensitivity in managing people in complex organizational settings.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills and decision-making skills.
  • Administrative experience managing programs for working adults.
  • Experience with the development of extensive networks and connections with external stakeholders.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Completed Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with current certification.


Dependent on qualifications and experience; paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF).       



A faculty application is available at - the link is in the job description on the FPU website.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Gary Gramenz. Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2001
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email

Apply now



Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea at

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.