Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #475
CE Offered: BACB
Yes We Can: Women's Perspectives on Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Monday, May 28, 2018
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom C
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Rocio Rosales, Ph.D.
Chair: Emily Kennison Sandoz (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University)
ALYSSA N. WILSON (Saint Louis University)
ROCIO ROSALES (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Women face various barriers in society and in particular within academia. Recent media trends across the globe suggest that the 'glass ceiling' is starting to crack for women across businesses and industries, but is not yet fully broken. This panel will discuss important considerations and tips for the success of Applied Behavior Analysts seeking or just beginning a career in academia. The following topics will be covered: applying to and landing a job in academia via traditional and non-traditional routes; navigating gender biases in the workplace; building a community of support within and outside your field; integrating research, teaching, and service activities; and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. All three panelists are Program Coordinators/Directors of their respective graduate program and represent varied teaching, research, and clinical experiences.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

applied behavior analysts (graduate students or post-docs) seeking a position in academia, applied behavior analysts working in academia during (pre-tenure)

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Describe how to seek academic positions via traditional (i.e., look for job postings) and less traditional (i.e., create a position or propose a new graduate program) routes. 2. Identify common gender biases in the workplace. 3. Discuss strategies for building a community of support during the pre-tenure years in academia.
Keyword(s): academia, pre-tenure, women's issues



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