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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #517
What No One Tells You: Pursuing a Career in Academia
Monday, May 27, 2024
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon AB
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Toni Rose Agana (Caldwell University)
NICOLE PANTANO (Assumption University)
ADRIENNE JENNINGS (Daemen University)
VIDESHA MARYA (Endicott College)

The job market for those interested in pursuing positions in post-secondary education has changed drastically within the past few years. The shifting academic job market may create additional challenges and barriers for those interested in pursuing these positions. The purpose of this panel is to provide updated information to help current, future, and recently graduated students who are curious about pursuing positions in academia. Three panel experts will comment on how they have used specific strategies to obtain academic positions in tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions. Information will be shared and key terms will be defined related to the different job opportunities, application materials, and structures existing in post-secondary education. Throughout the panel, information will be organized around some core tips that the panelists view as necessary steps in securing their current employment. Panelists will share their expertise with the goal of helping future and current job-market candidates strengthen their candidacy.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Graduate students (Master and Doctoral Level), recent graduates, and any professionals interested in pursuing employment in post-secondary education

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Identify at least two strategies they can use to maximize experiential learning and professional opportunities to better align with future employment; 2) Explain at least one way they can begin to track jobs while on the market; 3) Identify and discuss at least one behavior-analytic principle that relates to the importance of developing interpersonal skills.
Keyword(s): academic career, post-graduation, post-secondary education, teaching



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