Job ID: 203443

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Baylor University

  • Jan. 16, 2023
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Educational Psychology
  • Baylor University
    Waco, TX
  • Open until filled
  • June 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Waco, TX, United States

Job Identification: 14041
Posting Date: 01/11/2023, 1:24 PM
Job Schedule: Full Time
Locations: Waco, TX, United States
Degree Level: Doctorate

Job Description:
What We Are Looking For

The primary purpose of this position is to manage ongoing grant-funded projects and conduct research with Dr. Tonya Davis. The research will be related to educational and behavioral interventions for children with developmental disabilities. Example ongoing research projects include evaluations of interventions to reduce challenging behavior among children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and teacher training in evidence-based practices for children with autism. The postdoctoral researcher will receive mentorship from faculty in the Educational Psychology department in conducting single-case research, large-scale projects, and applied behavior analytic research. The Department of Educational Psychology is committed to conducting meaningful and rigorous research and to securing external research funding.


  • Completed doctoral degree (or completed requirements of doctoral degree) in education, psychology, or related field
  • Training and experience in conducting research in educational and/or behavioral interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities


  • Publication record
  • Experience with grant writing and/or conducting grant-funded projects
  • Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D) and meets BACB supervisor requirements
  • Licensed behavior analyst in Texas or eligible for licensure in Texas

Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Candidates must submit a cover letter and a CV, graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references.

What You Will Do

Under the supervision of Tonya Davis, the postdoctoral researcher will primarily conduct the following tasks:

  • Manage ongoing grant-funded projects: train and supervise research assistants, recruit participants, conduct research sessions, collect data, analyze data, contribute to required reports
  • Conduct research: develop protocols, recruit participants, conduct research sessions, collect data, analyze data, disseminate findings (e.g., publish manuscripts, present research)
  • Other research, scholarly, and/or professional development activities, as assigned by supervisor

Position Start Date

  • This position begins June 2023. We may considered a delayed start date in July or August 2023.

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally. If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!

About Us:
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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