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Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Florida

  • 1.  Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Florida

    Posted 10-18-2018 11:06:00 PM
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    The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Educationposition with a focus on initial teacher preparation to work within the Teachers, Schools, and Society (TSS) program in the School of Teaching and Learning (STL) at UF. The TSS program area focuses on issues that impact 21st century education and teacher education, as faculty study the intersections of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education with society and politics in an increasingly diverse world. This position builds upon a rich tradition of excellence in scholarship on teacher preparation and professional learning. The successful applicant will join a collaborative, cohesive, and energetic community of scholars within the College that is committed to high quality teaching, research, and service.

    We welcome a candidate whose scholarship focuses on issues of critical national and global importance in teacher education including: socially just and equity-centered teacher preparation; the initial and ongoing development of high-quality teachers for all students; the design, development, and assessment of teacher preparation programs in the age of accountability; critical, theoretical and foundational approaches towards initial teacher preparation; and clinically-rich teacher education and supervisory practice. Our faculty share a commitment to advancing equity of opportunities and outcomes in P-12 education.

    The successful applicant for the tenure-track position is expected to maintain a clear, systematic line of research; regularly seek external funding; publish in major scholarly journals; present research findings at meetings of professional associations; contribute to advising and teaching, especially through the provision of scholarly and conceptual leadership in the STL's elementary and/or secondary teacher education programs; and recruiting and mentoring doctoral students in both our on-campus research intensive Ph.D. program and online professional practice doctorate.  Additionally, the successful applicant will engage in service to the program, school, college, university, and profession. This 9-month tenure-accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2019 and include the possibility of summer employment. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Doctorate in teacher education, curriculum and instruction, or closely related field. ABD candidates should plan to earn their doctorate prior to August 15, 2019.
    • Record of scholarship as demonstrated through publications and presentations at national conferences (commensurate with experience)
    • Demonstrated scholarly commitment to matters concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or socially just practices
    • Commitment to active engagement with and/or leadership in teacher education professional organizations
    • Strong knowledge of research methods
    • Record of relevant teaching experience in both K-12 and teacher education contexts
    • Evidence of commitment to collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Track record or evidence of potential to propose, secure, and successfully manage externally-funded projects
    • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
    • Record of effectively mentoring students
    • Ability to positively contribute to national visibility of the TSS program
    • A commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment
    • Experience in teaching blended or online classes as well as face-to-face classes

    Application Instructions

    Applicants for the tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for a minimum of three references to be contacted upon request.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Because the University is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applications should include in their application letter information about how they will further this objective.

    Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to search chair Dr. Nancy Dana at To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by November 16, 2018, when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority. If you need technical assistance, please contact Human Resources at 352-392-2477 or Ellen Young at

    The selection process will be conducted in accordance with "Florida's Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search committee meetings and interviews are open to the public, and applications, CVs, and other documents related to the search may be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. 

    Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    Christopher L. Busey, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Schools, Teachers, and Society Program
    Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Latin American Studies
    University of Florida
    College of Education
    School of Teaching and Learning
    2201 Norman Hall
    PO Box 117048
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Phone: (352) 273-4041
    Twitter @DoctorBusey