Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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The University of Florida is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of School Psychology. Applicants should be highly promising scholars with strong methodological skills; a record of, or strong potential for, procuring external funding; and the ability and drive to network with others in studying complex educational problems.

This 9-month faculty appointment will begin August 2018 and include the possibility of summer employment. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position provides a negotiable start-up package that may include reduced initial teaching, advising, and service loads, moving expenses, computer and technology resources, and a graduate research assistant. The School Psychology Program is housed within the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies. The school’s faculty are national leaders in generating more than $40 million in funded projects providing for excellent opportunities for collaboration and support for research and scholarly productivity.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Scholarship commensurate with expectations of tenure-track faculty at a leading research university
  • Pursuit of external funding in collaboration with colleagues within and outside the College of Education
  • Active participation and collaboration with faculty colleagues and graduate students
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses
  • Supervising field-based practicum and internship
  • Service to the school, college, university, and profession
About the College: Founded in 1906, the College of Education at the University of Florida is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Online Graduate Education (U.S. News & World Reports), 8th nationally for undergraduate education (USA Today), and 19th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News). Three of the College’s academic programs occupy top-15 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Special Education (5th), Counselor Education (8th) and Elementary Teacher Education (14th). Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship – often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation – are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College of Education is immersed in three of UF’s designated priority research areas in UF’s state-funded Preeminence initiative – early childhood studies, precision learning, and analysis of learning analytics. The College has 95 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year held more than $102 million worth in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 1,460 education students are enrolled on campus in 28 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling and Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. Enrollment in the College’s top- ranked online programs exceeds 1,750 students from around the world. To sustain the College's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies, and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow’s leaders in all education disciplines. The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE and CAEP since 1954. Almost 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world.   About the University: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. UF recently became the first Florida institution to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9. According to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report, UF ranks 14th among public universities’ Best Colleges rankings. Other National rankings, such as 2nd by Forbes and 7th by Kiplinger in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges,” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service, and education centers, bureaus, and institutes, and has more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $700 million in research awards. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF has announced plans to hire 500 additional faculty in the near future. UF is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is strongly committed to diversity of its workplace.   About Gainesville: The UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and Southern charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers, and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle. Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Doctorate in school psychology or closely related field, preferably from an APA-accredited program.
Ability to conduct research, supervise graduate student research and field-based experiences, and teach graduate courses in an APA-accredited and NCATE/NASP-approved School Psychology Program.

Preferred Qualifications: Specific areas of research and teaching specialization are open, but preferably include interests in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral and/or academic interventions, school-based consultation, or psychoeducational assessment. Preferred candidates should have an established record of research, scholarship, and extramural funding.
Candidates with experience with children and youth in educational settings and eligibility for certification and/or licensure in Florida are preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita (CV), (3) sample publications, and (4) contact information for three references who will be contacted and asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. John H. Kranzler ( To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by November 3, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews are open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Final candidates 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 outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No


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