Clinical Assistant Professor in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education

Gainesville FL
Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant professor of education position in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education (CTTE) program in the School of Teaching and Learning.  The CTTE program at UF has developed a rich tradition of excellence in developing specialized knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills related to educator professional development.  We seek a faculty member to join a collaborative, energetic community committed to high-quality teaching and scholarship grounded in the ideals of democracy and social justice.

Our new colleague will coordinate our hybrid (online and face-to-face) doctoral program for practitioner scholars, national and international educators who intend to lead school reform from varied positions in the field. The program, in its 9th year, embraces the principles of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. The program coordinator is expected to teach and mentor doctoral students in the program, facilitate ongoing program development, manage daily operations of the program, and conduct research related to the program and its impact. This 12-month faculty appointment will begin in August 2018.  


  • Mentor doctoral-level practitioner scholars
  • Teach (face-to-face and online) courses
  • Facilitate program development
  • Conduct scholarly activities related to the professional practice doctoral program
  • Serve as program coordinator
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
  • Collaborate closely with CTTE colleagues
  • Advertised Salary:

    Salary is negotiable, competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in curriculum and instruction, instructional leadership. or closely related field.  ABD candidates will be considered if they plan to earn their doctorate prior to August 15, 2018.
  • Record of relevant teaching experience in both K-12 and higher education contexts
  • Experience in teaching blended or online classes as well as face-to-face classes
  • Evidence of ability to coordinate and administer a program
  • Record of scholarship as demonstrated through publications and presentations at national conferences (commensurate with experience)
  • Evidence of commitment to collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
  • Record of effectively mentoring university-level students
  • Ability to positively contribute to national visibility of the CTTE program
  • A commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a sample publication or presentation, and (4) contact information for three references who will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.  Applicants should reference requisition 505023, position 00032871. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at 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. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Bondy ( 

    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.

    Final candidate will be required to provide 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 education 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), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is strongly committed to the diversity of its workplace.  The College of Education shares this commitment and eagerly invites applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.  

    ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Online Graduate Education (U.S. News & World Report), 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 98 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. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 9th among public universities. 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 boasts 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.

    ABOUT THE AREA: 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 charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, 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. 


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