Assistant Professor of Education (Educational Leadership)

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College of Arts and Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Education (Educational Leadership)          

Stetson University seeks a broadly prepared and experienced educational leader who can deepen our program’s signature emphasis on preparing building-level administrators in the critical dimensions of class, gender, and culture in 21st century K-12 education.  The position is full-time, tenure-track and nine-month with opportunities for summer teaching, at the level of assistant professor.  We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar with a proven track record of innovative leadership in K-12 education with a focus on curriculum and instructional leadership for school-based administrators and special emphasis on at-risk and low-income student populations.  The candidate must be able to integrate technology into teaching and teach core courses in educational leadership, particularly those regarding curriculum, human resources, instructional leadership, and supervision.  The candidate must be competent in gathering, analyzing and reporting data. He or she must also be able to contribute to our undergraduate teacher preparation program while participating energetically in the rapidly changing field of educational leader preparation.  He or she must be able to draw on the strengths of the University’s academic program in the liberal arts and sciences, business, law, and counseling.


The preferred candidate will have 1) an earned doctorate from an accredited university with a focus on educational leadership, curriculum and instructional leadership, or a closely related field; 2) experience in a K-12 setting; 3) knowledge and understanding of diverse populations; and, 4) proficiency in data analysis and in using differentiated instructional strategies.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, a creative approach to pedagogical design and implementation, and a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity in our learning-centered community.


Our new colleague will 1) teach graduate level courses in educational leadership, particularly those that focus on curriculum and instructional leadership, at our campuses in DeLand and Celebration, Florida;  2) teach occasional undergraduate courses according to expertise; 3) supervise graduate internships, practicums, and research; 4) advise students; 5) assist with state and national certification and accreditation requirements, including data gathering and analysis; 6) develop and maintain a focused research agenda that informs and advances his or her teaching duties; and, 7) take an active role in on-campus service to the university and partnerships with our local school systems.

For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website:

The Department:

Stetson’s Department of Education is currently shaping a distinctive, exciting focus on economic, social, and gender diversity and education for marginalized K-12 populations.  The Department houses an CAEP accredited program with a strong record and long history of preparing teachers and educational leaders in undergraduate and graduate programs on our DeLand campus and at our graduate center in Celebration, near Orlando.  For additional information about the Department and the University, please see our webpage:  

College of Arts and Sciences:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  August 12, 2019


Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications and describing teaching, research, and professional interests and experiences related to educational leadership with special emphasis on at-risk and poverty populations, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference that address candidate’s teaching, research, and leadership qualifications.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Chris Colwell at [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Educational Leadership Search Committee
Department of Education
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8419
DeLand, FL 32723


Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.




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Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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Salary: salary is competitive