Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

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College of Arts and Sciences



Stetson University seeks a broadly prepared and experienced educational leader for a full-time, tenure track appointment as an assistant professor.  We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar with a proven track record of innovative pedagogical approaches in K-6 elementary education.  Experience and expertise in teaching elementary math methods and exceptional student education with diverse populations are strongly preferred.  He or she must be able to teach core courses in both our undergraduate and graduate programs while participating energetically in the rapidly changing field of teacher preparation.  We especially seek a faculty colleague who can deepen our program’s signature emphasis on preparing teachers in the critical dimensions of class, gender, culture and race in 21st-century K-12 education.  


The preferred candidate will have 1) an earned doctorate from an accredited university in elementary education or curriculum and instruction with a focus in working with diverse populations; 2) demonstrated ability to contribute to our emphasis on inclusive excellence in our elementary program; and, 3) demonstrated understanding of research-based pedagogy in elementary education.  Teaching experience in an elementary school setting is required.  Additionally, experience working with English Language Learners in K-6 or an ESOL Endorsement or ESOL Certificate is required. Teaching experience at the college level is highly desirable.  We are especially interested in and encourage applications from candidates with an ability to be a role model and mentor for students and a commitment to enhance opportunities for all students, including those from under-represented groups.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in educational foundations, elementary methods and related areas according to expertise; teach graduate courses related to exceptional student education; supervise internships and practicums; advise students; assist with state certification requirements; develop and maintain a focused scholarly research agenda; and take an active role in partnerships with school systems.

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


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 a CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) 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 South Orlando.  For additional information about the Department and the University, please see our webpage:


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 nine 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.


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 4,300 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 1945, 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. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Creative Writing, and Counseling. 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.



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 11, 2021


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 elementary education, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference that address candidate’s teaching, research, and leadership qualifications.  In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 11, 2021 will be assured of full consideration.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to Milba Miranda at [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Elementary Education 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: 11/20/2020
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