Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Visual Disabilities)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Visual Disabilities)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 50033

The School of Teacher Education at Florida State University (FSU) invites applicants for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor rank with expertise in Visual Disabilities Education. As a preeminent research institution, FSU upholds its responsibility to serve Florida citizens and beyond through innovation, creativity, and scholarship. We seek a colleague who embraces the belief that rigorous research and training teachers in the use of evidence-based practices are key to improving educational outcomes for individuals with visual impairment. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research focused on preparing teachers of students with visual impairments and the individuals they serve, apply for external funding to support new projects, and mentor doctoral students in their scholarly endeavors. Leadership is an essential aspect of this position.

FSU strives to develop a deep understanding of, and respect for, diversity among students and colleagues. The School of Teacher Education is dedicated to the FSU strategic plan on diversity and inclusion. Therefore, priority will be given, first to candidates with a commitment to creating a pipeline for diverse students beyond the department/institution; and second, to candidates with experience incorporating diverse and inclusive practices in their pedagogy. Our goal is to prepare teaching professionals who not only transform the lives of their students, but also seek to improve their schools, communities, academic disciplines, and professions. For information about the College of Education, visit: For more information
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• Candidates should have a solid foundation in visual disabilities education
• Earned doctorate in visual disabilities, special education, or a closely related field
• Commitment to and experience working with diverse student populations
• Certification as a teacher of students with visual impairments
• At least 3 years of successful PreK–12 work with students with visual impairments
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Candidates at the associate professor rank should have an established record of high-quality scholarship (e.g., recent publications in peer reviewed journals, recent presentations at national or international conferences, etc.).
• Candidates at the assistant professor rank should show strong potential for high-quality scholarship through research training and emerging publication record


• Experience in writing research and/or training grants
• Recent successful work on an externally funded research or training grant
• Experience advising graduate students
• Experience with pre-service and in-service teacher preparation
• Expertise in orientation and mobility or working with children whose multiple disabilities include visual impairment
• Experience teaching methods courses in the area of visual disabilities

Contact Info

Dr. Veronica Fleury
[email protected]

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on November 1, 2021. A complete application includes the following materials:

• CV and cover letter detailing your interest in this position and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Include information about your background and experience in visual disabilities education and research preparation.
• Statement (1–3 pages) explaining how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to visual disabilities education
• One writing sample (e.g., book chapter, chapter from your dissertation, journal article, work under review, or work in progress)
• Contact information for three references including name, title, and contact information.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


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