Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy (87326)Location:
Gainesville, FLOpen Date:
Nov 17, 2021Description:
The University of Florida College of Education invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy position to join the Educational Leadership program area in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education. The Educational Leadership program is committed to furthering research and professional preparation that promotes equity and improved educational outcomes through innovative policy and dynamic leadership. The Educational Leadership program includes PhD, EdD, EdS, and MEd degree programs as well as a graduate concentration in education policy.
Through this search, we seek an innovating colleague who will contribute to this mission through exemplary teaching, mentoring, service, and scholarship, broadly defined. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to effective preparation of future school leaders through evidence of effective leadership and instructional success. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship include a focus on principal preparation, leadership development, and social justice leadership and who demonstrate a commitment to equity in their work. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and mentor students in our top-ranked, online MEd program, which leads to eligibility for Florida Level 1 administrator certification and may also contribute to teaching in master’s, specialist, doctoral programs on-campus and online.
The University of Florida’s Educational Leadership program is nationally ranked and includes the top ranked online master’s in educational leadership degree.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty whose research and teaching are nationally renowned. The successful candidate will have opportunities to affiliate with campus partners including UF’s Education Policy Research Center (www.ufedpolicy.org) and the Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative.
More information on UF’s Educational Leadership program can be found at: https://education.ufl.edu/educational-leadership/
This 12-month non-tenure accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2022 (earlier summer start date negotiable). The position’s teaching assignment is the equivalent of 4 courses a semester for fall and spring, and 2 courses in the summer. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Teach courses at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels through online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities (the equivalent of 4 courses a semester for fall and spring, and 2 courses in the summer)
- Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, has consistently been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation in Online Graduate Education for the last six years, 3rd nationally for undergraduate education and 12th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News & World Report). Two of the College's academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (5th) and Special Education (5th). Our Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program was named the 2020 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. 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 is engaged in four of UF’s priority research areas—early childhood studies, precision learning, analysis of learning analytics, and artificial intelligence in education. The College has 117 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year garnered more than $107 million 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 3,000 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling & Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research & Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. 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 CAEP and NCATE since 1954. More than 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: @UF_COE (Twitter) and @UF.COE (Facebook)
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 5th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes 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 $838 million in research awards. UF recently launched a $70 million AI partnership with NVIDIA, taking the first step toward ensuring equitable access to bringing AI to students and faculty from across campus and the state. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new 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.Qualifications:
- An earned doctorate in education leadership/administration or a closely related field awarded by the time of hire
- Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- A track record of successful leadership of PK-12 educational organizations as a principal, superintendent, or other leadership position
- Prior experience with online or hybrid instruction as an instructor
- Demonstrated track record of research productivity in educational leadership or related field
- Familiarity with Florida Principal Leadership Standards and/or National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards
- Experience working with and in diverse educational settings
- Proven ability to ground teaching and/or scholarship in social, cultural, and historical contexts
Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications and interest in the position, commitment to diversity, and research interests; a statement addressing leadership philosophy and teaching philosophy; the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted after initial screening; and a current CV. Review of candidates will begin on January 3rd and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. F. Chris Curran ([email protected]), search committee chair and leader of the Educational Leadership program.
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 http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.