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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor- Teachers, Schools, & Society

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 519675
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional
Department:18050000 - ED-STL SCHL-TEACH / LEARN

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Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position to work within the Teachers, Schools, and Society (TSS) program area in the School of Teaching and Learning. The TSS program area focuses on issues that impact 21st century education and teacher education, as faculty and students study the intersections of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education with society and politics in an increasingly diverse world. This position builds upon a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship on the interrelationships between schools and larger societal contexts. The successful applicant will join a collaborative, cohesive, and energetic community of scholars within the College that is committed to high quality teaching, research, and service.

We welcome a candidate whose teaching and scholarship focuses on issues of national and global importance in education including: critical, theoretical, and innovative approaches toward educator preparation and professional learning throughout the career span; the roles of schooling in a democratic society; and the importance of practitioner scholarship for educator renewal and improvement. Our faculty and students share a commitment to vibrant and equitable schools for a healthy democracy.

The successful applicant for the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position is expected to teach and advise undergraduate students in elementary teacher preparation & graduate students in a professional practice doctorate; further their scholarship of teaching at meetings of professional organizations and through appropriate publications; and engage in service to the program, school, college, university and profession. This 12-month non-tenure-accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2022.


  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Advise graduate students in an online professional practice doctorate (Ed.D.)
  • Participate in program development and continuous improvement
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
  • Conduct scholarly activities commensurate with expectations of a clinical faculty member

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.

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Social Foundations, or closely related field
  • K-12 teaching and/or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to matters concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or socially-just practices
  • Commitment to active engagement with and/or leadership in education professional organizations
  • Record of scholarship as demonstrated through publications and presentations at national conferences (commensurate with experience)
  • Evidence of collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
  • Record of excellence in teaching and/or mentoring students in higher education contexts
  • Ability to positively contribute to the regional and national visibility of the TSS program
  • A commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment
  • Experience designing and delivering high quality online courses
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants for the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position should send: (1) a cover letter addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) contact information for at least three references who will be contacted and asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system. Applicants should reference requisition 519675, position 00011923. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to search chair Dr. Alyson Adams, [email protected] To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by January 18, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and hiring authority. This position is open until filled. If you need technical assistance, please contact our Human Resources office at 352-392-2477.

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 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.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 21 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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