Assistant/Associate Professor of Exceptional Student Education, Department of Education

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Exceptional Student Education, Department of Education

Tallahassee, Florida
Open Date:
Mar 22, 2022

The Department of Education at Flagler College-Tallahassee invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Exceptional Student Education( ESE)  to begin in August 2022. The Elementary Education(K-6) program at Flagler College – Tallahassee is known throughout the region for the high quality of graduates who go on to be productive and impactful elementary and ESE teachers. The successful candidate will be a dynamic college instructor, and have a strong background in the field of exceptional student education or special education with elementary education experience.

A teaching load of 4 sections (face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses or field supervision) per semester is expected. Additional responsibilities include student advising, program recruitment efforts, and collaboration with other faculty to ensure Florida Department of Education requirements for continued program approval are met.

Flagler College-Tallahassee is a degree completion campus that partners with Tallahassee Community College.  In 2020, the two institutions formed a Targeted Articulation Agreement to provide education majors with a high-quality and cost-effective “Pathway to Teaching.”  The College and the Department are dedicated to strengthening this unique partnership and expanding the program to further benefit the surrounding communities.  State approved programs offered on the Tallahassee campus focus exclusively on Elementary Education and Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education. Both degrees include ESOL and Reading endorsements.

The Department of Education at Flagler College – Tallahassee aims to enrich lives by creating a thoughtful, personalized experience in a supportive educational environment.  The  program is dedicated to serving the community through its academic programming, a distinguished faculty who  challenge and mentor students, and students who are energized, engaged and eager to become professional educators.


The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in ESE or special education with doctoral level coursework in special education or a related field.  A PhD or Ed.D. is strongly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a record of effective teaching in higher education, and possess at least three years of  teaching exceptional students in K-12 settings with K-6 experience.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, completed applications and supporting materials must be received no later than April 30, 2022.  All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Flagler College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic. In addition to federal law requirements, Flagler College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the College has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex and gender may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR), or both. Contact information for the above referenced Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the College’s Sexual Harassment Policy can be found here: .


Working at Flagler College

Flagler College is a small private, independent college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 33 majors, 39 minors, and a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as an offsite campus in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagleras a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark opened in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit


Flagler College’s Mission

Flagler College offers an exceptional education through a challenging, inclusive, and supportive academic community integrated with the thriving culture and history of this unique place, St. Augustine. We foster intellectual, social, and personal transformation in our students. We prepare them for a diverse world that will always need discerning individuals, responsible citizens, and visionary leaders.

The College is committed to the preservation of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon and other historic structures that grace its campus.


Flagler College Core Values

Transformative Learning

We are committed to educating the whole person. As a community of inquiry, we value freedom of expression and the bond between teacher and student. We embrace a personalized education that is designed to transform lives and instill a passion for lifelong learning.

Respectful and Inclusive Community

We foster a sense of respect and appreciation for the dignity of all individuals. We cultivate an inclusive and diverse community that encourages civil and productive dialogue across differences.

Citizenship with Integrity

We believe that ethical citizenship should be exemplified on campus and in the community. We set high expectations for honesty, integrity, and individual responsibility.  We are deeply committed to building a community of trust.

Thoughtful Stewardship

We are dedicated to stewardship: to the care of each other, to the preservation of our historical buildings and natural resources, to the responsible management of our financial resources and gifts, and to the celebration of the remarkable heritage of St. Augustine with its vibrant cultures and history.


Flagler College is committed to diversity, inclusion and pursuit of a higher education with adherence to high ethical standards. It is the policy of Flagler College not to discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic.

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