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Computer Science Education Clinical Assistant Professor

Computer Science Education Clinical Assistant Professor

Job No: 523578
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Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Department: 18050000 - ED-STL SCHL-TEACH / LEARN

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The University of Florida invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to work within the Computer Science Education program in the School of Teaching and Learning. The Computer Science Education program offers an online graduate certificate, an MAE degree, and an Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Computer Science Education. The Computer Science Education program is affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies (IALT), a unit charged with facilitating interdisciplinary collaborative endeavors that will advance scholarship and practices in technology-enhanced learning. 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.

The Clinical Assistant Professor position will teach and mentor students in online graduate courses associated with the Computer Science Education program; 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 may begin as early as January 2023 but no later than July 1, 2023.
  • Teach online Ed.D. and Masters courses in computer science education
  • Mentor graduate students in an online professional doctorate (Ed.D.) in computer science education
  • Contribute to online Ed.D. program coordination 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

The Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies (IALT), in the College of Education at the University of Florida catalyzes research agendas in areas including machine learning, natural language processing, augmented and virtual reality, computer science education, and emerging learning environments.

Through collaboration, the IALT supports faculty and student researchers, state-of-the-art labs and dynamic teaching facilities, and builds capacity with academic, industry and government partners. The research, development and distribution of innovative learning technologies - including software, algorithms and applications to preK-12 and adult-centered settings - is transforming education by providing precision, optimized learning experiences enabling successful content mastery for all learners ranging from early childhood through adulthood.

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the nation in Online Graduate Education for the last seven 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: 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)

    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 $1 billion 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:
    • Earned doctorate (by May 2023) in curriculum and instruction (with appropriate focus), computer science education; computer science; educational technology; or closely related field
    • Experience developing and teaching online courses in computer science education or closely related field
    • Experience within the professional practice of computer science education (e.g., AP CSA or CSP)
    • Record of scholarship as demonstrated through publications or presentations at professional conferences (commensurate with experience)
    • Evidence of productive collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders
    • Experience working with K-12 teachers, preferably those in computer science education or STEM disciplines

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with K-12 CS education (e.g., teaching, professional development, teacher preparation)
    • Record of excellence in teaching and/or mentoring students in higher education contexts
    • Commitment to active engagement with and/or leadership in professional organizations
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • A commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants for the Clinical Assistant 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 523578, position 00038760. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to search chair Dr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt, [email protected]

    To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by November 4, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and hiring authority. If you need technical assistance, please contact our Human Resources office at 352-392-2477.

    The 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

    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.

    The selection process will be conducted in accordance with “Florida's Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search committee meetings and interviews are open to the public, and applications, CVs, and other documents related to the search may be available for public inspection.

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