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Assistant Professor in Education Policy (9 Month Salary) - College of Education, Health, and Hu...

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Education Policy (9 Month Salary) - College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56055

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at Florida State University.


Engaging in a well-defined scholarship agenda with clear connections to K-12 and/or higher education policy.
Teaching graduate courses in our EdD program related to education policy and/or research methods.
Advising graduate students in the online EdD program.
Serving on student graduate committees, including chairing EdD student dissertations.
Providing service to the university, the department, the college, and the profession.
Developing and submitting grant proposals to potential funding agencies.


Earned doctorate in education policy, or related education and/or social science disciplines;
Evidence of high-quality scholarship (e.g., recent publications in peer reviewed journals, working papers, recent presentations at national or international conferences);
Commitment to and experience working with students of various backgrounds;
Ability to teach K-12 and/or higher education policy courses and/or research methods courses;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Research interests related to Civil Rights Policy and Practice, Teacher Workforce, Education Technology, and/or Inclusion and Access for Students with Disabilities.
Experience with mentorship, in preparation for chairing EdD student dissertations.
Experience with online/hybrid instruction as a student or instructor.
Experience with teaching or training in research design courses (literature review, prospectus development, applied quantitative methods, etc.).
Potential for success in garnering external funding for research.

Other Information

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) in the *College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at Florida State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor position. We seek a colleague committed to research, mentorship, teaching, and advising. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research in well-defined scholarship areas with clear connections to K-12 and/or higher education policy, advise professional doctoral students in our online EdD program, chair EdD dissertation committees, contribute to academic service, and apply for external funding to support new research projects.

ELPS strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for our students and colleagues. The Department enrolls a sizable population of students in Masters/Specialist, Ph.D., and online EdD degree programs and hosts a program evaluation certificate program. We seek a colleague committed to and capable of effectively educating students across multiple programs, with a particular focus on advising EdD students.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, visit: For more information about the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, visit

Contact Info

Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator:

Adam Ware, Sr. Administrative Specialist
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

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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How To Apply

Review of candidates will begin 10/01/2023 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should submit an online application at

Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae including the contact information of three references. Applicants should also submit a cover letter that describes (1) research agenda and experience, (2) teaching experience and interest, and (3) commitment to mentoring, teaching, and advising students.

Transcripts, up to three work samples (such as publications or manuscripts under review), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.


This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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