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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies 9 Month Salaried (College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56213
Department Educational Psychology and Learning Systems - College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Maintain a robust program of research in instructional systems and learning technologies, including publishing in top-tier journals.
  • Develop and teach graduate-level courses in online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments.
  • Mentor graduate students and advise doctoral dissertations.
  • Pursue external funding opportunities.
  • Play an integral role in collaborating with colleagues, students, and alumni to maintain a strong program community and identity.
  • Provide leadership and service to the program, department, college, and profession.
  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies or closely related field from an accredited university. ABD candidates can be considered if they will have their degree conferred no later than August 2024.
  • A clearly articulated research focus with a record of peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and external funding, as appropriate to time in field.
  • Experience teaching in online, blended and/or face-to-face settings. Adept at teaching and designing instruction using the principles of universal design, ethical design processes, and a wide variety of learning technologies, inclusive of and considering the needs of diverse and global audiences.
Other Information

The Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-earning assistant professor position.

The ISLT program at FSU is one of the first in the world to offer graduate degrees in the field. The current program offers MS (campus, online), EdD (online), and PhD (campus) degrees as well as several graduate certificates. ISLT has a strong focus on instructional systems design, emerging learning technologies, and performance improvement. We prepare practitioners to analyze complex learning and performance problems and to design, develop, and evaluate appropriate solutions to improve learning and performance. We also prepare scholars to identify and pursue important research questions and conduct rigorous studies on learning and performance. More information about the ISLT program at FSU can be found at

The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences visit:

Contact Info For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Vanessa Dennen (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Florida State University, 3210 Stone Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453.

University Information Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 280 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top programs to over 45,000 students. Consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The Florida State University Athletics Department sponsors 20 teams that honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Collectively, these teams have won 21 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.

Florida State University is located in the capital city of Florida, Tallahassee. Tallahassee boasts a metropolitan area population of nearly 400,000 residents, making it the largest city in the Florida Big Bend and Florida Panhandle region, and the main center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions. Over 70,000 college students make Tallahassee their home, and they enroll either at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, or Tallahassee Community College. Known for its beautiful canopy roads, excellent K-12 schools, abundant sunshine, and mild winters, Tallahassee is the site of the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor's Mansion, and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. Tallahassee is also home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers. In 2015, Tallahassee was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League for the second time.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Applicants should also include a letter of application detailing research experience and interests, names of three references with contact information, and statement of teaching interests.

Review of candidates will begin 11/1/2023 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), 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.

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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.

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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.

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