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Teachers, Schools, and Society Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Florida

Teachers, Schools, and Society Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

Job No: 528642
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department: 18050000 - ED-STL SCHL-TEACH / LEARN

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Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a Clinical Assistant or Clinical 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: the social foundations of education; 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 this faculty position is expected to teach and advise undergraduate students in our Educational Sciences undergraduate major and graduate students in our 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 2024.

  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and online) undergraduate courses in Social Foundations of Education and professional practice doctoral courses in Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • Advise undergraduate students in the Educational Sciences major program
  • Advise graduate students in the online professional practice doctorate (Ed.D.)
  • Participate in program development and continuous improvement
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and profession
  • Conduct scholarly activities commensurate with expectations of a clinical faculty member

  • ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1906, the College of Education at the University of Florida has consistently earned national recognition for its excellence. The college has secured rankings of either #1 or #2 for Online Graduate Education over the past eight years. The college is ranked 10th for graduate education among public colleges of education in the U.S. News & World Report. Impressively, the college boasts four academic programs within the top 20 of the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (4th), Special Education (4th), Elementary Education (17th) and Secondary Education (20th). Notably, the Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program received the 2020 Program of the Year accolade from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

    The college has a global reach with more than 35,000 UF “EduGator” alumni spread across the world. Stay connected through social media, search “UF College of Education” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, X and YouTube.

    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. Furthermore, UF is #1 nationally for online undergraduate education. National recognition such as being named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Student from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and ranking 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. Most recently, UF was named a “5-star college” by Money magazine's “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

    ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a vibrant college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools and other amenities. 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 Social Foundations of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or closely related field
  • Record of excellence in teaching in K-12 and/or higher education contexts
  • Demonstrated academic commitment to matters concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or socially-just practices in education
  • 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 contribute positively 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 in-person and 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 528642, position 00040276. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to search chair Dr. Sevan Terzian ( To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by November 10, 2023. 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 selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews are open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Final candidates will be required to provide an 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 outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required:

    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit

    The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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