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Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salary - Multiple Openings (Honors Program)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Anticipated Salary Range: High $60,000’s, commensurate with education and experience.

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Department: Honors Program


The Florida State University Honors Program seeks two dynamic educators to join our Core Faculty starting in the Fall 2024 semester. The successful candidates for these positions will have the opportunity to design and teach Honors Signature Courses which are small, interactive courses which introduce students to topics that push thematic and disciplinary boundaries. These courses, available exclusively to students in the University Honors Program, and the dedicated faculty who teach them, are critical to the continuing growth and success of the program. The teaching load is 4-4-2 over a 12-month contract and all courses in the University Honors Program are capped at 19 or 24 students. Semesters with a four-course load typically consist of teaching two sections each of two unique courses. Summer semesters may include the opportunity to teach abroad. Contracts are renewable and Specialized Teaching Faculty I are eligible for promotion to Specialized Teaching Faculty II after five years of meritorious performance which includes an increased contract length and promotion raise. Each Honors Core Faculty member receives a yearly $2500 professional development stipend and has the opportunity to apply for Professional Development Leave for every three years of service. Competitive candidates are passionate teachers who have experience designing courses for motivated and engaged learners. The University Honors Program serves students from all majors and backgrounds and ideal candidates will be able to design and teach courses with interdisciplinary appeal. The University Honors Program also provides support for co-curricular programming and encourages faculty and students to position themselves as intellectual innovators within a thriving university community. We welcome applications from all fields and specializations which complement existing program strengths. Vitae of current Honors Core Faculty can be found here


• Ph.D. or other terminal degree in discipline 
• At least one year of teaching experience in higher education after the completion of a terminal degree.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching in an Honors program or college
• Demonstrated ability to create and teach interdisciplinary courses which push thematic and disciplinary boundaries and appeal to a diverse range of students.

Contact Info

Please direct any questions regarding the position to Dr. Michael Furman, chair of the search committee

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!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

High $60,000’s, commensurate with education and experience.

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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.

For full consideration, please submit the following materials by January 16th, 2024: 
• Cover Letter which details your ability to contribute to the program
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy (two pages maximum)
• Course descriptions and reading selections for three courses that you might offer as Honors Signature Courses (two pages total maximum)
• Names and contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists) 
• Note: Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a syllabus for a current course prior to interview.


This is a Faculty position.

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

This is a 12 month Teaching Faculty I position. Promotion criteria is outlined in the department bylaws. 

The anticipated start date is Fall 2024. 

Two positions available. 

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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