Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (tenure track)

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (tenure track)

Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

College of Education, Florida State University



The Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in the College of Education at Florida State University (FSU) is seeking qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT). 


The ISLT program at FSU is one of the first in the world to offer graduate degrees in instructional systems and continues to rank among the very best in the field. The program currently offers MS, EdD, and PhD 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 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; and
  • Provide service to the program, department, college, and profession.



Candidates for this position are required to have an earned doctorate in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies or a closely related field from an accredited university. ABD candidates may be considered only if they will have their degree conferred no later than Summer 2021. The successful candidate should have a clearly articulated research focus with a record of publications, presentations, and funding, as appropriate to time in the field. 



Preference will be given to candidates with experience:

  • teaching in online, face-to-face, and/or blended learning settings;
  • designing learning and performance solutions using a wide variety of technologies; 
  • working with a diverse and international student body.


Preferred candidates should also have: 

  • knowledge and skill to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: instructional systems design, performance improvement, learning analytics, program evaluation, and needs assessment; 
  • a demonstrated commitment to equity, ethics, and social justice.

Other Information:

Classified by the Carnegie Commission as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity”, FSU offers 341 degree programs for approximately 42,000 students and has more than 2,400 faculty, including 6 Nobel Laureates. U.S. News and World Report ranked FSU as 19th among 209 public universities nationally, and FSU is designated as a “preeminent state university” in the State of Florida. 


Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and a mild winter climate.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit an online application at Review of candidates will begin 11/30/20 and continue until a successful applicant is identified. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible. 


Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a cover letter detailing how they meet the required and preferred qualifications, a sample publication, names of three references with contact information, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. 


Transcripts, work samples, and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected as finalists.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


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

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


Contact Information:


Vanessa Dennen, Ph.D.

Professor & Program Coordinator


Fengfeng Ke, Ph.D.



Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies

Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems 

Florida State University

1114 W. Call Street, 3210 Stone Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453


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