Teaching Faculty I in Visual Disabilities (12 Month)

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



The Visual Disabilities program in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University invite applications for an instructional position at the rank of Teaching Faculty I in Visual Disabilities. We seek a colleague to support the Visual Disabilities program in its commitment to preparing high-quality professionals to provide services to individuals with visual impairments as teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists.


The College of Education, the School of Teacher Education, and the Visual Disabilities program strive to develop a deep understanding of, and respect for, diversity among students and colleagues. Our goal is to prepare teaching professionals who not only transform the lives of their students, but also seek to improve their schools, communities, academic disciplines, and professions. For information about the College of Education, visit: education.fsu.edu. For more information about the program, visit education.fsu.edu/visual-disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf 



  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Disabilities
  • Serve on student graduate committees
  • Coordinate the Orientation and Mobility Specialization, including but not limited to: (a) advising and mentoring, (b) coordinating field experiences (i.e., practicum and internship), (c) supervising field experiences (i.e., practicum and internship), (d) actively participating in recruitment efforts. Provide service to schools, the University, Department, College, and the profession. Grow and support existing partnerships/relationships with regional providers of services to individuals with visual impairments and national colleagues. Prepare grant proposals to potential funding agencies.



  • Earned doctorate in visual disabilities, special education, or a related field.
  • ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility (COMS).
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and experience with working with diverse student populations.
  • Three years experience as an orientation and mobility specialist.



  • Successful grant management and writing
  • K-12 certification as a teacher of students with visual impairments
  • Experience as a teacher of students with visual impairments
  • Experience mentoring pre-service and in-service orientation and mobility specialists
  • Experience teaching orientation and mobility methods courses
  • Experience teaching visual disabilities methods courses


Contact Info

Dr. Eileen Bischof 



Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.


Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


How To Apply

If qualified and interested, apply to job opening 48354 at Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.


Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until filled.


Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applications should also include work history and all education details (if applicable), even if attaching résumé. Applicants should also include a letter of application, names of three references with contact information, and a statement of teaching interests that includes a philosophy of preparing O&M specialists.


Transcripts and three written letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for a campus interview.


Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.


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