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Assistant Professor - Ed.D Program

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

Department of Language, Literacy, Ed.D., Exceptional Education, and Physical Education

The Department is a multi-campus academic unit, with faculty on all three campuses of the University of South Florida. The Department provides undergraduate, graduate, and in-service programs and learning experiences that reflect collaboration with stakeholders, incorporation of professional practice standards, and alignment with state, national, and international standards. The faculty and staff of the Department are committed to preparing lifelong learners who are ready to consider multiple perspectives, embrace diversity, equity, and advocacy, think critically, and make informed, evidence-based decisions.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program prepares practitioner scholars to serve as agents of change in their own institutions for diverse students, groups, and communities through a commitment to equity and social justice. We help prepare graduates to create, launch, and evaluate promising, sustainable change in their own professional settings. The program is open to P-12 and post-secondary educators in both formal and informal educational settings in the private sector, with nonprofits, or other government or service agencies. Courses, practice-based activities, and independent inquiry experiences prepare professional practice leaders to apply specific, appropriate practices to address real problems, generate new knowledge with application to problems of practice, and promote professional education practices in diverse environments. The EdD program has a strong practice-based inquiry component in preparing graduates to bring positive changes in their organizations and communities.

Position: Assistant Professor

The EdD Program faculty seek a colleague who will create and maintain an active program of research appropriate to a research-intensive university as well as teach, mentor, and serve on dissertation in practice committees of practitioner-scholar EdD students. We seek a colleague to join our program faculty in regular discussions and actions related to EdD program development and refinement. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position, effective August 7, 2023.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Education with a specialization appropriate for mentoring practitioner scholars in the Ed.D. program by the time of appointment; Familiarity or experience with advising Ed.D. students in developing dissertations-in-practice; Evidence of clear potential for publications with a focused research agenda in education; Evidence of commitment to educational and social equity as demonstrated in scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and service; Evidence of successful experiences and the ability to work with an inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of consistent research publications in highly competitive, peer-reviewed outlets within education; Grant acquisition potential or accomplishment as appropriate to one’s field and rank; Familiarity with projects that use improvement science methodology; Evidence of successful teaching and mentoring experience in graduate and/or doctoral practice-based courses related to developing practitioner-scholars in Ed.D. programs; Experience with the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED).

Application Process:

USF welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have knowledge of and experience with individuals representing diverse backgrounds and cultures. Applications should include a letter describing qualifications for the position in each of the above areas, current vita, unofficial university transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of four professional references. All required documents must be uploaded in one attachment. Position finalists will be required to provide official university transcripts and letters of recommendation from professional references. Letters from references are not required at the time of application. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. Please specify Position 11446 on all submitted documents.

Application Deadline:

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday February 24, 2023. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Sarah Kiefer, Search Committee Chair, at

About the College:

Home to more than 2,400 students and 125 faculty members, the University of South Florida College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching, and learning. The college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. At a time when the skills and pedagogy of classroom teachers and school administrators are more important than ever, the USF College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher preparation and collaborative and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Working closely with school district partners across the Tampa Bay region, the College seeks to join with the community to extend proven educational initiatives and discover new ways of preparing life-long learners. The College faculty engage in innovative, interdisciplinary research addressing some of the greatest challenges facing the education field. Each year, our faculty publish hundreds of scholarly works showcasing our impact in local communities and throughout the world. Faculty in the College of Education were awarded over $28 million in internal and external funding in FY 2022. The USF College of Education is in the top 100 (#62 for 2022) in overall rankings for "America's Best Education Schools." 

The USF College of Education is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni that honors differences, provides equitable opportunities, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We respect and appreciate the diversity of human experiences differentiated by, for example, age, ancestry, circumstance, citizenship, culture, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, language, nationality, political beliefs, race, religion, sexuality, or socioeconomic circumstances.

About USF:

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. 

Working at USF:

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. 




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