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Assistant Professor in Education and International Development

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Posted Date
Aug 14, 2023

Assistant Professor in Education and International Development



The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) in the College of Education at Florida State University invite applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor position, jointly appointed. We seek a colleague committed to research, mentorship, teaching, and advising. The successful candidate will be expected to advise doctoral students, chair doctoral student dissertation committees, teach graduate courses, contribute to academic service, and define and sustain an innovative and externally funded program of research focused on education and international development.

LSI has a long and distinguished record of engagement in educational research and development in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Founded in 1969, it is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research organizations in the United States, attracting more than $500 million in grants and contracts from 130 funding agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, UNICEF, and the U.S. Department of State. At present, approximately 100 LSI faculty and staff are engaged in more than twenty active projects (approximately $50 million in total funding) in the state of Florida as well as in Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Lebanon, and the Philippines.

ELPS enrolls a sizable population of students in MS, PhD, and online EdD programs. We seek a colleague to teach across these programs, with a particular focus on advising PhD and EdD students from all backgrounds.

We seek a colleague whose research focus, development experience, and regional expertise will complement those of current faculty, build on the distinguished legacy of international development education at Florida State, and enhance our efforts to foster a signature program in international and comparative education poised to meet the development challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. While we welcome applications from candidates with research interests in a variety of education-related areas, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise on basic education in the developing world, including early grades literacy and numeracy, inclusive education, and education in conflict and emergency contexts. The successful candidate will be expected to lead externally funded research and/or development projects in low- and/or middle-income countries.

More information about the Learning Systems Institute can be found at For more information about the College of Education, visit: For more information about the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, visit:



  • Engaging in a well-defined scholarship agenda focused on education and international development;
  • Teaching graduate courses in educational leadership or policy related to international and multicultural education or research methods;
  • Advising graduate students in MS, online EdD, and PhD programs; 
  • Serving on student graduate committees, including chairing EdD and PhD student dissertations;
  • Providing service to the university, the department, the college, and the profession;
  • Developing and submitting grant proposals to potential funding agencies.



  • Earned doctorate in education, education policy, international development, or similar education and/or social science disciplines;
  • Evidence of high-quality scholarship (e.g., recent publications in peer reviewed journals, working papers, recent presentations at national or international conferences);
  • Experience conducting research and/or development projects in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Demonstrated or potential for success in garnering external funding for research.
  • Commitment to and experience with working with students from all backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience with mentorship, in preparation for chairing EdD and PhD student dissertations.



This is a Faculty position.

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

This position is being advertised as open until filled.


Contact Information

Dr. Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Search Committee Chair,

Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator: Stephanie Britt, Learning Systems Institute,, (850) 644-1656

How to Apply

Review of candidates will begin October 1 and will continue until filled.

Interested candidates should submit an online application at

Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a letter of application and the names of three references with contact information.

Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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