As an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, the successful
candidate will teach doctoral and master level courses, for both
Pk-12 and higher education concentrations, will be involved in
course and curriculum development, will work effectively with
diverse populations of students, colleagues, and members of the
community, and will serve on Ed.D. dissertation committees.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university
dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty
are expected to be excellent teachers; be responsive to changing
professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of
instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to
effective use of technology including eLearning and accelerated
instructional programs; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and
provide service to the College, University, and community. Teaching
assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and
maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which
students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that
practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate
expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students
to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently
diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic
and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender
identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural
traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives
to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just
because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our
University stronger. The University community recognizes the
importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these
ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to
apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow
and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Additional Job Description
- Teaches advanced courses in which students learn and apply
research skills in service of schools, colleges and universities,
educational related agencies, and/or non-profit agencies.
- Has a 3-3 course load and serves on dissertation
- Works collegially and actively with other department faculty
and staff on program/curriculum development and program
- Participates in candidate recruitment, information sessions,
interviews, and decision-making.
- Holds regularly published office hours.
- Participates in department, College of Education, and
university activities, meetings, and committees.
- Serves on department, college, and university committees, and
attends general academic meetings, commencements, and other special
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership or
closely related field from a regionally accredited
- Established record of published scholarship and evidence of
quality teaching and meaningful service (in line with a faculty
member at the associate professor rank).
- Evidence of a successful record of teaching diverse students,
including on-going efforts to improve pedagogy and student
outcomes, at the master’s and doctoral levels.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated fluency of the literature and research in both
K-12 and higher education educational leadership.
- Experience with education finance, of organizational
leadership, and of foundations of education (e.g., the history and
philosophy of education), in both Pk-12 and higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Must value continued scholarship and service to the college,
university, community, and profession.
- Experience or commitment to the use of technology in eLearning
& university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within
and outside the University in the development and delivery of
instruction resulting in improved student learning.
- Ability to teach in multiple delivery modalities (i.e.,
face-to-face, hybrid, blendflex, and online) and in accelerated
course delivery serving educational leadership. Previous experience
teaching at the graduate level – the doctoral level in
Appointments will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the
candidate’s experience on a 9-month continuing multi-year
appointment basis available in Spring 2022.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and
retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send
examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so.
Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks,
slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE
RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to
submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become
the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available
for public review upon request.
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however
applications received by November 30, 2021 will receive priority
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.