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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education - Foundations and Clinical Practice

University of North Florida
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Education & Human Services at the University of North Florida (UNF) is seeking applications for an innovative assistant professor with expertise in the clinical preparation of teachersThis person will work with undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, supervise pre-intern and internship candidates, serve on and possibly chair dissertation committees, assist in the development of a clinically-based education program, and other instructional duties (determined in accordance with the needs of the Department and the College and the faculty’s areas of expertise). This faculty member will join an interdisciplinary team promoting clinically based teacher preparation with local school district partners. Active participation in research and scholarship within teacher education and or foundations in teacher education, resulting in reputable peer-reviewed publications and presentations, is expected. Involvement in relevant professional service at the local, regional, and/or national level is also expected. 

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.    The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.   Job Function:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation courses: 
  • Collaborate with local teachers in schools who mentor preservice teachers;
  • Maintain an active research agenda in teacher education and/or foundations of teacher education and publish and present in scholarly peer-reviewed journals and conferences;
  • Seek external funding in support of scholarly activity in teacher education;
  • Serve on and potentially chair doctoral dissertation committees in the Ed.D: C&I or Ed.D: Leadership programs;
  • Participate in program development and accreditation processes;
  • Serve on faculty committees at the department, college, and university levels;
  • Provide service within the University, to state and local educational agencies, and to relevant professional organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by the start date in Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education or field related to teaching and learning;
  • At least three years of successful teaching experience in P-12 classrooms;
  • Established research agenda in clinical preparation teacher education or related foundations of education topics; 
  • Commitment to maintaining a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and in work with preservice and in-service teachers, colleagues, and other stakeholders;
  • Commitment to mentor and coach teacher candidates; 
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative; and
  • Evidence of successful experience working with adult learners. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience seeking and working external funding to support research, service, and/or teacher professional development activities;
  • Successful experience with mentoring teacher candidates during clinical experiences and internships;
  • Familiarity with state-level and CAEP accreditation standards, policies, and procedures;
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships for university-school partnerships; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with instructional technologies to support grades K-12 instruction and course design at the university level. 
Applicants must complete an online application in OASys at and must upload all required documents to be considered for this position. Applicants must include list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references in their application (letters to be provided if hired). 
Supplemental documents include:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • **Foreign Passport (all pages, even blank)
  • **DS-160


**REQUIRED if the applicant answers ’Yes" to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review section of the application.

Once you finalize your completed application and have submitted the required documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for this position for your records. If you have any questions about the university or the search process contact Julie Van Laere at 904-620-1744. If you have any questions about the position itself, contact Rebecca Burns at  Applicants who do not apply on-line or do not upload all the required documentation will not be considered for this position.
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