Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies

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Work type: Faculty Admin Title
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Executive/Director/Management
Department:18080000 - ED-SPED SPECIAL EDUCATION

Classification Title:

School Director

Job Description:

The UF College of Education (COE) invites applications for the Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS). The College seeks an engaged, visionary, and collaborative faculty member to provide leadership and administration to assist their School in achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. This is a faculty position with administrative responsibilities reporting to the COE Dean.

This position is a nine-month appointment that includes a .66 FTE assignment during the summer period and an administrative stipend. The start date and term of each appointment will be negotiated with the Dean.

Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Only current permanent faculty at UF can apply (OPS, Post-Docs, Adjuncts, Interim, Courtesy or Visiting faculty are NOT eligible to apply.)

Must possess a Doctorate degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in/with the College of Education
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and to integrate the views of others in decisions and in the context of shared governance
  • Commitment to securing external funding and support for program maintenance and development
  • Successful relevant administrative experience (e.g., coordinator of an academic program; director of a program, sizable grant, or center/institute, director of a department or school)
  • Ability to organize large-scale projects and complete complex projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to promote inclusion, diversity, and cultural competence
  • Ability to provide mentoring to guide the professional agendas of the School’s faculty
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of the larger COE administrative team.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should be submitted via the HR website at: Please reference requisition number: 521496. Applicants should upload: (a) a CV and (b) letter of interest describing relevant experiences, attributes, qualifications, and vision for the unit. This is internal recruitment, open only to current University of Florida employees.

Questions about the position should be directed to Thomasenia Adams at, 352.273.4116. Review of applications begins on May 16, 2022; however, applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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