Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track Professor of School Psychology

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department:18080000 - ED-SPED SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Job Description:

The University of Florida is currently accepting applications for two tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors of School Psychology. Applicants should be highly promising or established scholars with strong methodological skills; a record of, or strong potential for, procuring external funding; and the ability and drive to network with others in studying complex societal problems.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to maintain a well-developed, systematic line of research, obtain external funding, supervise graduate student research and field-based experiences, and teach graduate courses in an APA-accredited and CAEP/NASP-approved School Psychology Program. Specific areas of research and teaching specialization are open but preferably complement research of current college and/or center faculty. Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in school psychology or a closely related field, preferably from an APA-accredited program. Candidates with experience with children and youth in educational settings and eligibility for certification and/or licensure in Florida are preferred.

Both 9-month faculty appointments will begin in August 2024 and include the possibility of summer employment. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position provides a negotiable start-up package to ensure faculty are able to be successful. The School Psychology Program is housed within the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies. The school’s faculty and three associated centers are national leaders in generating more than $40 million in funded projects providing excellent opportunities for collaboration and support for research and scholarly productivity. Within the school, the school psychology program is closely affiliated with a new multi-disciplinary center, the UF Prevention and Intervention Network (PIN) for Youth, Families, Schools and Communities. PIN’s mission is to promote the healthy development and well-being of youth through prevention and intervention research and engagement. The center was established in the College of Education in 2022 and currently includes approximately 15 faculty, staff, and students dedicated to becoming a primary, reliable resource for prevention and intervention science as it relates to children and youth’s social, physical, mental, and educational well-being. PIN currently manages seven externally funded grants and contracts totaling more than $20 million from multiple agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minoritized groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1906, the College of Education at the University of Florida has consistently earned national recognition for its excellence. The college has secured rankings of either #1 or #2   for Online Graduate Education over the past eight years. The college is ranked 10th for graduate education among public colleges of education in the U.S. News & World Report. Impressively, the college boasts four academic programs within the top 20 of the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (4th), Special Education (4th), Elementary Education (17th) and Secondary Education (20th). Notably, the Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program received the 2020 Program of the Year accolade from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

The college has a global reach with more than 35,000 UF “EduGator” alumni spread across the world. Stay connected through social media, search “UF College of Education” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, X and YouTube.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 5th among public universities. Furthermore, UF is #1 nationally for online undergraduate education. National recognition such as being named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Student from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and ranking 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. Most recently, UF was named a “5-star college” by Money magazine’s “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a vibrant college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools and other amenities. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our college and university to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:
  • An earned doctorate in school psychology or a closely related field.
  • A strong record of or potential for: (a) research and scholarly writing; (b) success in seeking, securing and/or administering external grants or contracts as related to rank; (c) evidence of successful teaching at the university level; (d) mentoring doctoral students, post-doctoral associates, or junior colleagues; (e) transdisciplinary scientific collaborations; and (f) service and outreach to the school psychology community (or closely related field).
  • Commitment to supporting and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida’s employment website If technical assistance is needed, please contact Human resources at (352) 392-2477. Complete applications include: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae or résumé, (3) contact information for three references, who after further review will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

Applicants should reference requisition 528416, position numbers 00038862 & 00040240. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Drs. Joni Splett ( or Christopher Anthony (, Search Committee Co-Chairs. Review of candidates will begin October 4, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 1, 2023. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews are open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Final candidates will be required to provide an 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 outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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