Emerging Technologies & Learning Open Rank and Assistant-Associate Faculty Position

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department:18010000 - ED-DN OFFICE

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Job Description:

The College of Education at the University of Florida seeks two scholars in advanced and emerging learning technologies, artificial intelligence in education, XR/VR, and/or technology-enhanced learning accessibility.. These positions will be part of the recently formed Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies (IALT; https://ialt.education.ufl.edu/). Specifically, we are searching for one open rank tenure-track faculty and one assistant-associate tenure-track faculty. Both positions are 9-month appointments. Anticipated start date is August, 2024 but could be negotiable.

IALT faculty develop, assess, and disseminate innovative advanced learning technologies for deployment in educational, workforce/professional development, and/or other formal and informal learning settings. IALT faculty have the opportunity to collaborate with talented colleagues across UF and beyond, including but not limited to: Computer & Information Science &  Engineering, Digital Worlds Institute, McKnight Brain Institute, Neuroscience, Psychology/Cognitive Sciences, Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum of Art and UF Online.

Aligned with our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, IALT faculty members may be housed in any one of the three schools in our College: (1) School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, (2) School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies or (3) School of Teaching and Learning.

Potential areas of expertise and scholarship include:

  • Artificial intelligence in education research and development for learning in a variety of settings
  • Research and development of innovative/emerging/advanced learning technologies and systems
  • Learning/cognitive sciences associated with technologies
  • XR/VR research and development for learning in a variety of settings
  • Assistive technologies and accessibility for people with learning differences
  • Methodological or policy-related innovations
  • Other innovative areas of inquiry related to emerging learning technologies


  • Conduct scholarly activities commensurate with expectations of tenure-track faculty at an AAU research-intensive university
  • Publish in respected refereed scholarly journals salient to the candidate’s line of research
  • Vigorously pursue external funding to enhance research activities
  • Advise, engage, and mentor graduate students in research and teaching activities
  • Teach courses (face-to-face, blended, and/or online)
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession

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.


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. 


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:
  • Doctorate or ABD in relevant academic discipline
  • Expertise in one or more of the areas mentioned above
  • Record of scholarship as demonstrated through publications and presentations at national conferences (commensurate with experience)
  • Evidence of grant-seeking activities
  • Record of relevant teaching experience with diverse populations (commensurate with experience)
  • Ability to positively contribute to national visibility, reputation, and success of IALT and the College
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environments
  • Evidence of collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders
  • Active engagement with professional organizations
  • Strong knowledge of research methods
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of securing and successfully managing externally-funded projects
  • Evidence of effectively mentoring students
  • Experience in teaching blended and online classes as well as face-to-face classes
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in interdisciplinary R&D teams
  • Technical skills related to relevant area of expertise (e.g., Python, C++, Java, Unity, R, NLP etc.)
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida’s employment website https://jobs.ufl.edu. 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) a sample publication aligned with the position, (4) contact information (including email addresses) 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 528606, position numbers 00037437 & 00034007. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Pasha Antonenko (p.antonenko@coe.ufl.edu) or Dr. Kara Dawson (dawson@coe.ufl.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs. Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 25, 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 http://www.naces.org.

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

Health Assessment Required: No


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