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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department:18010100 - ED-DN OFFICE-GENERAL

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Job Description:

The University of Florida CS Everyone Center for Computer Science Education is accepting applications for a Research Scientist (RS) to lead research and development on Computer Science (CS) teacher preparation in collaboration with Center’s faculty and staff. This is a 12-month, time-limited, non-tenure accruing appointment for a minimum of 1 year pending funding.

The CS Everyone Center for Computer Science Education (“CS Everyone Center”) is housed at the University of Florida in the College of Education. It is an interdisciplinary center founded upon the belief that all K-12 students deserve access to Computer Science (CS)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) education. CS Everyone Center focuses on three broad areas:

  1. Availability of CS/AI Education: Multiple entry points to CS/AI education including teacher preparation courses, CS certification teacher exam preparation, microcredentials, and integration of CS/AI education into teacher preparation courses
  2. Expansion of CS/AI Education: National engagement and collaboration to support scalability of CS/AI education including development of online communities of practice and state and school district support, professional development, and engagement of a broad range of stakeholders for K-12 CS/AI implementation; and
  3. Research and Development in CS/AI Education: Develop technological innovations and advance understanding of research-based practices that promote access and inclusion of all learners in K-12 CS/AI education.

Job expectations: 

Works collaboratively with CS Everyone faculty and staff to:

  • Lead research and development on Computer Science (CS) teacher preparation in collaboration with Center’s faculty and staff. 
  • Ensures that appropriate metrics and processes are in place to measure project performance and progress towards the stated objectives.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants.
  • Ensure that program implementation actions are completed at various levels and across various teams to achieve desired results
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert in CS Education teacher preparation

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 competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree in Computer Science Education, educational technology, or related field
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in K-12 CS education including professional development, teaching, or other similar experiences. 
  • Experience with writing and managing externally funded projects
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience
  • Agility in making and following up on strategic decisions
  • Ability to plan for long-term sustainability
  • Experience with teaching CS education to preservice and/or in-service teachers
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team structure; ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks concurrently
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida’s employment website If you need any technical assistance, please contact Human Resources at 352-392-2477. Please provide: (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) artifacts requested under Requirements (e.g., publications, digital artifacts in the cloud or on physical media), and (4) email addresses and phone numbers from three colleagues who will be contacted to provide references. Applicants should reference requisition 80336, position number 00037016. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Search Chair, Dr. Pasha Maya Israel, at Review of candidates will begin April 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

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

Health Assessment Required: No


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