Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department:18070000 - ED-SHDOSE-SCHL OF HUM DEV&ORG

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The University of Florida College of Education invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy to join the Educational Leadership & Policy program area in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education. The Educational Leadership & Policy program is one of the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in education administration and the number 3 program nationally in online graduate education in education administration. From practice and leadership to research and policy, the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Florida prepares leaders to shape the future of K-12 education and researchers to inform policy and practice The Educational Leadership & Policy program includes PhD, EdD, EdS, and MEd degree programs as well as a graduate concentration in education policy.

Through this search, we seek a dynamic colleague who will contribute to this mission through exemplary teaching, mentoring, service, and scholarship, broadly defined. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to effective preparation of future educational leaders through evidence of effective leadership and instructional success. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship include a focus on leadership development, principal preparation, and innovation in educational leadership and policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and mentor students in our nationally recognized online MEd program, which leads to eligibility for Florida Level 1 administrator certification and may also contribute to teaching in master’s, specialist, doctoral programs on-campus and online.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty whose research and teaching are nationally renowned. The successful candidate will have opportunities to affiliate with campus partners including UF’s Education Policy Research Center ( and the Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative.

More information on UF’s Educational Leadership & Policy program can be found at:

This 12-month non-tenure accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2024 and is based on the Gainesville, FL campus. The position will be for an initial three-year term with continued renewal contingent on program enrollment and institutional funding. The position’s primary assignment is full-time teaching across fall, spring, and summer terms; service and administrative opportunities are possible.


  • Teach courses at the master’s and specialist level (with possibility of doctoral teaching) through online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities (the equivalent of 4 courses a semester for fall and spring, and 2 courses in the summer)
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:
  • An earned doctorate in education leadership/administration & policy or a closely related field awarded by the time of hire
  • A track record of successful leadership in PK-12 educational organizations
  • Successful experience teaching and/or providing professional development to adult learners
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience with online or hybrid instruction as an instructor
  • Demonstrated track record of research productivity in educational leadership and policy or related field
  • Familiarity with Florida Educational Leadership Standards and/or National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse settings and populations
  • Proven ability to ground teaching and/or scholarship in evidence-based practices
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please visit and reference requisition Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications and interest in the position and research interests; a statement addressing leadership philosophy and teaching philosophy; the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted after initial screening; and a current CV. Review of candidates will begin on May 8th and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. F. Chris Curran (, search committee chair and head of the Educational Leadership & Policy program.

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/affirmative action employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission. 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.

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

Health Assessment Required: No


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