Assistant Teaching (Clinical) Faculty in Special Education

Florida State University in Florida

Deadline August 31, 2014
Date Posted June 4, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Department and Job Information:

School of Teacher Education (STE). The School of Teacher Education at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position to start in January 2015. The position will involve program coordination (including preparation of external and internal accreditation reports), teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, field experience/student teaching supervision, and administrative service.



Responsibilities for the position include (1) providing leadership in coordinating the special education programs, (2) delivering instruction, advising, and field supervision in the School of Teacher Education at the undergraduate and graduate level, (3) forming and maintaining relationships with district/school level administrators and teachers, (4) collaborating with other faculty to ensure coordination between course and fieldwork experiences, and (5) participating in service or civic engagement activities at the department, college, university, and professional organization levels.



This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the assistant teaching faculty rank, with possible summer employment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experiences.



Candidates must have (1) an earned doctorate in special education (or a related field; doctoral candidates who will complete their degree prior to the start date will be considered), and (2) at least 3 years of successful teaching experience serving students with disabilities at the preschool, elementary, and/or secondary level.  Candidates for this position should demonstrate a strong commitment to teacher preparation, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and program and curriculum development. Prior teaching and/or supervision experience in higher education is desirable. Applicants with expertise and interest in teacher preparation and access to the general education curriculum are encouraged to apply.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Florida State University is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and rules and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.


How to Apply:

If qualified and interested in this position, apply to The Florida State University at


Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, including all education details and an attached vita.  In addition to the online application, please submit a letter of application, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae to our application coordinator:  Ms. Amy McKnight, Administrative Specialist, School of Teacher Education, G112 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4459.  These materials may also be sent electronically to


Screening of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for applying is August 31, 2014. Transcripts, work samples, and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for a campus interview.


Contact Information:

For inquiries, please contact Kelly Whalon, Search Committee Chair, at 850-644-8416 or

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at