VACANCY: Asst Professor of Instruction – Elementary Education, University of South Florida

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 04/12/2023
Category: Teacher Education – Elementary

Job ID33857
LocationTampa, FL
Full/Part TimeFull-Time

Posting Details

Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Learning / 1714000

College/Division: College of Education

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience

The candidate for this position will work in the Elementary Education Program in CIL. The Elementary Education Program is a clinically-intensive teacher preparation program with rich school partnerships across local districts. The program prepares preservice teachers for future positions as K-6 classroom teachers. The USF Elementary Education. Program is an award-winning, nationally recognized program for its ability to work with school partners to develop clinically based teacher preparation programs. The Elementary Education Program is committed to the values of inquiry, inclusion, integration, and innovation. Our goal is to prepare elementary educators who are committed to developing socially just, equity-oriented, anti-racist, and anti-biased learning communities who approach their teaching from an inquiry stance. We promote the development of an inquiry stance toward teaching where our students engage in regular, systematic, and intentional study of their practice using multiple forms of data. We are committed to supporting our preservice teachers in utilizing innovative practices, including the use of technology and multimodal instruction, to solve the continued challenges we face in education. Finally, as elementary educators, we feel it is imperative to promote an interdisciplinary approach to integrating content across the curriculum, as well as making ongoing theory to practice and practice to theory connections.


The candidate(s) will work collaboratively with elementary faculty in an innovative, clinically rich, partnership-based teacher preparation program. Responsibilities will include supervision and instructional coaching of interns in clinically based internships, course instruction (e.g., classroom management and instructional planning), collaborating with partnership schools, and providing support to elementary inservice teachers. The position effective date is August 7, 2023 and is a 9-month position.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in elementary education or related field (e.g., curriculum/instruction, teacher education) by August 7, 2023

Three years of successful teaching experience (K-6 setting)

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful experience coaching pre- and/or inservice teachers within the university and/or the elementary classroom.

Successful university teaching experience in elementary and/or teacher education

Demonstrated commitment to social justice, interdisciplinary inquiry, school-university partnerships, community engagement, and/or global impact

Advanced coursework or experience with teaching for social justice and equity

Experience in schools with diverse student populations (e.g., socio-economic, racial, linguistic, geographic (urban/rural), exceptional students)

Experience with the integration of technology and/or online instruction

Experience conducting practice-based research (e.g., teacher inquiry, action research, self-study)

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning (CIL)

The department has programs on the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. CIL houses 8 programs, including elementary education (multi-campus), early childhood education, education (elementary and special education), and content specialties at the secondary level, including mathematics education, science education, social science education, and English education. The department is home to 28 full-time faculty members. Our mission focuses on transforming lives through the promotion of equity, social justice, and improved education for students and communities particularly those that have been underserved. CIL faculty and partners engage in innovative research, expert pedagogical practices, and distinctive community engagement targeted at positively improving the lives of children, families, and adults across diverse educational settings (from CIL Mission).

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 33857

Posting Date: 04/12/2023

Posting End Date: 06/11/2023

Application Process

USF welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have knowledge of and experience with individuals representing diverse backgrounds and cultures. Applications should include a letter describing qualifications for the position in each of the above areas, current vita, unofficial university transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of four professional references. All required documents must be uploaded in one attachment. Position finalists will be required to provide official university transcripts and letters of recommendation from professional references. Letters from references are not required at the time of application. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

Application Deadline

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 5pm EST on April 28, 2023. Applications will be considered until June 11, 2023. For more information about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Randi Latzke at

How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Federal Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

About the College

Home to more than 2,400 students and 125 faculty members, the USF College of Education (COEDU) values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching, and learning. The college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. At a time when the skills and pedagogy of classroom teachers and school administrators are more important than ever, the USF COEDU offers state-of-the-art teacher preparation and collaborative and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Working closely with school district partners across the Tampa Bay region, the College seeks to join with the community to extend proven educational initiatives and discover new ways of preparing lifelong learners. The College faculty engage in innovative, interdisciplinary research addressing some of the greatest challenges facing the education field. Each year, our faculty publish hundreds of scholarly works showcasing our impact in local communities and worldwide. Faculty in the COEDU were awarded over $28 million in internal and external funding in FY 2022. The USF COEDU is in the top 100 (#62 for 2022) in overall rankings for “America’s Best Education Schools.”

The USF College of Education is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni that honors differences, provides equitable opportunities, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We respect and appreciate the diversity of human experiences differentiated by, for example, age, ancestry, circumstance, citizenship, culture, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, language, nationality, political beliefs, race, religion, sexuality, or socioeconomic circumstance.

Work Location

Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.


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