Teaching Faculty I, Educational Leadership & Admin

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Teaching Faculty I in Educational Leadership and Administration



The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) at Florida State University is seeking a Specialized Teaching faculty (non-tenure track) for the online specialist, master’s and modified programs in Educational Leadership and Administration that lead to Florida Educational Leadership certification. The faculty member will hold a twelve-month contract, teaching four courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters and two courses during the Summer semester.

The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of school leaders, joining the faculty in a department and college committed to reshaping the field and preparing leaders who are uniquely effective for improving education and learning. Our online program emphasizes strong academic training, practical application of content, and connections with field experts as evidenced by our students’ success on the Florida Educational Leadership Examination – ranked first in the state. Program objectives are research- and theory-based, aligned with state leadership standards and developed in collaboration between practitioners and faculty of the department. Students graduating from the program serve as formal and informal leaders in schools and districts throughout the state. More information about the program is available at education.fsu.edu/eda.



  • Teaching four online courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two courses during the Summer term with a course reduction possible if paired with administrative duties.
  • Contributing to the development and revision of courses taught in the program in
  • accordance to state approved program criteria.
  • Advising students within assigned courses.



  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy/Administration
  • Formal leadership experience in K-12 educational settings
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an online/classroom teacher, working with students of varying backgrounds
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarship in the field



  • Knowledge and experience in learning management systems and online teaching pedagogy


Contact Information:

Christopher Small, Search Committee Chair

Director of Online Educational Leadership and Administration



How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit an online application at http://www.jobs.fsu.edu.


Review of candidates will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.


Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, provide all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also submit a letter of interest, transcripts, references with contact information, statement of leadership, and statement of teaching philosophy.


Transcripts will be required of candidates to be selected for an interview.


Request Letters of Reference:

This position requires that you have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf that speak to your leadership and teaching background. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:


After submitting your application, click the Careers Link;

Click the My References Link;

Click Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and

Follow the steps on the page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.


You may also return to the My References link and click on “Send/View Reference Request” to see if your references have responded, add additional reference, or resend requests. 


Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator:


Johanna Petty, Sr. Administrative Specialist

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies




Equal Employment Opportunity:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Posted: 09/10/2021