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Assistant Professor, Education

Apply now Job no: 493399
Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Education
Division: Academic Affairs


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Position Summary:

The Department of Education at Rollins College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education beginning in August 2023. The colleague who is hired for this position will teach courses on curriculum development, instructional strategies, and classroom management in elementary and secondary schools. The courses are infused with teaching about literacy practices and ESOL strategies. They will also supervise students' field experiences and teach at least one course a year in the college-wide foundations program. Expertise in teaching content methods courses (e.g., Teaching Social Studies) may be considered. The teaching load will be six courses annually, which is typically three courses per semester.

Our mission, in line with Rollins College, is to educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership. We look for someone who has experience working in diverse educational environments because we have a program for paraprofessionals who work in low-income schools, and we have a commitment to serve marginalized communities. The department also maintains a strong global focus and we encourage candidates with an interest in international education to apply. Applicants who have taught at the college level, have supervised interns and student teachers, and have substantial knowledge of K-12 literacy and ESOL are preferred.

In addition, scholarly publication and service to the profession, the college, and the department are required. All fulltime faculty members advise students and take leadership roles in the department. The department maintains a collegial, supportive environment for our students and our own interactions. There is an expectation that the person hired for this position will serve on college­wide committees at an appropriate time.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Doctorate in an education field
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and to our liberal arts mission
  • Ability to publish scholarly work
  • At least 3 years of successful teaching experience in public elementary schools

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community, and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly pursuits
  4. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

**Preference will be given to applications received by January 16, 2023. Screening of applications will begin January 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. H. James McLaughlin
Department Chair

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Benefits &

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

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