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Visiting Assistant Professor, Education

Apply now Job no: 493419
Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Education
Division: Academic Affairs

Rollins is the best college in Florida, but don't just take our word for it. See what the experts are saying. Explore all of the ways Rollins is top ranked—from our academic excellence and expert faculty to our unparalleled campus and one-of-a-kind study abroad opportunities. 

For the 14th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”! Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?

Position Summary:

The Department of Education at Rollins College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education to serve for a 1-year term, from August 2023 until May 2024. The colleague who is hired for this position will teach courses on literacy practices and ESOL strategies, and must have related qualifications. They will also supervise students' field experiences. The teaching load will be eight courses for the year, which is four courses per semester. There will be no requirement of scholarly production. 

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. Applicants who have taught at the college level and who have supervised interns and student teachers are preferred.

Named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for 14 consecutive years, Rollins is a top-tier private liberal arts institution. Founded in 1885, Rollins was the first recognized college in Florida and is a significant force in the Central Florida community. Rollins has been listed for seven consecutive years on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of “Great Colleges to Work For” and was named the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in the nation by Princeton Review in 2016. Winter Park is a beautiful community nestled within the dynamic Orlando metro area in Central Florida, a region that has recently been ranked #1 in the U.S. for job growth. Cost of living is very reasonable and opportunities for year-round entertainment and outdoor activities are second to none. Beyond the obvious theme park and hospitality focus, the region also has a burgeoning high tech sector including a substantial focus on simulation, and also is a leading market in health care innovation. The Orlando area is a great community for families to put down roots. Click here to learn more about Rollins College!

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

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


  • Prior teaching experience at the college level and who have supervised interns and student teachers.

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 vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Provide three reference names and contact information on application

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

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. 

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