Stetson University - DeLand, FL

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Stetson University seeks a broadly prepared and experienced educational leader for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track appointment as visiting assistant or associate professor. We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar with a proven track record of innovative leadership in K-12 education with a focus on reading/literacy education. He or she must be able to teach core courses in both our undergraduate and graduate programs while participating energetically in the rapidly changing field of teacher and educational leader preparation. We especially seek a faculty colleague who can deepen our programs signature emphasis on preparing teachers in the critical dimensions of class, gender, and culture in 21st-century K-12 education. He or she must also be able to draw on the strengths of the Universitys academic program in the liberal arts and sciences, business, law, and counseling.


The candidate will have 1) earned doctorate from an accredited university in Reading Education or a related field; 2) minimum 3 years teaching experience in K-12 setting; 3) proficiency in teaching with technology; 4) credential to teach ESOL-infused courses; and, 5) excellent communication skills. Experience as a reading specialist is desirable. Experience in teaching at the college level is also highly desirable.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Reading Education and other related areas according to expertise; supervise internships and practica; assist with state and NCATE certification requirements; take an active role in partnerships with school systems; and coordinate the cohort-based graduate reading program.

For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website:


Stetsons Department of Education is an NCATE accredited program with a strong record and long history of preparing teachers and educational leaders in undergraduate and graduate programs on our DeLand campus and at our graduate center in Celebration, near Orlando. For additional information about the Department and the University, please see our webpage:


Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( ) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetsons teacher-scholar faculty works with 3,800 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Universitys historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,500 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Floridas first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading, Education, Counseling, and English. Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning. Working closely with faculty, staff, and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Stetsons academic program prepares and inspires students to dare to be significantâ„¢, realizing 21st century learning goals that will foster their ability and commitment to make a difference in the world. We seek faculty who themselves dare to be significant; think across disciplinary, methodological, and social boundaries; exercise pedagogical creativity and adaptability (including the use of technology to enrich and extend learning); and are passionate lifelong learners.

Stetson values the development of the whole person committed to engaging and building lifelong connections with the larger world through Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, and Global Citizenship. To that end, the University fosters policies, practices, and modes of inquiry to support and explore these values areas, integrated in a University-wide commitment to personal and social responsibility. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.


DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.


August 15, 2013

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