Employment details for position 37337

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, K-12 STEM Education

Position Number: 37337

Department/Program/Position Information

The School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, a large academic unit within the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida, is seeking an innovative and energetic scholar and teacher to join the faculty as an Assistant or Associate Professor as we continue to develop a powerful K-12 STEM Education program. Primary responsibilities will be to work with students and colleagues in the School and across the College and university to conduct research into teaching and learning in STEM, to teach mathematics and/or science education courses (and other general education courses, as needed), and to work with program faculty to develop/refine STEM education curriculum.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a research agenda that involves work in the field, and that includes experience securing external funding to support program and research initiatives. Our new colleague will also have the opportunity to advise graduate students, serve on departmental and college committees, and perform other duties as assigned, which may include supervision of student teachers. This position is an Orlando campus, tenure-earning, full-time, nine-month appointment with benefits. In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.


Minimum qualifications for consideration include a doctorate in mathematics education, science education or a closely related field from an accredited institution by time of hire, with at least three years teaching experience at the K-12 level.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated successful experience working with students in K-12 formal and/or informal settings and creating interdisciplinary partnerships.  Preference also will be given to candidates that have an understanding of STEM education initiatives, STEM teacher preparation and Common Core State Standards, have a focus on pedagogical knowledge for teaching in STEM related areas, experience in applying for external funding, a demonstrated research agenda related to K-12 STEM education or a closely related area and who could contribute to established STEM related programs, including the Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy, TeachLivE, and educational robotics with unique student populations, including critically or terminally ill youth.

Correspondence Information

Application Process: Applicants apply through the UCF Online Recruitment System and submit all supporting documents via that system. Please complete the Faculty Applicant Affirmation form on the UCF Online Recruitment System (www.jobswithucf.com). In addition to that form, applicants must submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references relevant to the position, copy of graduate transcript* (all of which must be submitted via the UCF Online Recruitment System). *The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to:
Dr. Maria Cox, Search Committee, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education and Human Performance, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1250
maria.cox@ucf.edu (407) 823-1763

Salary Range

Application Deadline
Open until filled

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University Information

The University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university, providing the academic core for central Florida. The multi-campus university enrolls approximately 61,200 students and is the fastest growing university in Florida. The main campus is located in northeastern Orlando, a growing diverse community of nearly 2 million people. Regional campuses are located in Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Brevard, and Lake Counties, with many additional sites in the central Florida region. UCF provides academic leadership for the central Florida region through strategic partnerships with public and private sector organizations and corporations. It also has met all of the criteria for the Carnegie classification of RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels.

The College of Education and Human Performance employs about 125 full-time faculty members serving approximately 5,700 students in 12 undergraduate programs and 25 graduate programs. The College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.