Teaching Faculty Educational Leadership and Administration - Florida State University

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 nine-month contract, teaching four classes in each fall and spring semesters. There may also be opportunities available for teaching in summer sessions as well.

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 classes in the Fall and Spring terms with a course reduction possible if paired with administrative duties. Opportunities for summer teaching might also be available.
  • Assisting in the development and coordination of classes taught in the program
  • Building capacity and partnerships with school districts in Florida
  • Coordinating administrative duties if applicable


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

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an online application at jobs.fsu.edu. Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2019 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, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a cover letter, names of three references with contact information, and a statement of leadership and teaching philosophies. Transcripts, work samples (such as syllabi or articles/ manuscripts), and three written letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for a phone interview.

Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator:
Theresa Harrell, Sr. Administrative Specialist
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
1114 West Call Street, 1209 Stone Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4452
(850) 644-8403

Stacey Rutledge, Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Education Leadership and Policy