Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

University of Central Florida   Orlando, FL   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 22, 2022
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Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction


Unleash Your Potential With Us


As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.


The Opportunity


The Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is interdisciplinary and focuses on applying psychological theories and research addressing how people learn; how educators can meet the needs of diverse, advanced, gifted and talented learners; the design and application of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-research methodologies, measurement and program evaluation; and the design, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative instructional methodologies and programs in K-12, higher education, and business and industry settings. The department houses graduate programs in applied learning and instruction, curriculum and instruction, gifted education, instructional design and technology, and methodology, measurement and analysis.


The UCF Ed.D. program in curriculum and instruction prepares leaders in instruction and training in schools, colleges, universities, and industry settings. We maintain partnerships with all the central Florida school districts and serve local industry. We are seeking an innovative, culturally responsive, equity- focused scholar-practitioner to join our team as an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction with a focus on educational psychology and/or learning and instruction to serve as core program faculty.

Successful candidates will be required to teach one or more of the following courses:


  • EDF 6155: Lifespan Human Development,
  • EDF 7478: Analysis of Data for Complex Problems of Practice,
  • IDS 6504: Adult Learning,
  • EDF 6259: Learning Theories EDG 7947: Lab of Practice.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Earned doctorate from an accredited university in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, or closely related field.
  • Record of research and scholarly publications commensurate with rank and years of experience.
  • Expertise and ability to teach courses related to Curriculum & Instruction and/or Educational Psychology courses.
  • Experience guiding educational or training professionals through applied research projects.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum of 3 years of K-12, higher education, or industry teaching or training experience.
  • Experience with advising graduate students and/or supervising clinical and field experiences.
  • Experience serving on doctoral dissertations.
  • Experience with hybrid, fully online, and/or remote synchronous instruction.
  • Evidence of culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Defined research agenda and evidence of activity in extramural research funding.


Additional Application Materials Required


UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) to five (5) professional references.


The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.


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 later.


Questions regarding this search may be directed to Rachel Hammock,, 407- 823-3929.


Job Close Date

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.


Are Benefits Important to You?


Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:


  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.


And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (


Who Are We?


Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


Additional Requirements related to Research Positions


Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research- related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.


The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.




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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//


As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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