The School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Florida is seeking five new colleagues as part of an ongoing priority to expand our capacity, strengthen graduate programs, and increase our national visibility. Candidates should have an established line of research clearly related to learning, teaching, learning to teach, teacher professional development, curriculum issues, educational reform, educational equity, impact of poverty on students and teachers, and/or ameliorating the racial and economic achievement gap. Full position descriptions are available at http://education.ufl.edu/jobs. For each position, the review of applications will begin on December 1, 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is located.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Studies/Social Foundations of Education. Responsibilities: Pursue a robust scholarly agenda in both social studies education and social foundations of education; teach and supervise courses in undergraduate elementary social studies methods as well as graduate courses in the sociology of education; and mentor students in the social studies education and social foundations of education graduate programs. Required: Earned doctorate in social studies education or social foundations of education or related field; clearly articulated research program; and successful teaching experiences in K-12 schools as well as at the college/university level. Candidates whose scholarship involves schools in challenging circumstances and closing the academic achievement gap will be given high consideration. Applicants should submit (1) a letter addressing qualifications and research and teaching interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference and contact information for three additional references, and (4) up to three reprints or preprints of scholarly publications to Dr. Sevan Terzian, PO Box 117048C, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048, sterzian@coe.ufl.edu.

Assistant Professor, Middle/Secondary Education/Curriculum & Instruction. Responsibilities: Engage in high-quality scholarship, teach undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on contemporary middle/secondary concerns, curriculum, instruction, urban secondary school issues, multicultural education, inclusive instructional practices, and middle/secondary organization. Required: Earned doctorate in middle/secondary education or related field, successful teaching experiences in K-12 schools, clearly articulated research program evidenced by quality publications and grant-related accomplishments (commensurate with experience). Apply to: Dr. Colleen Swain, PO Box 117048C, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048. Applicants can contact Dr. Swain at cswain@coe.ufl.edu or (352) 392-9191 x 264. Applicants should submit (1) a letter addressing qualifications and research and teaching interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference and contact information for three additional references, and (4) up to three reprints or preprints of scholarly publications.

Assistant Professor, Reading/Literacy Education. Responsibilities: Engage in high-quality scholarship; teach reading/literacy education courses; contribute to program development; mentor graduate students; foster collaborative initiatives with University and school-based faculties. Required: (a) Earned doctorate in reading education or related field; (b) expertise in Grades 4-12 reading instruction; (c) specialize in one of the following areas: classroom reading assessment, content area reading, adolescent literacy, comprehension instruction, teaching reading to struggling/striving readers, or teaching reading to English language learners; (c) experience working with school children and teachers; and (d) have an active research and grant-procurement agenda. Apply to: Dr. Zhihui Fang, Box 117048, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048, zfang@coe.ufl.edu. Applicants should submit (1) a letter addressing qualifications and research and teaching interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference and contact information for three additional references, and (4) up to three reprints or preprints of scholarly publications.

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education. Responsibilities: Engage in high-quality scholarship, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education, contribute to mathematics education on the K-12 level with special focus in early childhood and/or elementary education, foster collaborative STEM initiatives with University and school-based faculties, and contribute to certification programs. Required: Earned doctorate in mathematics education or related field, strong background in applied or pure mathematics, successful teaching experiences, clearly articulated research program evidenced by quality publications and grant-related accomplishments or the potential to establish a strong program of research. Focus on evidence-based approaches to student and teacher learning, classroom-based research, integration of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, and cognitive processes in mathematics learning will receive additional consideration. Apply to: Dr. Stephen Pape, Box 117048, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048, sjpape@ufl.edu. Applicants should submit (1) a letter addressing qualifications and research and teaching interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference and contact information for three additional references, and (4) up to three reprints or preprints of scholarly publications.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Technology. Responsibilities: Engage in high-quality scholarship, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in educational technology, and strengthen traditional and online programs. Required: Earned doctorate in Educational Technology, Learning Sciences, HCI, or related field, strong background in collaborative and interdisciplinary work, successful teaching experiences, current technical skills, clearly articulated research program evidenced by quality publications and grant-related accomplishments. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: online learning and teaching, the use of pedagogic theory to create innovative, electronic learning environments, and instructional design. Apply to: Dr. Richard Ferdig, Box 117048, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048, rferdig@ufl.edu. Applicants should submit (1) a letter addressing qualifications and research and teaching interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference and contact information for three additional references, and (4) up to three reprints or preprints of scholarly publications.