Visiting Assistant Professor of Education


Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education


College of Arts & Sciences

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Dean of College of Arts & Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

The Department of Education at Jacksonville University seeks applicants for a visiting faculty position in Education. Full-time faculty members at Jacksonville University are expected to teach undergraduate
and/or graduate classes, conduct scholarship and engage in professional development activities, and complete university and/or community service.

Responsibilities: Develop and teach undergraduate level English as a Second Language (ES OL/TESOL) courses; or to develop and teach Reading/Literacy courses to include a reading lab, supervise school-based field experiences, and advise undergraduate students. Capabilities to teach both ESOL/TESOL and Reading is a plus and especially, being prepared to familiarize students with the Science of Reading.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


  • Teaching—a typical l0ad is 24 hours annually
  • May engage in research/scholarship
  • May supervise student research projects
  • May supervise student internships
  • Participate in university service at the department, school, college, or university level
  • Participate in community service (optional)

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Preferred earned terminal degree in Education.
    o 18 graduate hours or equivalent life experience teaching developmental
    processes of early, emergent, and adolescent reading/literacy; or
    o 18 graduate hours or equivalent life experience teaching second language
  • Classroom teaching experience to include elementary school and university levels
  • Valid teaching certificate in elementary education
     Willingness to gain mastery of State of Florida teacher certification requirements in Reading and ESOL.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Research involving undergraduates or other engaged learning experiences is expected.
  •  A record of active engagement in scholarly activities, professional development, and service to for a university and community while aiding the department in its efforts to maintain its programs as per the University’s strategic plan.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Terminal degree in education preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines 
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and virtually.
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Stamina to teach up to 24 hours weekly.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

All Interested Applicants must provide:

  • Completed JU employment application
  • Cover letter stating your interest in this position
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae or resume, to include statements of interest in and/or experience in teaching and research at a small private university
  • A list of at least three references (including reference’s name, telephone number and
    email address) who are able to comment on both academic qualification and administrative/management capabilities.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts will be required to start the position.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
The deadline for all applications is June 10, 2024. Anticipated start date is August 2024.
Please email letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, undergraduate and graduate
transcripts, a signed JU Faculty Employment Application, and list of professional
references to the address below. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

Dr. Steven Davis at 
Fax: 904 256-7159