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Teaching Faculty I in Visual Disabilities

School of Teacher Education

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Florida State University



The Visual Disabilities Program in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University invites applications for an instructional position at the rank of Teaching Faculty I in Visual Disabilities. We seek a colleague to collaborate with and support the Visual Disabilities Program in its commitment to preparing high-quality professionals to provide services to individuals with visual impairments as teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists.

The College of Education and Health and Human Sciences, the School of Teacher Education, and the Visual Disabilities program strive to develop a deep understanding of, and respect for, our students and colleagues. Our goal is to prepare teaching professionals who not only transform the lives of their students, but also seek to improve their schools, communities, academic disciplines, and professions. For more information about the program, visit:


The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.


For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences visit:



  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Disabilities;
  • Serve on graduate student committees;
  • In collaboration and coordination with program faculty, support the Visual Disabilities Program and Orientation and Mobility Specialization through activities including but not limited to: (a) advising and mentoring, (b) coordinating field experiences (i.e., practicum and internship), (c) supervising field experiences (i.e., practicum and internship), (d) actively participating in recruitment efforts;
  • Provide service to schools, the University, Department, College, and the profession;
  • Grow and support existing partnerships/relationships with regional providers of services to individuals with visual impairments and national colleagues;
  • Prepare grant proposals to potential funding agencies; and
  • Collaborate with Program faculty and state stakeholders to enhance and expand the Visual Disabilities program.



  • Earned doctorate in visual disabilities, special education, or a related field
  • ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility (COMS)
  • Experience teaching orientation and mobility methods courses
  • Three-years experience teaching orientation and mobility to children and/or adults with visual impairments
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • K–12 certification or endorsement as a teacher of students with visual impairments and/or orientation and mobility specialist
  • Three years of experience as a teacher of students with visual impairments
  • Experience teaching visual disabilities methods courses
  • Experience mentoring pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Successful grant management and writing
  • Involvement in state and national professional organizations



Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 280 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top programs to over 45,000 students. Consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The Florida State University Athletics Department sponsors 20 teams that honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Collectively, these teams have won 21 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.


Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and four seasons with a mild winter climate.


This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2023


Contact Information:

Dr. Eileen Bischof

Search Committee Chair


How to Apply

Review of candidates will begin October 31, 2023, and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should submit an online application at

Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a letter of application, names of three references with contact information, and statement of teaching interests.


Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.


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