Associate Director of the Lucas Center for Faculty Development

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Lucas Center for Faculty Development at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida invites applications for the newly created Associate Director position. The Lucas Center was established in 2014 with a generous endowment grant from local philanthropists Dr. David and Mrs. Linda Lucas, and it has grown to offer a range of professional development services to over 500 faculty members and a substantial cadre of adjunct instructors. Signature programs include a year-long New Faculty Academy, the Student-Faculty Partnership Program, Course Design Academy, and the Faculty Portfolio Workshop. By adding a full-time Associate Director, the Center is looking to develop new mechanisms to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of our programs and provide additional support to faculty interested in developing skills in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Organizing and leading discussions and workshops on course design, assignment design, assessment of student learning, and other topics as needed.
  • Performing teaching observations and mid-term feedback sessions.
  • Consulting with faculty on evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Creating and facilitating new teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Evaluating the impact and effectiveness of Lucas Center programs as part of internal assessment efforts and for scholarly dissemination.
  • Partnering with Lucas Center staff and other faculty in research studies and grant opportunities to support student and faculty success.
  • Providing general support for and commitment to the mission and vision of the faculty development center.
Other Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience providing faculty professional development programming.
  • Demonstrated productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning and in one’s academic discipline.
  • Established track record of teaching excellence, as demonstrated by student, peer, and supervisor evaluations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development opportunities for higher education faculty in the areas of career advancement and promotion.
  • Experience and comfort in facilitating one-on one consultation sessions with faculty.
  • Experience conducting classroom observations using a variety of observation protocols.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of program evaluation research.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
Know, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Experience and commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education.
  • Skill in creating supportive documents, handbooks to support professional development opportunities for faculty members.
  • Ability to solve problems in creative ways.
  • Ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles.
  • Familiarity with inclusive teaching practices, including Universal Design for Learning.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis available January 2022.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED . As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU .

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter
  • Five (5) Professional References
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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