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
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
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.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Additional Job Description
- 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
- Consulting with faculty on evidence-based teaching
- Creating and facilitating new teaching and learning
- Evaluating the impact and effectiveness of Lucas Center
programs as part of internal assessment efforts and for scholarly
- Partnering with Lucas Center staff and other faculty in
research studies and grant opportunities to support student and
- Providing general support for and commitment to the mission and
vision of the faculty development center.
- Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or equivalent
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience providing faculty professional
- 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.
Know, Skills, & Abilities:
- 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
- Experience in the design and implementation of program
- Experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and
Special Instructions to Applicants
- 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
- Familiarity with inclusive teaching practices, including
Universal Design for Learning.
- Excellent communication skills.
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:
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however
applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive priority
Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter
- Five (5) Professional References
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.