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Lecturer & Experiential Learning Coordinator

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
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Full Time
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Classification Title:

Lecturer & Experiential Learning Coordinator

Job Description:

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida invites applications for a lecturer in the field of Citizenship and Civics. We are seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated experience in student mentorship and in local, state, and/or national-based civic engagement, public leadership, and/or public service. The position is a twelve-month, non-tenure-accruing appointment, to be renewed on a year-to-year basis beginning spring 2022, with an opportunity for advancement in UF’s Lecturer track. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Bob Graham Center administers a variety of valuable experiential learning opportunities for UF students. The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Serve as the Center’s Experiential Learning Coordinator, which may include, but is not limited to, the following (40%):
    • Developing, managing, and coordinating the Center’s experiential learning opportunities and partnerships, such as UF’s Tallahassee Internship Program, UF’s Washington Internship Program, UF’s City of Gainesville Fellowship, and the College’s Beyond120 program. This includes coordination of placements and implementation of robust pre-departure training programs.
    • Liaising with external experiential learning opportunities, such as The Washington Center and The Gubernatorial Fellows.
    • Identifying and developing new experiential learning programs in partnership with the Center’s senior leadership team, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the broader University.
    • Serving as the Center’s representative on the College’s Experiential Learning Committee.
  • Serve as the program coordinator for the Center’s executive education initiatives, specifically the Florida Health Policy Leadership Academy, and work with Academy Director and Graham Center’s senior leadership team to manage major grants, projects, and deliverables. (25%)
  • Teach one course each fall, spring, and summer semester, related to civic engagement and/or public policy. This may include teaching the Center’s undergraduate civic engagement course, AMH2020, POS2041, the Center’s course in Florida politics connected to the Tallahassee Internship Program, relevant internship credits associated with the Center’s experiential learning initiatives, or other relevant topical courses. (25%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned to help develop and further the mission and expand the reach of the Graham Center locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. (10%)
Bob Graham Center students endeavor to engage in their communities, to influence policy, and to interact with leaders in the local, state, national, and international arenas through the Center’s public programs, special projects, academic coursework, and research initiatives. The successful candidates will join a collaborative and inclusive team dedicated to promoting the ideals of civic engagement, public leadership, and public service for all UF students. Some travel, evening and weekend work is required. Applicants are encouraged to visit the unit’s website at to learn more about the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity.

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service in particular welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville have approximately 285,000 residents. The region is known for its diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, social opportunities, and abundant natural resources including forests, lakes, springs, rivers, and wetlands. More information about Gainesville is available at: and

Expected Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Public Policy, Public Administration, or closely related field by August 15, 2022.
  • Three years of experience working in local or state civic engagement, public leadership, or public service-oriented positions, or equivalent experience in academic program coordination.
  • A commitment to working in and engaging with underserved communities and providing inclusive access to the Center’s programs and initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications:

A doctoral degree or other terminal professional degrees, or equivalent relevant experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at under Reference # 519318.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, including experience in engaging, mentoring and working with undergraduates, especially as they pertain to the areas of civic engagement, public leadership, and public service; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) a statement on teaching experience, objectives, and potential courses; and (4) a list of three references who can address the applicant’s teaching capabilities, student advising and mentoring, and experience in civic engagement, public service, or public leadership. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the list of references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No

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