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Director, Southwest Florida Leadership Institute, Associate/Full Professor (R0002006)

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Southwest Florida Leadership Institute (SFLI) is housed in the Lutgert College of Business. The Director will develop the programs of the Institute and direct its daily operations, engage and collaborate with external corporate partners to plan and deliver SFLI training and micro-credentialing opportunities for their executives and workforce, and develop internal relationships and training opportunities for FGCU personnel. Additionally, the Director will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship appropriate to rank; and participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

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:

  • The reduced teaching load for this position will include four courses per academic year (including Fall, Spring and Summer); courses are offered in 16-week, 8-week, and 7-week formats, depending on Departmental needs.
  • Providing vision for and establishment of the new Southwest Florida Leadership Institute in the Southwest Florida region, defining its role on campus and in the broader community, and developing Institute programs
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, community partners, and other SFLI-affiliates on Institute programs and initiatives
  • Managing and coordinating Institute project work with staff, faculty, and student research assistants
  • Providing strategic leadership related to outreach and public service efforts
  • Generating external funding (from grants, donations, or fees for services provided) to support the activities of the Institute
  • Providing local, regional and national press media interviews
  • 2-3 meetings with the external advisory board, annually
 Other Duties:

  • Preparation of tables, graphs, reports and presentations.
  • Survey design and implementation.
  • Presentations relating to Institute initiatives to community groups.
  • Client relations

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Management, Leadership, or related field from an AACSB-accredited program or equivalent accreditation
  • Current rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in leadership and management consistent with rank 
 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a leadership institute or similar leadership training/consulting experience
  • Practical industry experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that includes publications in A-level journals
  • Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (both face-to-face and online)
  • Experience with community outreach and planning of events that engage the community with the institution
  • Track record of securing external funding through gifts and/or competitive grant programs
 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching
  • Ability to manage support staff, budgets, and grant funding
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion
  • Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University on scholarship and the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued high-quality scholarship and service to the school and university.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a (12 month) multi-year appointment basis available January 2022 or July 1, 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
 Salary Commensurate with education and experience; competitive with AACSB.

 This position will be posted until filled.

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


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