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Instructional Specialist, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Job Description

Unleash Your Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (Faculty Center) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an instructional specialist position. The position is a non-tenure earning, in-unit, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Faculty Center director. The position is in-person on the main Orlando campus, and able to be filled at any time.

Position responsibilities will include the following:

1) Serving as part of the leadership team of the Faculty Center by collaborating to plan and deliver events and activities in line with the Faculty Center and university missions.

2) Providing direct faculty support through one-on-one consultations and workshops in areas such as class management, teaching with technology, designing course-level assessments, and/or trending topics in higher education.

3) Developing research-based faculty training materials for web and print.

4) Conducting class observations and debriefing sessions for faculty members who request them.

5) Assisting with development and implementation of training programs for graduate students and adjuncts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • Experience teaching at the college level.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to work effectively, efficiently, and equitably with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in a collegial environment.

  • Demonstrated experience relevant to at least three of the activities listed above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment.

  • Experience in faculty development and training.

  • Familiarity with research and practices related to cognitive science.

  • Demonstrated success in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ .  In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Kevin Yee, Faculty Center Director, at Kevin.Yee@ucf.edu

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

The position is in-person on the main Orlando campus.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.



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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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