LECTURER - Innovation Academy

Gainesville FL
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Lecturer - Innovation Academy

Job Description:

The Innovation Academy (IA) at the University of Florida is inviting applications for a Lecturer position to begin December 2017.  This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure accruing position, with the possibility of annual renewal. The Lecturer will teach required courses for the Innovation Minor that includes any of the four undergraduate courses that are housed within the Innovation Academy program (IDS1353 Creativity-in-Context - 2 credits, IDS1359 Creativity-in-Action -2 credits, IDS4950 IA Senior Project - 2 credits & IDS4941 IA Internship Program - 4 credits).  The teaching assignment will be five 2-credit courses for both the Spring and Summer semester. During the Fall semester the Lecturer will coordinate and teach the IA Fall internship program, IDS4941. 

We seek applicants who have a passion for teaching in active learning environments and have knowledge and skills in: creativity theories, creative thinking skills (e.g. observing, recognizing patterns, abstracting, empathizing, etc.), design thinking, the history of innovation, and prototyping. The ideal candidate for this position will be open to teaching with a common syllabus, will enjoy facilitating hands-on learning activities, understand how to mentor students in professional settings and will support the living-learning community model of IA.

Additional assignments include participating in departmental meetings, recruitment activities, evaluation and assessment of courses. During the Fall this position will also assist the IA Academic Coordinator in course evaluation, training and course development, scholarship, faculty recruitment, departmental meeting and syllabi review. The position does include other related duties as assigned, related to the academic and/or production needs of the Innovation Academy. The specifics of the assignment may be subject to change based on the needs of the Academy or university. This position would report to the Academic Coordinator of the Innovation Academy.

Advertised Salary:

$59,000 – $61,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree appropriately related to majors offered in the Innovation Academy and two years of teaching or leadership experience closely related to project management.
  • Desire to collaborate with faculty, students and administrators.
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations (e.g., cultural, disability, linguistic diversity).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong record of teaching experience with undergraduates in the fields of study offered with-in the Innovation Academy or closely related subject area(s).
  • Experience teaching in an active learning classroom, including experience with Canvas or other e-Learning platforms, and familiarity in 3D fabrication lab with 3D printing and laser cutting.
  • Record of effectively mentoring students through project based programs or courses. 
  • Past experience in multi-disciplinary project collaboration and delivery.
  • Experience with flipped-classroom course delivery
  • Experience with local community start-up’s and the broader Gainesville innovation ecosystem  
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu and submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for at least three professional/academic references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates. Preference will be given to applicants that have substantial teaching experience. Only complete applications will be considered. The search will be open until October 4, 2017 however application review will begin immediately.

E-mail inquires to: Dr. Jeff Citty, Search Committee Chair, jmcitty@ufl.edu

The candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational 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 http://www.naces.org/.

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

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No