Faculty Development Training Specialist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:    Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies, (TILT), the Faculty Development Training Specialist is a vital member of the TILT team, assisting in the planning and facilitation of faculty development programs for all faculty; new and experienced, full-time and adjunct, on-campus and online. FHSU’s TILT faculty development programs focus on pedagogy, educational technology, service, scholarly research, and professional growth; and are designed and facilitated in a variety of formats, from face-to-face workshops to asynchronous online trainings. The Faculty Development Training Specialist is an on-campus position located in Hays, Kansas.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Resources, or a related field
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience that demonstrates interpersonal skills that produce respectful, forward-moving interactions and collaborations.


  • Graduate degree in education (e.g., Instructional Design, Higher Education Administration, Adult Education, etc.)
  • Possess experience in higher education instruction and faculty instructional/educational development, preferably in the online/technology enhanced classroom
  • Experience creating online learning resources
  • Training/professional development/instructional design experience
  • Substantial knowledge of best practices in inclusive pedagogy.
  • Experience with a Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Excellent presentation skills

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Priority deadline is June 15, 2019.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting all stakeholders in the faculty onboarding process
  • Creating, maintaining, and facilitating faculty orientation and onboarding programs
  • Producing, coordinating, and marketing training opportunities for faculty
  • Coordinating in the Adjunct Recognition Program
  • Serving as an advocate for both adjunct and full-time faculty
  • Collaborating with departments across campus for continuous improvement with onboarding process
  • Serving as an advocate for both adjunct and full-time faculty
  • Work with TILT staff to create, deliver, and market synchronous and asynchronous professional development activities and related learning modules;
  • Continuously increasing proficiency in learning design technologies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences

Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support assistance for other learning technologies supported by TILT including the process of piloting new technologies;
  • To become an active member of FHSU by serving on committees and being involved with the FHSU community
  • Engage in professional development activities, including attending and presenting at conferences, participating in webinars, and reading current research to stay abreast of developments in the field; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Provost of TILT.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Nicole Frank
[email protected]

Serving the nearly 700 faculty at Fort Hays State University, Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT) collaborates with offices across campus to design, develop, and deliver relevant support and training for all faculty, full-time or adjunct, on-campus or online. We strive to provide meaningful professional development experiences in four key areas: pedagogy, scholarly research, service, and professional growth.

Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.




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Posted: 5/23/2019
Application Due: 7/18/2019
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