Director of Academic Technology & Innovation (72606)

Gainesville, FL
Apr 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Director of Academic Technology & Innovation (72606)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Apr 2, 2021
Close Date:
Apr 16, 2021

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs invites applications and nominations for a part time administrative appointment as Director of Academic Technology & Innovation.  The Director is a 9-month position with potential summer employment.  The Director will work with college administrators, faculty, and students to ensure delivery of innovative, academically rigorous, dynamic, inclusive educational programs, across instructional delivery platforms. At the core of this role will be integration of emerging technologies, instructional infrastructure, and contemporary pedagogy to create an engaging remote and face-to-face student experience that maximizes accessibility and permits intellectual and personal growth in HHP courses and academic programs.  The Director will work with the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs to develop a sustainable plan for integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives in curricular, co-curricular, and student success activities, and will work with departments to grow new academic programs.  The Director will also work with the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and the Director of Enrollment Management & Operations for HHPs online and distance education programs to advance the long-range strategic priorities of the college’s online and distance education endeavors. 


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a permanent HHP faculty member (non-tenure track or tenure-track / tenured), who has (1) demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching, (2) expertise in implementation of academic technology in multiple instructional platforms, (3) previous administrative experience with budgetary and supervisory responsibilities, (4) outstanding leadership and communication skills, and (5) expertise in online program and course development.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate an ambitious vision for innovation in HHP’s residential and distance education programs that reflects a clear understanding of HHP’s academic programs and is compatible with departmental, college, and university priorities. 


Commensurate with experience

Application Instructions:

Application Information

Applications must be submitted online at, (job requisition # 506823) [JM1] and must include (1) a letter of application including a statement of qualifications and vision for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae highlighting relevant administrative experience, and (3) full contact details for at least three references. 

Inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Dr. Kiki Kaplanidou

Chair, Search Committee

College of Health and Human Performance

University of Florida

FLG 325A

Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-294-1668

Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline:

For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit all materials by April 16, 2021, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications.

Effective Date of Employment:

July 1, 2021

EOE Statement

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and excellence of the academic community. UF is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida's Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD) if a disability accommodation is needed to apply.

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.


This position is open to current UF employees only.


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