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Executive Director, Center for Faculty Development

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The Executive Director for the UHCL Center for Faculty Development (CFD) is responsible for the overall professional development of UHCL faculty. Charged with developing instructional programming to support all levels of faculty in support of teaching, research, service, career development, and work/life balance. The Executive Director effectively communicates with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community; provides a collaborative, supportive environment to promote faculty development capacity through faculty-centered programs and initiatives; and partners with multiple offices on campus to provide these services.


  • Develops and implements programs in all modes of delivery to enhance effectiveness of all UHCL faculty. Identifies and plans relevant faculty development events, including internal and external guest facilitators. Implements programs aligning with current research on effective professional development for teaching, research, service (including academic leadership), career development, and work-life balance. Includes consulting for individual faculty.
  • Manages the CFD space and resources and has signature authority on accounts for Center. Budgets best use of funds for faculty development and communicates budget priorities.
  • Supervises personnel associated with CFD including staff, Faculty Fellows, and other leaders of CFD programming.
  • Continually evaluates emerging best practices in educational development and determines applicability to the University. Communicates these best practices to faculty.
  • Critically assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of center programming and initiatives.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, and strategic planning at the University.
  • Teaches one 3 hour credit or equivalent course each academic year and performs related duties as assigned.



  1. Doctoral degree.
  2. At least five years of higher education teaching experience.
  3. Knowledge of pedagogical (or andragogical) best practices and of faculty career development and mentoring.
  4. Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and intersectionality.
  5. Ability to use Microsoft Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  6. Experience using Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard.
  7. Ability to use electronic conference software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
  8. Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to collaborate and work with multiple offices towards a solution.
  9. Ability to consult with faculty and help solve individual challenges and to work collaboratively with diverse individuals.


  1. Past experience in teaching, research, and service.
  2. Experience working with or in a higher education faculty development center.
  3. Leadership position within higher education.

Notes to Applicant: Full-time position with benefits. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

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