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Faculty Development Coordinator
DATE:   5/13/2019
JOB TITLE:   Faculty Development Coordinator
JOB STATUS:   Full time Seasonal-10 months
SECTOR:   Academic

The Faculty Development Coordinator provides faculty with instructional support, teaching assessment, and administrative assistance to on-campus research initiatives.  


Identifies current training needs among faculty, especially but not limited to on-line methods, and implements appropriate training programs; Provides support for faculty development courses using the the Canvas online learning platform and other instructional technologies. Working with the IT department, provides ongoing technical support for Canvas. Works in collaboration with Faculty Mentors, the Committee on College Teaching and Learning, Information Technology staff, Library staff, and the Center for Conferences & Events. Assists the CCTL with its annual conference, as necessary. Develops and uses emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of online and classroom education. Serves as a resource for best practices related to trends in higher education teaching, learning, and assessment. Partners with Faculty, Deans, and the Office of Communications and Public Relations to promote and highlight faculty research output through a variety of communication channels. Assists the Institutional Review Board,the Research Council,the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Academic Innovation Fund Committee, as reasonably necessary, with coordinating, tracking, and archiving research requests.  Maintains confidentiality of information(including but not limited to:student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Performs other duties as assigned.


40% Identifies and implements training and development for faculty as needed, and collaborates with Faculty Mentors, the library staff, and the CCTL. 

50% Provides ongoing technical support and training for Canvas

10% Assists with collecting, archiving and publicizing of faculty research.


Ability to be flexible with schedule, including occasional nights and weekend hours. Experience with curriculum development and assessment in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in higher education teaching and learning. Demonstrated knowledge of use of instructional technology and integration into teaching and learning, especially Canvas. Ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships and to operate as an effective leader of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and students. Ability to travel off-campus in the United States and Canada to meet with faculty, students, peers, etc.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.

A Master's degree in education, educational technology, curriculum design, or a related field is preferred.  A minimum of two years' experience supporting faculty or in a training capacity.  Previous teaching experience. A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.  

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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