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

Apply for the position, Faculty Development Training Specialist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Jan 16, 2024.

Reporting to the Director of Professional Development, the Faculty Development Training Specialist is a vital member of the Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT) team. TILT’s professional development programming focuses on pedagogy, educational technology, service, scholarly research, and professional growth; and is designed and facilitated in a variety of formats, from face-to-face workshops to asynchronous online trainings. The Faculty Development Training Specialist is a full-time, on-campus position located in Hays, Kansas.

About the Department
While serving a lead role in advancing institutional goals and learning, Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT) collaborates with offices across campus to create and sustain an environment of empowering professional development, skilled confidential consulting, expert instructional design, and specialized educational technology for faculty and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT) unit by supporting mission and goals, as well as being an engaged contributor in TILT programs and projects.
  • Works with Director of Professional Development to design, develop, facilitate, assess, and evaluate professional development for faculty and staff in a variety of delivery modes: on-ground, online synchronous, and online asynchronous.
  • Assists with new faculty and staff orientation and university-wide professional development events.
  • Works to establish partnerships with other FHSU offices and units, to collaborate on projects that enhance teaching excellence, scholarship, and professional growth.
  • Manages adjunct orientation, training, ongoing support, and recognition.
  • Designs professional development materials and content for the TILT website and TigerLearn blog.
  • Engages in professional development, conducts research, presents, or publishes on professional development, instructional, or related practices.
  • Co-chairs adjunct faculty advisory committee and is an active member of the university community via additional committees as appropriate.
  • Continuously increases proficiency in learning design technologies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Professional Development or Assistant Provost of Teaching Innovation & Learning Technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching experience (elementary, secondary, or post-secondary)
  • Competency in verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in adult education, curriculum & instruction, psychology, communications, human resources, or related field
  • Online teaching experience
  • Higher education experience
  • Post-secondary teaching experience (adjunct, part-time, or full-time).
  • Knowledge of inclusive teaching and workplace practices
  • Experience with multimedia authoring tools, educational technologies used in higher education settings, and video conferencing platforms
  • Competency with LMS (e.g., Blackboard)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Priority Deadline: The priority deadline for this position is January 28, 2024. 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/

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 Applications Documents: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, 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]

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

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. 
Faculty Development Training Specialist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies
Full Time
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Jan 16, 2024
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