University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States
20 days ago
Job Type


Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity

The Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida is seeking an innovative and energetic professional to join the faculty as an adjunct instructor in the fully online Career and Workforce Education Program Area.

Appointment: Adjunct faculty is hired on a semester-by-semester basis, as needed.

  • Deliver engaging and effective online instruction including facilitating weekly assignments, answering student emails promptly, integrating high quality online teaching methods, and applying instructional strategies for successful student outcomes.
  • Administer fair and objective assessments through course developed rubrics to evaluate student progress and provide timely and constructive feedback on assignments and exams.
  • Facilitate weekly virtual office hours.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Career and Workforce Education Program via email and end of semester virtual meetings to promote interdisciplinary learning opportunities, share resources, and enhance the overall educational experience for students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport with diverse student populations and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment that values diversity and promotes equity.
  • Prior teaching experience, using research-based pedagogical methods and strategies, with a demonstrated ability to effectively engage and inspire students.
  • Familiarity with current educational technologies and their integration into instruction.

Anticipated to begin Spring 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in Career and Technical Education, Workforce Development, or a closely related field from an accredited institution by time of hire.
  • Proficiency in computer hardware and software skills.
  • Previous teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of effective university teaching in Career and Technical Education or closely related field;
  • Experience teaching in a Learning Management System (LMS) platform; particularly the Canvas application.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website,

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload:
  • Letter of application outlining what courses you are prepared to teach highlighting teaching experience, scholarly works/achievements, and other qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching philosophy that addresses how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Questions regarding this posting may be directed to Lisa Martino at or 407-823-6184.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

The candidate must be compliant with UCF’s technology requirements for online courses to include ready access to a computer with a supported operating system, webcam, headphones, internet access, and updated web browser.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled .

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘ Open until filled ’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First. OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) - Educational Leadership and Higher Education - OPS

Hours of Work
Part time

Work Schedule

Type of Appointment
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Hourly Rate

Job Posting End Date

Benefits Eligibility

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First. OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Job ID: 74022705
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