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Communication & Humanities Online Administrative Faculty Position
Florida Institute of Technology

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2019
Title Communication & Humanities Online Administrative Faculty Position
University Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL, United States
Department School of Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2019
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Communication
    Humanities - General


Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for an online program chair position to begin in July 2019. This position is an administrative faculty, 12-month, and non-tenure track position working from the main campus in Melbourne, FL. The ideal candidate will possess the academic qualification to teach undergraduate writing and communication courses as well as administrative experience managing online courses, programs, and faculty. A terminal degree in communication or related field is preferred.

The position duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Provide administrative oversight for online communication and humanities courses and programs including:
a. Course and program academic oversight
b. Maintain, develop, and evaluate adjunct faculty
c. Manage faculty assignments each term
d. Coordinate with staff to investigate and manage student complaints
e. Investigate academic dishonesty issues
f. Provide subject matter expertise in writing and communication courses
g. Work with staff in the management of course development, redevelopment, and updating
h. Liaison with developing faculty and instructional design professionals
i. Review and develop best practices for online pedagogy related to assigned courses
2. Serve as liaison between CoPLA Online programs and the School of Arts and Communication for areas including:
a. Academic oversight and alignment of campus and online curriculum.
b. Curriculum design and reporting of university assessment related to communication and humanities courses and programs
c. Provide data and coordinate with necessary college assessment regarding online writing, communication, and humanities courses.
3. Teach assigned courses (online and campus) in writing or communication
4. Contribute to and participate in the mission of the program, college, and university

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast, and offers degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Over 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in fields of study across aeronautics, business, engineering and computing, psychology and liberal arts, and science. Florida Tech has the highest level of international diversity of all American universities at the undergraduate level. Located two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL, Florida Tech mixes the excitement of rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center with the laidback atmosphere of a beach community. More information about Florida Institute of Technology and Florida Tech Online can be found here: and M
Review of applications will begin May 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested persons should submit curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining teaching, administrative, and online experience at

Direct inquiries to Mr. Marshall Jones ( and Dr. Katie Merlini (, Committee Co-Chairs, School of Psychology, 150 West University Blvd. Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975.

At Florida Institute of Technology, we believe recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community makes the university stronger. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and national origins.

  • Florida Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. As evidence of its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action, the following policy has been established:

    The university is committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination. Furthermore, it shall strive to build a diverse community in which opportunity is equal to all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation. It shall exert its leadership for the achievement of this goal by all parties, students or employees of the university.

    Further, the university, through its employment practices and procedures, seeks and employs qualified staff for all its diverse activities and at all of its facilities. It further believes that employment decisions should be based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics that have no connection with job performance. Therefore, the university provides equal opportunities during employment by administering each and every phase of its personnel program without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation. Except with respect to sexual orientation, the university agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity.

    It is the policy of the university that all employees should enjoy a working environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment. No employee, either male or female, should be subjected to unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures or conduct, either verbal or physical.
    Sexual harassment lowers morale and is damaging to the work environment. Therefore, the university will treat sexual harassment like any other form of employee misconduct — it will not be tolerated.

    Specifically, it is illegal and against the policies of this university for any employee, male or female, to sexually harass another employee by: (1) making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature a condition of an employee’s continued employment; (2) making submission to or rejections of such conduct the basis for employment decisions affecting the employee; or (3) creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment by such conduct.

    The university will enforce disciplinary action, up to and including discharge, against any person who threatens or insinuates, either explicitly or implicitly, that an employee’s refusal to submit to sexual advances will adversely affect the employee’s employment, evaluation, wages, advancement, assigned duties, shifts or any condition of employment or career development.

    The university recognizes that the question of whether a particular action or incident is a purely personal, social relationship without a discriminatory employment effect requires a factual determination based on all facts in each case. Therefore, the university will act positively to investigate alleged sexual harassment claims and take steps to effectively remedy them when an allegation is determined to be valid.

    Given the nature of this type of discrimination, the university also recognizes that false accusations of sexual harassment can have serious effects on innocent men and women. Therefore, false accusations will result in the same severe disciplinary action applicable to one found guilty of sexual harassment.
    Any employee who has a complaint of sexual harassment at work by anyone, including supervisors, coworkers or visitors, must bring the problem to the attention of responsible university officials. Employees may bring their complaint to their supervisor or the Office of Human Resources. If the complaint involves someone in the employee’s direct line of supervision, then the employee may go to another supervisor with the complaint.

    T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
    Florida Institute of Technology

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Contact Information

  • Mr. Marshall Jones
    School of Psychology
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 W University Blvd.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • 321-674-8104
  • 321-674-7105


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