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The mission of University of Fort Lauderdale is to be a premier Christian institution of higher learning empowering future leaders through higher educational degrees rooted in Biblical principles and academic excellence, to influence the world intellectually, technologically, and through research.  

Dean of the College of Business Leadership/Director of Distance Education

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 Job Summary

Faculty Roles, Responsibilities & Effectiveness

The primary role of the faculty is to teach, mentor, develop course requirements, promote faculty excellence in curriculum, and strengthen institutional effectiveness. Under the supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for the operation of the Distance Education courses each semester. The Director of Distance Education works with faculty and staff to promote distance education initiatives, monitor online courses, and provide student and faculty support services in the areas of training and instructional design/technology. This position is primarily charged with strategic planning, development, and delivery oversight of eLearning initiatives at the university.

Faculty is responsible for the promotion of essential concepts, skills, and knowledge for the development of students as world-changing leaders. For these reasons, the faculty is encouraged to approach teaching, the curriculum, and other activities with: 

  • Advanced knowledge and application of the Word of God.
  • Appreciation for diversity and different approaches in teaching and learning.
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches that promote intellectual freedom to explore, reason, analyze, and resolve the challenges of the world.

The role of faculty is vital to the success of this mission. The faculty is an important participant and is significant to assure the fulfillment of the University’s mission and principles. The primary responsibilities of the faculty include the following: teaching, research, curriculum design, and evaluation. Moreover, faculty effectiveness shall be determined in accordance with the University’s mission, principles, vision, and goals. Faculty are expected to:

  1. Promote the student’s commitment and ability to influence world order and peace.
  2. Cultivate unprecedented world-changing leadership and professionalism after the image and likeness of God.
  3. Link achievements to broad pursuits in higher education, research, communication, and policy reform. 

Faculty Qualifications for Teaching Assignments

Full-time and part-time faculty must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a master’s degree, or hold the minimum of a master’s degree with a major in the teaching discipline. In exceptional cases, the President’s Council may accept professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline upon approval.

The criteria for teaching an undergraduate course are as follows:                                                                                                   

  1. A master’s degree or at least 18 hours at the post-graduate level.
  2. The instructor’s degree must be from an accredited institution.
  3. Submission of course syllabus and course description approved by the Department Chair.
  4. Must demonstrate acceptable teaching skills and classroom management via evaluation.
  5. Must have at least 5 years of experience in teaching research or professional experience in a particular discipline.
  6. Must be approved by the Dean of the College.
  7. Only doctorate-prepared faculty are qualified to teach Masters and Doctoral courses

Office Hours and Availability to Students.

All faculty members are expected to be available each week for student meetings and consultation and to keep the Dean informed concerning their office hour schedules or any changes to their office hour schedule. Acceptable methods of meeting these requirements include in-person meetings, phone meetings, or use of e-mail.  Faculty members are to post office hours on office doors and list hours in the course syllabus.

Faculty Effectiveness

A strategic planning process and other derivatives are vehicles for faculty participation, evaluation, and development. The faculty shall engage in a 5 step continuous process to foster participation, evaluation, and development. The steps are teamwork building, shared Vision, personal mastery, mental models of excellence, and improved systems. Strategic planning sessions are scheduled three times per year in May, July, and October to review progress, make revisions, set new objectives, and document the process. See Chart A on University Effectiveness, page 19 in the Faculty Handbook.

The strategic planning process is based on a University-wide system.  The process engages four (4) primary components of the institution, which include:                                                                                                                                        

  • Organization structure and function
  • Academic programs and related activities
  • Resources availability and utilization
  • Long term planning

Faculty are encouraged to participate in all four components. See Section on Faculty Committees in the Faculty Handbook.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures compliance with accreditors, copyright laws, and regulations.
  • Monitor classrooms weekly for faculty performance evaluations.
  • Monitor classroom attendance.
  • Coordinates and implements distance education projects from inception to completion.
  • Directs faculty development activities in the design/production of learning materials in a variety of formats, which would include print, graphics, audio, video, animation, and multimedia to support teaching and learning, and university information needs;
  • Provides assistance to faculty in prepping courses prior to the start of each semester.
  • Manages the evaluation process of Distance Learning support services and operations.
  • Designs, develops, and delivers workshops and online training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and resources, best practices, and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course regarding students, supervisors, or other employees.
  • Prepare Faculty evaluations each semester and discuss results with Faculty.
  • Develop distance learning program goals or plans, including equipment replacement, quality assurance, or course offering plans
  • Develop educational goals, standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Prepare and manage distance learning program budgets.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with distance learning equipment or applications.
  • Analyze data to assess distance learning program status or to inform decisions for distance learning programs
  • Prepare reports summarizing distance learning statistical data or describing distance learning program objectives and accomplishments.
  • Monitor technological developments in distance learning for technological means to educational or outreach goals.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning programs in promoting knowledge or skill acquisition.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Leadership
  • Administrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mentoring
  • Communication – writing, speaking, and listening skills


  • Leadership
  • Set goals with faculty members in the form of a planned faculty portfolio.
  • Conduct faculty evaluations.
  • Guide development of faculty.
  • Assist with CAO maintenance of accreditation.
  • Coordinate the completion of academic and government tasks required of academic area members within the division.
  • Represent the department to external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community.
  • Promote and enhance the image of the department and University of Fort Lauderdale through participation in appropriate professional and academic organizations.
  • Administrative
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and developing faculty to meet the needs of the department.
  • Oversee graduate assistants. (if applicable)
  • Actively promote department programs within the university, at other institutions (including community colleges), and in the tri-county area.
  • Participate in management committee meetings.
  • Handle student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other cheating, etc.
  • Academic
  • Teach Courses
  • Publish in peer-reviewed academic or practitioner articles

Portfolio Breakdown

  • 20% teaching
  • 60-70% administration
  • 10-20% research

Minimum Requirements:

1-2 years of online instructional delivery/support and one to two years of experience in education or training.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $58,000 to $68,000.


Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to

Adjunct Faculty

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The University of Fort Lauderdale is seeking adjunct, part-time faculty in several disciplines.  Candidates must have a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) and 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time of application. 


English:  English Grammar and Composition.

History:  U.S. History, World History, History of Israel, and African History

Leadership: Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Principles and Practices of Leadership, Applied Strategic Planning, and Empowering Strategies.

Business Administration: Finance, Business Statistics, Accounting, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

Mathematics:  General Math, Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Math, College Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus.


Communication: Broadcasting

Information Technology (IT): Computer Science


Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to


Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Head Coach

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Position Title: Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Head Coach
Reports To: Athletic Director
Classification: Non-Exempt

Major Responsibilities:  The primary duty of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach is to enhance the quality of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Programs and life skills with the student-athletes and to assist in all coaching activities within the structure of recruiting, practices, games, budget, and away trips.  Under the general direction of the Athletics Director, provide assistance and structure to plans, implementation, and directing the athletic program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCCAA.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reads, understands, and complies with the University’s mission, the Faculty Handbook, the student-athlete handbook, all athletic protocols, procedures, and the institutional effectiveness process.
  2. Responds to communications (e-mail/voice-mail) on a daily basis.
  1. Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population.
  2. Promote, support, and actively participate in the practice regime.
  3. Serve as a role model of healthy engagement in the greater campus community.
  4. Develop a professional relationship with each collegiate on the team.
  5. Facilitate one-on-ones, event planning, and community meetings/events.
  6. Be available to discuss concerns, interests, and needs with the student-athletes.
  7. Assist in upholding community standards by providing neutral observation and objective reporting of incidents, crises, and other situations that may arise.
  8. Participate in departmental committees.
  9. Help create a safe, welcoming, accessible and fair environment that actively includes and engages everyone.
  10. Report all damages or problems with facilities within.
  11. The Head Coach is responsible for administering all facets of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field programs relating to practice organization, game day management and preparation, player evaluation, and recruiting of prospective student-athletes. This individual supervises student-athletes in academic as well as athletic endeavors throughout the year.
  12. The Head Coach is responsible for evaluating and determining priorities for the sport about budget preparation, equipment purchases, and scheduling. The Head Coach must demonstrate the ability to manage a designated budget through qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  13. The Head Coach will select, train, evaluate, supervise, and mentor assistant coaches and all graduate assistants. This requires the ability to delegate responsibility and manage those people in completing assigned tasks.
  14. The Head Coach must adhere to all policies and procedures of the University, NCCAA Conference. This position requires the performance of any additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  15. The position requires someone with initiative and an energy level that will enable the individual to work long hours. The position does include evening and weekend assignments.
  16. Usually 40-50 hours a week position.
  17. Ability to travel long distances via a variety of modes of transportation for several days.
  18. Maintains current knowledge of policies, procedures, and athletic rules.
  19. Participate in the self-studies and committees conducted by the University.
  20. Support and participate in University Commencement Ceremonies.
  21. Performs any special project assigned by the Vice President or supervisor.
  22. Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to

About Us

Founders Drs. Henry and Carol Fernandez, senior pastors of The Faith Center, an internationally renowned ministry, founded The University of Ft. Lauderdale in 1995 as a non-denominational Christian institution.

The commitment was to establish an institution of higher education in South Florida to access the world, advance Christian education, and promote leadership in both secular and non-secular areas. Academia was identified as the catalyst to prepare individuals to be responsive and adequate to the call of God. Dr. Fernandez has an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas College.

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