Skip to main content

Job Standard for Faculty Development Specialist

View in Google Docs/Download


Employee Name:

Employee ID:

Employee PCN:

How to use this Job Standard:

  1. Click “View in Google Docs/Download” and download to Word.
  2. The Job Overview, Level Scope, Minimum Qualifications and Essential Job Functions are specific to this job’s competencies and cannot be edited.
  3. For the Job Posting you may;
    1. update/change the purpose to add in department specific information, 
    2. add key responsibilities to the 35% of the time, specific to your department needs, 
    3. add a preferred qualifications section
    4. post the position using the business title

The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Faculty Development Specialist Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75119
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Instructional Services


Provides faculty development support, consulting on effective and inclusive pedagogy, assessment, and/or course design, and assisting with strategies for student success.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with and knowledge of effective teaching strategies.
  • Experience with tools or strategies in a particular area of teaching (e.g., teaching with technology, active learning, etc.).
  • Basic understanding of the tenets of inclusive teaching.
  • Ability to draw from the literature around effective teaching and faculty development to inform work.
  • Ability to be both a collaborative team member and to work independently.
  • Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills.
  • Effective facilitation and consultation skills.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Faculty Development Specialist must:

  • Consult with individual faculty to analyze needs and determine goals and support their development as effective teachers.
  • Design and facilitate faculty development workshops (both online and in person). Contribute to the delivery of development services.
  • Contribute to department communication of ideas to faculty (e.g., Teaching Tips, Nutshell notes); provide faculty with access to information via University platforms.

35% of Time the Faculty Development Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Faculty Development Specialist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable


Career Path


Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.