Core Curriculum Director ***Internal Candidates Only***

University of Saint Francis
March 17, 2023
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POSITION TITLE: Core Curriculum Director

DEPARTMENT: Office of Academic Affairs

POSITION STATUS: Full-time (10-month contract)

POSITION REPORTS TO: Vice President for Academic Affairs

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Director provides academic leadership to aid in the development, implementation, and assessment of the university's core curriculum. Responsibilities of the position equate to 75% of the workload of a full-time 10-month faculty member.

Major Responsibilities/Activities


  • Coordinate the schedule, staffing, training, and compensation for First Year Seminar (FYS) course sections for first-year students
  • Lead any task forces needed to address aspects of the curriculum
  • Maintain record of policy regarding the curriculum; oversee changes to policy and lead them through faculty governance
  • Manage the program's budget
  • Serve as core curriculum liaison to Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing and coordinate core curriculum course offerings for Crown Point and future sites
  • Curriculum

  • Manage and oversee approved learning outcomes
  • Consult with faculty bringing forward courses applying for Franciscan Core Curriculum (FCC) status regarding core curriculum learning outcomes
  • Serve on faculty governance committees as directed by Committee By-Laws
  • Review and approve/deny Change in Curriculum requests for FCC requirements
  • Assessment

  • In conjunction with Director of Assessment and Accreditation, coordinate and lead the core curriculum assessment process
  • Co-Chair the General Education (GE) Assessment Committee
  • Communication

  • Serve as liaison to all colleges to ensure open communication as well as implementation and maintenance of curriculum, policies, and learning outcomes
  • Represent the Franciscan Core Curriculum on Academic Affairs Council and work proactively with university constituents including, but not limited to, Enrollment Services, Registrar, University Technology Services, First- Year Experience, and Academic and Career Development Center and Academic Advising; participate in other recruitment and advising events as appropriate
  • Work in conjunction with University Marketing and Information Technology (IT) to update and develop marketing material and website information
  • Teaching

  • Teaches two sections of First Year Seminar in Fall semester; teach two sections in home discipline in Spring semester (with separate annual evaluation of duties in home discipline, including progress in P&T process if applicable, by program or division director)
  • Mission

  • Serve on the Mission Advisory Council and support the integration of USF's mission across the FCC

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the VPAA

  • USF WAY:

    University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University's mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy, and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.

    Standard #1: Provide opportunities for conversations, prayer, and reflection.

    Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.

  • Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.

  • Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.

  • Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”

  • Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.

  • Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.

    Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.



  • Master's degree from an accredited institution; doctorate or terminal degree preferred; rank of Assistant Professor or higher.
  • Experience

  • Must provide evidence of effective interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills as well as familiarity with and support for effective assessment strategies.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, commitment to, and ability to communicate the liberal arts tradition, the Catholic and Franciscan traditions at USF, and the mission and values of USF
  • Demonstrate competence in educational principles and techniques used in higher education classrooms and laboratory settings
  • Knowledge of curriculum and faculty governance processes required, curriculum design experience desired
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the first-year experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and electronic) necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, professional staff, administration, and the community
  • Demonstrate analytical and organizational skills to plan, implement, and evaluate program activities
  • Demonstrate honesty and loyalty to the University and support its mission and religious affiliation
  • Able to coordinate services to the needs of diverse populations within the time and financial limits of the institution
  • Demonstrate creativity and flexibilitY
  • Application Materials

    Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position, qualifications in light of the job description, and philosophy of general education.

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