Position Announcement: Director, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
Dear UT Teaching Faculty:
It has been nearly 5 years since I was asked to be the Inaugural Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC). Having served in other leadership roles within the College of Business before taking on this role, I have become a strong believer that there is an appropriate window of time for a member of the university community to hold a position of leadership. Of equal importance is that the leader recognize when it is time to step aside so that others may bring their own knowledge, fresh ideas, and energy to the organization to contribute to the institution’s continuing growth, improvement, and effectiveness.
During my tenure as Inaugural Director, I have had the opportunity to work with several hundred members of our UT teaching faculty. These relationships have meant a great deal to me. The strong dedication of our faculty to the teaching mission is critically important to our University’s success. I have also had the distinct privilege of working with a wonderful group of dedicated and professional TennTLC staff members. They apply their significant intelligence, creativity, collaborative spirit, and caring every day to deliver the highest quality services to our teaching faculty.
My intention moving forward is to split my time between the TennTLC, as Emeritus Director focused on targeted projects and faculty consultation, and my academic department in my role as a senior faculty member. With this in mind, I have attached the position announcement for the position of Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. This is an internal search for both faculty and exempt staff. I am available to respond to questions for those interested in this position.
I want to thank all of you for the wonderful support you’ve provided the Center over the past five years and wish you well as we continue together to build a great university.
David W. Schumann, Ph.D.
If you are interested in this internal application process, view the position description here.
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