Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) at the University ofTennessee, Knoxville (UTK) seeks qualified applicants for a position that willprovide strategic direction for two of TLI's nine initiatives, experientiallearning and service-learning. The Assistant Director for Experiential Learningwill also monitor and provide oversight regarding the investment of funds forfaculty development and faculty awards within the Experiential Learning andTeaching Innovation sub-unit, including the Teaching Support Award program andFaculty Innovators program, while also creating new and innovative methods forsupporting faculty at UT. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for ExperientialLearning & Teaching Innovation, the person in this position will alsocollaborate with the Director of Faculty Development to identify campus needsrelated to faculty development programming, and create new opportunities usingmultiple modalities for reaching and meeting the teaching needs of UT faculty.This person will also supervise staff, and serve as a representative for TLI onuniversity-wide committees effecting academic curriculum, student graduation requirements,and other related needs.
Expected pay range is $55,000 - $65,000, dependent uponexperience and earned level of education. All applicants are asked to submit acurrent resume or CV and cover letter if interested in this position.
Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV and coverletter by Monday, February 3, 2020for full consideration.
Primary Duties &Responsibilities of this Position include:
*Provides strategic leadership of theexperiential learning and service-learning initiatives by planning, implementing,and assessing programming, workshops, and events to support and grow the use ofexperiential learning and service-learning across the university.
*Builds and maintains relationships with campusadministrators, faculty members, unit leaders, and staff members to support andgrow experiential learning and service-learning opportunities at UT.
*Convenes the High Impact Practices AdvisoryGroup, and serves as chair of the S (service-learning) designationsubcommittee.
*Monitors and provides direction regarding theinvestment of funds for faculty awards and faculty development and isresponsible for connecting with Deans, Department Heads, individual facultymembers, and other college level administrators regarding the most effectiveways to support faculty to adopt new, innovative, and effective teachingmethods for educating this current generation of college students.
*Oversees a budget of $125,000 for facultyawards, and provides specific recommendations to the Assistant Provost forExperiential Learning and Teaching Innovation regarding its use.
*Coordinates all faculty awards programs for theExperiential Learning and Teaching Innovation sub-unit of TLI, includingselection of faculty, review of potential requests and submissions for funding,and proper distribution of funds as guided by university policies everysemester.
*Provides strategic direction and coordinates theplanning of all faculty development workshops, programming, and events with theDirector of Faculty Development each semester, and identifies campus needs andensures that faculty development and success programming is offered in multiplemodalities and at differing times to meet the needs of faculty.
*Monitors progress of all ELTI programmingopportunities, and ensures their effective assessment.
*Uses provided data to build and strengthenfuture program offerings and looks for new and effective ways to meet the needsof faculty across the campus, especially regarding experiential learning andservice-learning.
*Teaches and serves as representative to thecampus regarding experiential learning and service-learning offerings byleading workshops, events, and trainings for faculty and staff that useexperiential learning and service-learning in their classes.
*Serves on campus committees representing TLI onsearch committees and on university-wide committees affecting academiccurriculum and student graduation requirements, as well as other working groupsand committees.
*Supervises staff as assigned by providing leadershipto assigned staff and supporting them to meet identified goals regarding theirareas of responsibility.
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