Apply now to be a learning village faculty head next year

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, November 21 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

 

Two faculty heads will be chosen to lead the two new learning villages at Tennessee Tech planned for fall 2012, joining the four villages already established in Service, Environment, Engineering and Women. A faculty head has broad responsibility for fostering the personal and intellectual growth of students and creating a strong sense of community. Preparation for relevant duties will begin in the spring.

The two villages for 2012 will build on these current residential options:
• Global Village in MS Cooper/Pinkerton Halls
• Arts and Media Village in Ellington/Warf Halls

To allow for full involvement in village life, the position of faculty head carries a significant release from one’s regular teaching load, along with a stipend and other support. The appointment term will be three years and is renewable.

Required Qualifications
• Must be a tenured, full-time faculty member at Tennessee Tech at the time of appointment
• Must demonstrate:
        o A commitment to student success and development
        o A commitment to the village’s emphasis
• Must have a record of successful teaching and service

Duties
• Promotes student learning and development in a residential setting
• Leads students in creating and implementing the village’s identity, programming and activities
• Coordinates and supervises the work of academic peer mentors
• Serves as campus ombudsperson for the village and its students
• Collaborates with assistant coordinator and other residential life staff
• Encourages involvement of other faculty, as well as staff, alumni and community members, in village activities
• Maintains flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends
• Oversees management of village’s activities budget
• Maintains office hours in village office
• Participates in governance, including serving on council of village faculty heads and subcommittees
• Expected to participate in new student orientation (SOAR) during the summer
• Willingness to teach a village section of UNIV 1020 or HON 1010

Compensation and Support
• Academic-year stipend of $5000
• Release from 50 percent of normal teaching load
• Office space in residence hall
• Reserved parking space at residence hall
• Some expenses related to campus food services

Application Process
By Friday, Jan. 6, send the following materials to Lenly Weathers, chair of faculty head selection committee, TTU Box 5015:

• Letter of application stating your vision for the village for which you are applying to be faculty head, especially how you would establish and promote its theme. This should address the issues of creating the village’s identity and community, and the connections between “living” and “learning” essential to the success of the Village
• Curriculum Vitae and other documented evidence of your strengths relevant to the position
• At least two letters of recommendation, assessing your suitability and strengths for this position
• All available IDEA results for the past two years.

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