The University of Tennessee is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor of the Martin campus. The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Tennessee at Martin and serves on the University of Tennessee leadership team, reporting directly to the UT System President. This position is appointed by the President and elected by the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.
UT Martin has developed into a highly-regarded institution that blends traditional liberal arts and sciences and professional programs within a small college environment. The university prepares students to lead, serve, and succeed by fostering lifelong learning and civic and global responsibility. A UT Martin education extends beyond the classroom to include residential, professional, and co-curricular opportunities, with particular emphasis on internships and experiential learning opportunities. As a community resource, the university provides leadership and support for the economic, environmental, social, and cultural needs of the 21-county West Tennessee region and beyond.
The next chancellor will be responsible for leading UT Martin to new levels of achievement and must possess a proven record of successful oversight of complex institutions. Ideally, the chancellor will have an entrepreneurial spirit that will move the institution's academic mission forward and lead efforts to raise new resources from the university's many and broadly based constituents.
The chancellor will possess the skills to promote academic excellence and to provide leadership and administration of UT Martin. The chancellor is expected to provide visionary leadership in strategic initiatives to enhance the standing of the university, manage budget planning and accountability, respect and promote shared governance, enhance the diversity of the institution, and continue to engage the university with the wider regional community.
The chancellor will be a highly visible figure both externally and internally who will be fully engaged with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the extended university family as he or she addresses the challenges of both the university and the region. The Chancellor will create a culture where all students feel safe, respected, and can succeed.
The chancellor should possess a strong commitment to public higher education in a teaching institution and a compelling desire to further the mission and core values of the institution. Those strengths will be realized in his or her ability to attract and retain exceptional faculty and students, increase private philanthropy, demonstrate success in implementing strategic planning, and present a commitment to diversity and international initiatives.
UT Martin's next Chancellor will have the opportunity to lead a special and vibrant university toward future successes and will be presented with the opportunity to achieve the following professional and personal accomplishments:
- Lead a student-centered institution with a solid reputation and positive momentum into its next chapters of success
- Serve as a passionate advocate of a mission to enhance student success and the university's resources, quality, and impact
- Oversee the implementation of a thoughtful and comprehensive strategic plan that will further build the university's mission, relevance and resources
- Partner with a cohesive and collaborative senior leadership team and a dedicated, energetic "family" of faculty and staff
- Work closely with the Board of Trustees, leadership team and peer Chancellors of a nationally respected system within a state that values - and invests in higher education
- Be an active and influential leader within West Tennessee and across the state, and meaningfully impact the quality of life and economic vitality
The Chancellor`s direct reports include the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Vice Chancellor of University Relations, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, the Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, the Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Director of Research, Outreach and Economic Development, the Director of the Ned Ray McWherter Institute, and the Director of the WestStar Leadership Program.