Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


*Internal Search open to current UW-Stout employees only*

Opened in 2008, the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center has evolved to provide diverse instructional development opportunities for UW-Stout educators. During its history, it has had two directors and is now seeking its third. For the past nine years, the directorship has been a 100% position, but understanding the importance of remaining in the classroom, NTLC will now offer a 9-month academic year appointment that will consist of a .75 FTE NTLC directorship position and a .25 FTE classroom teaching assignment. There will be an additional short-term 20-day summer contract.

In order to support a smooth transition, the new director will serve in a .25 FTE Associate Director position during spring 2020 to overlap with the current NTLC Director. The candidate will also receive a partial summer 2020 contract. The 9-month academic year appointment is scheduled to begin fall 2020, with directorship responsibilities being scaled to reflect and support this revised position description. The director will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor.


Minimum / Required

  • Tenured Associate Professor
  • Five years of teaching experience.
  • Experience with NTLC programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to active learning principles and practice.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills related to project management.

Highly Desired

  • Experience developing a culture of effective teaching and learning at UW-Stout in both face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Experience using classroom technology and a demonstrated openness to new instructional technologies.
  • Experience administering programs or projects, including creating and overseeing budgets, and developing and assessing goals aligned with the university’s strategic priorities.
  • A history of successful grant writing.
  • A history of departmental and cross-campus communication with instructors, students and staff at UW-Stout.


  • Develop a culture of effective teaching and learning at UW-Stout reflective of state, national and international trends associated with changing student populations and dynamic learning needs.
  • Collaborate with Learning Technology Services and Stout Online Services to advance knowledge of face-to-face and online teaching practices across campus.
  • Design, implement and assess programs that support instructional development and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) such as Communities of Practice, SoTL Teams, speaker events, and workshops. These opportunities will be aligned with university goals and strategic priorities.
  • Work with Human Resource Services and Learning Technology Services to co-facilitate the New Instructor Workshop, and then design and lead the corresponding First Year Instructor Program.
  • Create and oversee budget for Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center projects. Work closely with the Nakatani Endowment and Stout University Foundation to support NTLC programming.
  • Develop grant proposals to secure funding that supports teaching and learning projects.
  • Fulfill responsibilities associated with the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID) including managing the WTFS selection process, assisting UW-Stout faculty in attending the OPID spring Conference, supporting UW System campus networking opportunities, etc.
  • Chair the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Board.
  • Supervise support positions for the NTLC. This currently includes a .5 FTE (annual) administrative assistant and a .25 Graduate Assistant.
  • Teach in a .25 FTE appointment during the academic year.
  • Complete duties as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor.


The Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (NTLC) is devoted to promoting and supporting the art and science of teaching. The NTLC encourages valuing teaching and learning by all members of the UW-Stout community, through collaboration, creating programs for faculty development, and facilitating the use of technology.

The NTLC is part of the Teaching and Learning Hub and is located in the Robert Swanson Learning Library Center, Room 201. The Center director reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor in the Provost Office.


An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).


Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. A letter of application.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A one-page vision statement for the future of the NTLC.
  4. A one-page vision statement with teaching philosophy.

Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to present a 20-minute session on a designated topic as part of the interview process and asked to submit contact information for three (3) professional references.

Screening of applications will begin Wednesday, October 30, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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